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Yay! was it a matter of squeezing the blue tabs together and pulling? I was wondering if something like dental tweezers would help make it faster?
Yes, more or less. I'll be posting a YouTube video that shows my method.
 
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I removed the front seatbelts and the airbag module to ship in to a company called "Safety Restore".

I'm getting the airbag module reprogrammed and the seatbelts rebuilt.

Total cost $197
 
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Hey @Twiddler - is Submaru still with you ?
Absolutely. I drive it for work every work day. It's a little over 100,000 miles now with a little damage on the front left corner where I hydroplaned on interstate 65 near downtown Louisville and hit the dividing wall lightly.

With a set of non-bald tires, it rides so much smoother and stays off the walls.
 
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I have shipped my seatbelts and airbag module off for rebuild/reset.
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Here the breakdown of charges.
 

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An interesting fact: the driver's seat has a single stage seatbelt, meaning that it just locks and the passenger has a dual stage, meaning that it not only locks in an accident, but it "pre-tensions" by pulling the bottom of the seatbelt about 4 inches tighter.

I found that interesting.
 
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Question: has anyone who has Eyesight had their windshield replaced with a cheap one? I'm considering going with an ultra-cheap ($263) windshield replacement and wondering what kind of shenanigans I'm getting myself into.
 

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Some new expenses:
$135.42 Mirror assembly
$31.50 Mirror cover
$13.39 Lower cover
$58.17 Signal lamp
$50.24 Mirror glass
$18.00 Upper bumper retainer
$25.20 Right Fog Light Trim
$25.20 Left Fog Light Trim
$3.09 Tow eye cap
$377.42 Left Curtain Airbag
$377.42 Right Curtain Airbag

These parts were all from SubaruSource.com

That is the cheapest prices that I could find on genuine Subaru parts.

I also bought a used bumper cover from Ebay for $203 delivered. I will have to paint it when it gets here in a little over a week.
 
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The "new" bumper arrived via Greyhound bus from Orlando, FL.
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And the airbags should be arriving sometime today.
 

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The airbags arrived a little while ago:
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They are shipped in metal cage boxes to, I assume, prevent collateral damage in the unlikely event that they would deploy during shipping.
 

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Almost big enough to make you own customised sports grille 🤪
Excellent idea, but they're minimalistic and understandably thin. Obviously just intended to slow that airbag down.
 
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Got most of my parts in today (yes, Easter Sunday).
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Off with the old, on with the new!

Oh, and pleasant surprise, the mirror top came pre-printed with my color.

Edit: yes, they screwed up the order even after I asked him "that's the mirror glass with the approach lights, right?"
 
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The front bumper cover is prepped for priming.
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Here's the primed bumper cover
 
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