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Subaru Forester, Interior, Wagon
#49 of 78 Re: Window tinting? [ateixeira]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Oct 30, 2006 (11:10 am)
Hey, when your buddy calls and says the silvers are running, you do what you gotta do.
#51 of 78 The rear door on my 2003 Subaru Forester won't unlock!
Mar 29, 2006 (6:44 am)
Anyone else have this problem? Periodically, the latch to the rear door gets stuck and won't unlock from either the keyless entry device or by directly using the powerlocks. Sometimes I can just toggle betwee "lock" and "unlock" on the powerlock button on the driver's door a bunch of times and it eventually triggers the rear door to unlock, but this time it's REALLY stuck and there is no easy way to unlatch it from inside the car. Sigh. Last time this happened I took the car to my local Subaru dealer but he couldn't find anything wrong with the latch mechanism and, of course, it opened for him on the second try.
#52 of 78 Re: The rear door on my 2003 Subaru Forester won't unlock! [girlonthego]
Mar 29, 2006 (6:47 am)
Did he lubricate the mechanism after he managed to open it? You probably want some lithium grease in there, something maybe even thicker so it'll stay on the moving parts.
Are the temps really cold? I wonder if that makes a difference. By the time you drove to the dealer, the interior of the car had probably warmed up a lot.
#53 of 78 what wires are used
Mar 29, 2006 (8:51 am)
well lets see, the lock wire should be red/white and the unlock should be yellow/red both located at grey plug left of steering colmn
#54 of 78 locked out of my car...
Mar 29, 2006 (9:58 am)
Thanks, juice. I will mention lube if/when I go back to the dealer. Honestly, I'd really like to resolve this myself. I felt like such an idiot...there I was unable to open my car door, then the mechanic strolls up and opens it in under 30 seconds. I'd really like to avoid a repeat performance if I can help it!
#55 of 78 Re: locked out of my car... [girlonthego]
Mar 29, 2006 (11:49 am)
I would toggle the child safety locks on and off to make sure those aren't stuck in some middle position, that might be jamming it, also.
#56 of 78 Opened on second try?
Mar 29, 2006 (3:36 pm)
I'd still have the dealer investigate. From what you described they didn't open it on the first try (like it's supposed to), correct?
And all of your other door locks respond normally?
Seeing is believing for any dealer so try and figure out the exact conditions that cause the lock to stick. Maybe even leave the car overnight at the dealer?
#57 of 78 Re: The rear door on my 2003 Subaru Forester won't unlock! [girlonthego]
Apr 11, 2006 (6:58 pm)
Yep, the rear hatch started sticking this winter. At first I thought it was that something was wedged against the door..a piece of paper or something or other. But then it happened again and I thought maybe frozen water droplets or something. The third time it happened I was at a loss for why. Must be a glitch. Of course it opened for him! But at least it was on the SECOND try, lol.
Oh, my Forester is a 2003.
#58 of 78 Accessories - looking for the name of one
Apr 11, 2006 (7:02 pm)
I am trying to locate all the accessories that come with the Forester by going to all the sites I can find. I even looked in my booklet but couldn't find what I was looking for. Maybe someone in here can help me.
I have that handy wheel "bucket" that fits into the spare so you can use it for whatever. I also have this metal gadget that is one piece but one part of it moves. It is round at one end but indented like a really shallow cone. It's more flat than indented and it has a stem. On the stem is this piece that moves. I know this isn't much to go on but I never paid much attention to it until it was taken yesterday from some n'er do well employee where I took my car yesterday to get a new tire. I want to call the place tomorrow but I don't know what to call this piece. I always thought it had something to do with the tire (small jack?). Anyone know?
Thanks in advance