Question about 1998 Subaru Legacy
The hatch on my 1998 Legacy wagon no longer opens. I have tried WD-40 which worked for 2 wks. but now no amount of lock/unlock, key in or out etc. works. I even tried heating latch from the inside to 300F with a heat gun but won't release. How do you remove the inside panel from inside? How do you get the little plastic "rivet" type things out (turn vs. pull and hope to not break)?
Most of the time these rivits break when you pull them out but sometime you get lucky. They can be bought from subaru at a cheap pruice tag. Just slip a butter knife or something of the sort under the head and pry up. Good Luck. I hope this helps. Don't forget to rate my answer.
Posted on Feb 18, 2009
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