Model Year 2012 to 2017 Brake Light Switch change

  1. Welcome to Subaru XV Crosstrek Forum – General discussion forum for the Subaru XV

    Welcome to Subaru XV Crosstrek Forum - a website dedicated to all things Subaru XV.

    You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, Join Subaru XV Crosstrek Forum today!
Results 1 to 4 of 4
Like Tree3Likes
  • 1 Post By troutbum
  • 1 Post By Rorgaard
  • 1 Post By kev13nyc

Thread: Brake Light Switch change

  1. #1

    Brake Light Switch change

    Hi Fourm,

    Would anyone know how to get the BLS off for a 2013 xv crosstrek? The plug itself is simple to get off, but it looks like the BLS is screwed into the brake base itself? Is this why Subaru charges so much to change this one part? I got the part for $17. wasn't able to find anything on google in regards/instrucitons for removing the BLS. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks.

  2. Remove Advertisements
    Subaru XV Forum

  3. #2
    Senior Member troutbum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2014

    In a case like this You Tube is your Friend



    Hope this helps

    “Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand--and melting like a snowflake...”
    Francis Bacon

    2018 Sunshine Orange Cross Trek Sport (Can) 6 MT "Tigger" 170-6x7 Fast Shibuya 42 mm Bronze wheels, Nokian Rotiiva AT 215-70-16 tires

    "In loving memory of my partner of 40 years Tuula RIP Pooks"

  4. #3
    Senior Member Rorgaard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Edmond, Oklahoma
    Does inspecting the new part offer any sort of help?

    Mine went out about a year or two ago and yeah, it cost waaaay too much to replace.
    2014 CBS XV Limited w/moonroof and navigation

    I am a Subaru Ambassador. If you have questions, feel free to ask!

  5. Remove Advertisements
    Subaru XV Forum

  6. #4
    thanks all. that $17.15 was well spent.... i was going through the youtube videos, but i never sat through the videos. when i saw the 1/4 turn, i tried it on mine and my BLS popped right out. test drove it today and light never came on. my car has the extended warranty so i would THINK they would have replaced it for free, but who knows. $17.15 for peace of mind not worrying about getting banged up for a stupid 'repair'.

Similar Threads

  1. Removal of Switch Panel to add Garage door remote Switch
    By djae in forum Lighting, Electrical, and EyeSight
    Replies: 10
    Latest Post: 12-25-2018, 02:33 AM
  2. Brake light switch
    By Chuwee81 in forum Suspension and Brakes
    Replies: 6
    Latest Post: 09-07-2017, 07:37 PM
  3. Brake light switch
    By KLEMMER in forum Dealer Service Problems, Maintenance, Warranty, TSBs, and Recalls
    Replies: 1
    Latest Post: 07-28-2017, 11:29 PM
  4. Brake light switch
    By Chuwee81 in forum Subaru XV General Discussion Forum
    Replies: 3
    Latest Post: 05-29-2016, 05:25 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.1.2