Changing the bulbs that back light the instrument panel in the Subaru Forester should be considered a requirement for safe driving. If you cannot see your gauges, you have no idea how fast or slow you are driving: both are a serious hazard to other drivers. The bulbs that light the instrument panel are located behind the gauges and are accessed by removing the instrument cluster. This is a good project to undertake at home and is easy to complete.
Tools Used: Tools, Phillips head screwdriver
Change Dashboard Lights
Adjust the tilt steering to the lowest position so that the steering wheel sits as low as possible. This is necessary for clearance when removing the instrument cluster. Locate the two screws on the top of the bezel that surrounds the instrument cluster.