How to change Glove Box Light Bulb?
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This is a discussion on How to change Glove Box Light Bulb? within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I have a 2005 SAAB 9-2x Turbo. (Subaru WRX). I am not sure if the glove box layout is the ...

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    How to change Glove Box Light Bulb?

    I have a 2005 SAAB 9-2x Turbo. (Subaru WRX).
    I am not sure if the glove box layout is the same as a 2005 WRX.
    (SAAB made some changes to the interior).

    Any how, the glove box light bulb burned out.
    I would like to replace the bulb.

    The bulb is in a recess, I cannot put my fingers in the recess to pull it out.
    (My fingers are too fat).

    I am not sure if the bulb just pull out, or screw out.
    I am not sure if I have to take the whole glove box apart.
    I call the dealer, and they are of no help.

    If you know how to remove this bulb please help.
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    not sure if its the same but for the 05 sti take the glove box of theres like 5 screews and a christmas tree on the side by the door. The bulbs on the top wired with what i believe is a Green and white wire.s this is connected to purple and black wires via connector. I think these colors are right but could be wrong... They are not LED lights but impretty sure they run off of 5V so just find a light that runs off that or unscrew the bulb and take it to autozone or radio shak
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    I have added a photo to the original post.
    Please take a look and offer a solution.

    How to remove this light bulb in the glove compartment?

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    I would take out the whole glove box, as Deathrin suggested, (it's not very difficult) and see where that gets you.

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    Have you tired this?




    Seriously though, did you try giving it a tug with a pair of needle nose pliers?
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    Do I have to disconnect the battery first before I dismantle the glove box?
    I am afraid of dismanting the glove box for fear of triggerring the air-bag.

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    no need to
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    the bulb simply pulls straight out, it will feel like you are going to break it, but you won't. If you are nervous about doing it this way, you can remove the glove box assembly and the bulb socket is in the top, twist it 90 degrees to release it from the house and then just pull the bulb straight out
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