We replaced the low beam bulbs on a 2014 subaru outback. now they are shining into the opposite lane and we can't figure out how to adjust them. Help?

Asked by Nov 12, 2015 at 05:47 PM about the 2014 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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If you didn't turn any screws to get to the lamps then it still should be set right, my suspicion is that the bulbs are not in correctly, if you did turn some screws then the best way is to take it to a shop you trust and have them aligned properly. You don't want to blind oncoming traffic and you absolutely don't want a ticket.

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mander17- my question for you is , why are you doing this yourself? Come on, if you had the money to purchase a 2014 Subaru Outback, you should be able to have it professionally maintained?

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C'mon, guys, you're NOT being helpful! The halogen inserts simply have to be twisted to that they sit flush with their mounts before the spring-clips are pushed back on. I see these crooked low beam bulbs all the time. Just unclip the spring and rotate the bulb a bit until it pushes in a little. Hint: the rear connector will sit at an angle, NOT horizontal nor vertical. Will take you one minute per side at most.

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Thank you, SubaruGuruBoston. That is great advice, and we will do that. To Markw1952, you made me laugh. The reason we had the money to purchase a 2014 Subaru Outback is because we do almost everything ourselves. We are simple country folks, a long way from the Subaru dealer and before becoming a taxidermist, my husband was a mechanic. Though not particularly helpful, it was amusing.

My husband made the adjustment and it worked great. Thank you! By the way, it was an odd transition, but he was an ASE Certified mechanic prior to becoming a taxidermist so he has most of the tools needed for vehicle repair and a good background knowledge of vehicles. and that is why we do our own stuff.....

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