Subaru ff-1/1300/1400/1600/1800/Brat 1970-1984 Repair Guide

Signal and Marker Lights

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Front Turn Signal and Parking Lights


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Fig. Fig. 1 Remove the lens retaining screws



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Fig. Fig. 2 Remove the lens cover and the gasket



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Fig. Fig. 3 Grasp the bulb firmly and remove it from the electrical connector

  1. Disconnect the negative (-) battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the two screws which secure the lens cover and gasket to the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Remove the lens cover and gasket.
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  7. Grasp the bulb firmly and remove it from the electrical connector.
  8.  

To install:

  1. Install the new bulb in the electrical connector.
  2.  
  3. Install the gasket and lens cover, then fasten the two screws.
  4.  
  5. Connect the negative battery cable.
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Side Marker Lights


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Fig. Fig. 4 Remove the lens retaining screws

  1. Disconnect the negative (-) battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the two screws which secure the lens cover and gasket to the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Pull the lens cover, with the electrical wire, away from the vehicle.
  6.  
  7. Remove the lens cover from the bulb receptacle.
  8.  
  9. Grasp the bulb firmly and pull it from the electrical connector.
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Fig. Fig. 5 Remove the light assembly away from the vehicle



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Fig. Fig. 6 Remove the bulb and socket from the light lens



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Fig. Fig. 7 Grasp the bulb firmly and pull it from the electrical connector

To install:

  1. Install the new bulb in the electrical connector.
  2.  
  3. Install the lens and gasket cover, then fasten the retaining screws.
  4.  
  5. Connect the negative battery cable.
  6.  

Rear Turn Signal, Brake and Parking Lights


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Fig. Fig. 8 Exploded view of the rear combination light for hatchbacks



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Fig. Fig. 9 Exploded view of the rear combination light on sedans



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Fig. Fig. 10 Exploded view of the rear combination light on station wagons



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Fig. Fig. 11 Exploded view of the rear combination light for the Brat

On Subaru vehicles there are two different ways of removing the rear turn signal, brake and parking light bulbs. On the station wagon the lens is retained by exterior screws. On the coupe and sedan the fasteners are reached from the trunk.

  1. Disconnect the negative (-) battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the lens or cover retaining fasteners.
  4.  
  5. Remove the old bulb from the electrical connector.
  6.  

To install:

  1. Install the new bulb in the electrical connector.
  2.  
  3. Fasten the lens or cover retaining fasteners.
  4.  
  5. Connect the negative battery cable.
  6.  

Dome Light


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Fig. Fig. 12 Turn the lens to remove dome light

  1. The lens can be removed by turning the mark on the lens towards the dome light switch on the dome light.
  2.  

  1. Pull off the dome light cover by hand.
  2.  
  3. Remove the bulb.
  4.  
  5. Installation is the reverse of removal.
  6.  

Passenger Area Lamps

To replace the courtesy and glove box lamps, simply remove the bulb through the access hole. To replace the ashtray lamp, it is necessary to remove the ashtray and the ashtray retainer first.

License Plate Lights


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Fig. Fig. 13 License plate light assembly on hatchbacks

  1. Remove the lamp attaching bolts or screws.
  2.  
  3. Remove the lens fasteners.
  4.  
  5. Remove the lamp socket then remove the bulb.
  6.  
  7. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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Fig. Fig. 14 Exploded view of the rear combination light for hatchbacks



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Fig. Fig. 15 Exploded view of the rear combination light on sedans



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Fig. Fig. 16 Exploded view of the rear combination light on station wagons



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Fig. Fig. 17 Exploded view of the rear combination light for the Brat



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Fig. Fig. 18 Turn the lens to remove dome light



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Fig. Fig. 19 License plate light assembly on hatchbacks

 
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