Subaru Coupes/Sedans/Wagons 1985-1996 Repair Guide

Trunk, Liftgate and Fuel Door Opener

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On some models a remote trunk, liftgate or fuel door opener system is used. A cable connected to a release handle alongside the drivers seat, goes to the rear of the car and is connected to the trunk/tailgate/fuel door latch assemblies. Each of the latch assemblies has an electrical switch that will illuminate if the lid or door is not closed properly.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Opener Cables
  1. Remove from the interior of the car the left side door sill moulding, and roll the carpet back to expose the cables.
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  3. Remove the left quarter trim panel and the left rear trim or trunk panel.
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  5. Remove the opener cover screws and the opener. Remove the release handles.
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  7. Remove the cables from their retaining clip.
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  9. Disconnect the cable at either the trunk/hatch release or the fuel door release.
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  11. Disconnect the cable at the release lever. Remove the cable from the vehicle.
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To install:
  1. Install the new cable in position and connect it to the trunk/hatch or fuel door release. Connect the cable to the release handle.
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  3. Make sure the cable is seated in the retaining clips properly. Install the trim panels that were removed.
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  5. Connect the release lever handles and install the cover.
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