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Old 12-12-2016, 10:50 AM   #1
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Default How to safely remove dash switch panel?

Hello. I need to remove the fuse box/switch panel cover to the left of the steering wheel to install a fog light switch (2017 WRX). I opened the car door and popped the side panel off and unscrewed the silver screw there. I also unscrewed a silver screw by the driver right knee. I started to pull but it didn't feel right. Dont want to crack anything. I also saw the SRS sign between the driver knees which makes me a bit nervous. Can anyone point me in the right direction on how to this properly? Thanks.
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Old 12-12-2016, 11:51 AM   #2
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The document at http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs...6V292-6938.pdf describes how to replace the steering column for 2016-17 Legacy/Outback models. Maybe it'll help a little bit.
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Old 12-12-2016, 03:16 PM   #3
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^^^ Thank you. Even though they're different, it seems to emphasize that the panel needs to be pulled straight out. Not an angle. I think I remember seeing something similar on a Youtube video but couldn't find it again.
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Old 12-12-2016, 03:49 PM   #4
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The only screw holding it in is the one you removed near the drivers left knee (behind the panel you popped out). Otherwise it'll come right off with some force. There is a clip behind the panel you popped out that you can depress to help facilitate.

Afterwards the panel itself that actually holds the switches has 2 (or 1) screw holding it in. Don't just force that panel out!
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Old 12-12-2016, 04:52 PM   #5
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^this. It takes a good tug, just do a little at a time so nothing breaks. But yea that one screw is it
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