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Inside rear hatch release 90 legacy ls

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#1 Sawspa



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Posted 26 August 2014 - 10:04 PM

I can't figure out where the release for my rear hatch is on the inside of the vehicle. The manual says it is on a lever beside the gas lid release, but there isn't one there. Could the release be somewhere else? Can they be installed somewhere?

#2 heartless


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Posted 27 August 2014 - 06:57 AM

if you look closely there should be two levers down there on the floor - the plastic handle(s) may be broken off making it difficult to see (mine was) - one lever is for the gas filler door, the second - closest to the door jamb - is the rear hatch release.


Dont be surprised if it doesnt work - mine didnt. It is a cable operated system and on 25 year old cars they tend to be non-fuctional. cables break, latches get corroded and dont work properly, etc

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 11:03 AM

If it's a wagon there is no "inside release".


if it's a sedan....it will be there next to the gas release.  The plastic may have broken, so all you will see is a small metal bar that had the plastic tab on it.

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 06:27 PM

It's a wagon. I guess I'll make one. Sure makes it handy when car camping. Thanks

#5 SubaruWagon87



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Posted 30 August 2014 - 02:35 PM

Does the handle on the hatch itself not work?

Edit: nvm, I just read the part about camping

Edited by SubaruWagon87, 30 August 2014 - 02:36 PM.

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 01:38 PM

I had to replace the outside handle too. It should be an easy to build, upgrade.

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Posted 08 September 2014 - 07:59 PM

I would imagine that you would be able to get one of the glow in the dark emergency pull cables from a newer model car trunk (maybe find a front end damaged Subaru in a junkyard and go to town on its trunklid)  You could then hopefully find a way to attach the cable to the existing mechanism in the hatch, drill a small hole and have the small pull handle sticking out into the cargo area on the inside of the hatch.

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