Outback F4-2.5L (2008)
Wheel Fastener: Technical Service Bulletins
Wheels/Tires - Wheel Lock Installation/Removal
APPLICABILITY: All Vehicles
SUBJECT: Subaru Wheel Locks
The purpose of this bulletin is to provide the proper procedure for removing and installing Subaru wheel locks. Failure to follow this procedure can
cause damage to the wheel locks and/or wheels.
Remove one lug nut from each wheel. If wheel studs are dirty, clean with a wire brush prior to installing locks. Use extreme care to prevent
damage to the wheel.
By hand, install one wheel lock on each wheel.
Using the special wheel lock key and a torque wrench, tighten each wheel lock to the proper lug nut torque specification (refer to the applicable
Subaru Service Manual).
For ease of installation and removal, the wheel lock should always be the last lug nut tightened on each wheel and should always be the first one
Use of an impact wrench may cause permanent damage to the wheel lock and key.
Wheel locks and/or keys that are damaged due to improper installation and/or removal is not a matter for warranty.