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Help needed - Can anyone tell me about this part and can the bracket be replaced?


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Hello,

Replaced my driveshafts yesterday (07 Impreza R Sport) and noticed this part which appears to have an electrical connection on the top, but most importantly, the bracket to the front arm has snapped. What is this whole part and can the broken bracket be replaced... Does this even do much as I noticed it's only on the one side of the car. 

Thanks

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  • KempGuitars changed the title to Help needed - Can anyone tell me about this part and can the bracket be replaced?

Hello, that looks like the level sensor for the headlights and it looks as though that bracket is part of the bottom arm so you would either have to fit a new arm or see if the bracket will weld back on 👍

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3 minutes ago, stuartie said:

Hello, that looks like the level sensor for the headlights and it looks as though that bracket is part of the bottom arm so you would either have to fit a new arm or see if the bracket will weld back on 👍

Thanks dude! Makes sense, I thought my headlight beams looked a little low recently. Will look for replacement now I know what it is 😁

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Mine on the Foz was worse because the ball joints within that headlight level sensor had seized solid, so as well as the bracket had to replace the link, for the link i bought and altered slightly an adjustable suspension level link from a Toyota Landcruiser to fit (found on ebay i think), for the bracket i used  a corner bracket from a diy shop designed to repair chipboard so a matter of 50p or so, but any piece of fairly sturdy angled steel would be fine with the right holes drilled through.

In theory the genuine bracket should be cheap even at Subaru dealers, but wouldn't surprise me if you have to buy everything involved and you do not want to know the cost of the link, i'm not mean honest guv just fed up to the back teeth with  having me knicks pulled down by everyone from Doris DePfeffel Johnson downwards.

Note people, make sure you grease those little ball joints before they seize solid.

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