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Rear Hatch Switch on 2001 Forester

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#1 robm


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Posted 05 June 2014 - 10:41 AM

Where is it?  It is flaky, doesn't always turn off when the gate/hatch is shut, but I can't see it.


On each side of the hatch, there are little plastic bits that get pushed in, but moving them doesn't affect the interior light.  Any idea what they are?

#2 robm


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 03:59 PM



Does no one know where this switch is?  The manual shows a connector, but not the switch.  It seems to be on the passenger side at the rear, but I can't see anything that looks like or works as a switch.

#3 Olnick


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 04:13 PM

I think the "little plastic bits that get pushed in" are just "bumpers"--to soften the blow of closing the hatch--maybe to provide a bit of push when you unlock it.  But sorry, I can't remember seeing a light switch/button back there myself.

#4 gdudik


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Posted 10 June 2014 - 05:45 PM

I believe it's part of the latch assy itself inside the tailgate.

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