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Check engine light

how do i replace a check engine light for a 2003 subaru outback. tx.

Replace a burned out bulb or what??

What do you want to replace. Normally the light itself will last the life of the car.

Tell us more.

Ummm…remove the bulb for the CEL and replace it with a new bulb?

yes. replace the bulb. tx.

correct. from what i’ve been able to research, it’s a bit involved but doable.

I’d stop by the dealer’s parts store and ask them nicely for an “exploded view” drawing of the installation. I’ve used this resource many times.