(SUB1747B-XE3) Subaru Crosstrek Upper XE-Series LED Grille Kit Installation Details

(SUB1747B-XE3) Subaru Crosstrek Upper XE-Series LED Grille Kit

Products : SUB1747B-XE2 , SUB1747B-XE3

Install Step #1:
Our Project Subaru Crosstrek Ready for it's New GrillCraft XE-Series LED Grille.
Install Step #2:
To perform the install you'll need to remove the bumper from the vehicle. Start by removing the 10mm Bolts and Plastic Clips securing the upper and lower parts of the bumper.
Install Step #3:
Use a 10mm socket to remove the bolts.
Install Step #4:
Use a flat-head screwdriver to remove the clips on the top and bottom of the bumper.
Install Step #5:
In the wheel-wells, you'll need to remove the upper clip holding the bumper by pushing the center of the clip inward.
Install Step #6:
Once the center is pushed in, the clip can be removed.
Install Step #7:
Once all hardware is removed, you can unclip the bumper from the vehicle by pulling towards you from the wheel-well as well as underneath the bumper.
Install Step #8:
Disconnect any auxiliary lights mounted to the bumper and the bumper should come free from the vehicle.
Install Step #9:
Remove the factory grille by unscrewing the Phillips screws and unclipping it from the bumper.
Install Step #10:
Once unclipped, remove the factory grille from the front.
Install Step #11:
We recommend lightly painting the area behind the grille opening with flat black spray paint to darken the back of the grille.
Install Step #12:
We recommend painting the area behind the grille BLACK to give a clean, professional installation. To do this trace the back of the grille and tape it off in preparation for painting.
Install Step #13:
Place your new mesh insert into the bumper. Be sure the bottom of the grille is flush with the bumper before aligning the top.
Install Step #14:
Use a sharp scribe tool to mark the location of the mounting tabs on the bumper.
Install Step #15:
Use a 3/16" drill bit to make the necessary mounting holes.
Install Step #16:
Fasten the new grille to the bumper ask shown with the included hardware.
Install Step #17:
To install the XE-Series LED Light into the grille, mount the included bracket as shown with the included Allen bolts.
Install Step #18:
Then mount the light to the grille with the included 13mm Nut, Bolt, and Washers.
Install Step #19:
Optional: Using the alignment shims provided will allow you to adjust the light further downward, simply mount them between the light and grille, then tighten.
Install Step #20:
The wiring harness will tuck away behind the cover shown - remove the clips securing the cover and set aside.
Install Step #21:
The wiring harness will follow the factory hood release cable behind the fender-liner. Remove the clips securing the fender liner, then remove the fender-liner to access the area behind.
Install Step #22:
Secure the harness relay near the fender to keep it out of the way. We chose to mount it using the existing factory hardware for the fusebox cover.
Install Step #23:
Follow the hood release cable located behind the fender liner and remove the white clip shown.
Install Step #24:
Behind the clip is the grommet for the hood release cable's entrance to the interior.
Install Step #25:
Push the grommet forward to route the switch wiring to the interior.
Install Step #26:
Remove the terminals from the switch and route the wiring through the hole.
Install Step #27:
This is what you'll see in the driver side kick-panel area with the wiring through to the interior.
Install Step #28:
Remove the hood release cable from the hood release lever so that you can route the harness through the rubber grommet. This will ensure a leak-proof install when completed.
Install Step #29:
If you're not able to route the wiring harness and the hood release cable through the grommet, you may need to cut the end a small amount to allow both to fit through.
Install Step #30:
You'll only need to cut a small amount off the end.
Install Step #31:
When reconnecting the wiring, use the image as a reference to the wire locations on the switch.
Install Step #32:
We chose to mount the switch out of sight on the fuse panel cover. Drill the necessary 3/4" mounting hole for the switch.
Install Step #33:
Here's a view of the switch mounted and secured.
Install Step #34:
The light connectors will need to be routed next, find the best place to mount them to your liking. We chose to route them behind the headlight through an opening in the frame. Use the hook on the bottom of the headlight to prevent them from hanging.
Install Step #35:
Here's a view of where the wires reveal from behind the headlight.
Install Step #36:
OPTIONAL: If using a 3-Light kit, connect the splitter harness to one of the connectors.
Install Step #37:
Connect the LED Lights to the harness and secure the wiring with zip ties.
Install Step #38:
Attach the Positive and Negative wires to the battery terminals and test the lights.
Install Step #39:
Reinstall the bumper and all removed components and the installation is Complete!
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These installations steps pertain to the following vehicles:


Year Make Model Submodel Fitment Notes
2019 Subaru Crosstrek Base N / A
2019 Subaru Crosstrek Base N / A
2019 Subaru Crosstrek Limited N / A
2019 Subaru Crosstrek Limited N / A
2019 Subaru Crosstrek Premium N / A
2019 Subaru Crosstrek Premium N / A
2018 Subaru Crosstrek Base N / A
2018 Subaru Crosstrek Base N / A
2018 Subaru Crosstrek Limited N / A
2018 Subaru Crosstrek Limited N / A
2018 Subaru Crosstrek Premium N / A
2018 Subaru Crosstrek Premium N / A