How to change the master window switch on Subaru Outback 2000-2004

Do it yourself, change the master window switch on your Subaru Outback. The repair process shown below is similar for Outback models produced in the years 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004. This is a very simple replacement that can be done in no more than 15 minutes. You will only require a flat blade screwdriver and a Phillips screwdriver.

     You can start by opening the front door of the car, on the driver’s side, because the master window switch is located there, on the door panel. Use the tip of a flat blade screwdriver, insert it between the switch and the panel, as you can see below and pry out the plastic part.

     After you lift it up, you will gain access underneath. There are two wiring harnesses that power up the buttons, as you can see in the picture below and you will have to unplug them. You can do it by hand, this time. The plugs have securing thumb tabs. Press on them and pull out the harnesses.

     At this point, you can install the replacement, if it comes with the module and the bezel around it. If not, you will have to remove the old module and install the new one into the old bezel. You can do it by removing the four Phillips screws seen in the image below.

     In the end, plug back the harnesses, insert the window switch into the door panel and press on it, until it is secured there. This is all you need to do, if you plan to remove and replace the master window switch on your Subaru Outback, the model made between the years 2000 and 2004.

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