Justin, we have a 2005 Legacy we bought used after it had been in your shop in May 2015. I did not test the power relays though. Melody answered 3 years ago Dear bbbttt, I am responding as this like I mentioned can be a tragedy if on a highway. The problem is the low beam is so dim we bought new bulbs after being told they can dim over time. Similar to Sam above, I think there is a problem in the design, specifically in the circuitry of the Auto On switch that allows some surge of electricity to go through and blow the bulbs.
I really believe if you properly install the proper bulb you will have less occurrence of this. Thanks for being realistic and I hope the Subaru keeps you safe and gives you lots of good use going forward. Well its almost Summer time, so not as much need for headlights for the next few months. My wife does the same thing, drives me nuts. I am not sure where you are getting that from? Though they are widely distributed throughout the industry, and their quality rivals that of the German and Japanese lighting giants, they do almost no marketing, instead pouring every dollar into the development and optimization of their Head Light Bulb line. Is my outback a great car outside of the frequently popping headlights.
Thanks, Justin, Thank you for the great info! A car that is 10 years old maybe, but not on a later model anything. The bulbs I bought for the daughters car were exactly the same as I bought for my 2014 Honda Civic. This is based on my observation of mineral residue from evaporated water on all the wires. The purpose of the posts, and the Subsequent Q and A is to help. Either way another ballast used on ebay fixed the problem.
The 2005 to 2009 models are easy to replace in my opinion, the 2010 and newer not so much. I replaced both bulbs with best-quality available lamps. By on February 18, 2010 in , , One of the more recent trends on the 2005 and newer platforms is for the head lights to live a very short life. I see the relay in the wiring diagram but no relay marked as such in the fuse panel. And I certainly do not want to start anything but do you have any experience with the Osram European version Off Road Rally H7 65w bulbs? Feel free to use any replacement light bulb sizes that are listed on Modified Life but keep in mind that all information here is provided as is without any warranty of any kind and most of the light bulb sizes listed on our enthusiast website are submitted by the Modified Life community.
I can give you a long list of cars that are much more difficult, but I am sure that wont matter as you own a Subaru. Also, the bulbs that are being replaced in my vehicle are what are recommended in my manual by Subaru. Yes the vehicle as an auto feature, to be used once the car is started to avoid you forgetting to turn on your headlamps in the event while driving it turns from day to night. All have been low beam and on both sides. This coating is a modern reinvention of their Arctic White color which made them famous. While you have the tools out, it is a good idea to replace the bulbs on both sides of the car as the other bulb has had identical use and may not last much longer anyway.
We own a 2014 Outback and have had 11 bulbs burn out in the time we bought it new, having replaced four and now currently have seven bulbs out. Melody answered 3 years ago I have a Subaru Tribeca Li 2011, I have purchased the highest grade of Hid lights and the lowest I've had a Subaru dealerships change them every time. So disappointing for an otherwise outstanding vehicle. Everything seems to work properly with the exception of the lights going to full brightness after dark. There have been a lot of bulb failures in these utes. Melody, You can look for help or argue about the truth. Some how Subaru locked this part up with Hella and no one will talk to me.
My problem is they are so dim I can barely see the road. Thanks, Bob in Renton Hi Bob, There are right and left head light relays in the fuse block under hood marked as such, I would doubt that was the issue however. They cost less than the Sylvanias and Phillips bulbs I was replacing every 6 months, and they have lasted 3 years now. The dealership has 3 other Tribecas of different years but same problem. Your article is spot on and your advice was followed.
Good luck with changing your 2008 Subaru Impreza turn signal light. Call 1 800 Subaru 3 and let them know your experience. The driver side one always goes out first. This pair of Aftermarket Subaru Tribeca Head Lamp Low Beam Bulbs is from Nokya's Cosmic White series. Nokya Cosmic White is recommended for users who want a new and different look for their Tribeca's lighting while still looking clean and elegant. I need to make a picture of the ballast - is it accessible when I remove the battery? Our light bulb resource includes car light bulb sizes for headlamps, turning signals, parking lights, reverse lights, brake lights, corner lights, sidemarkers, license plate lights, interior map lights, dome lights, vanity mirror visor lights, trunk lights and more.