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How to Open Tailgate When Battery Is Out 14-17 Subaru Crosstrek

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  1. step : Opening the Hatch When the Battery is Out (0:15)
    • Open the rear door
    • Fold down a rear seat
    • Access the hatch from inside the cabin
    • Pry out the hatch release cover with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Push the hatch release lever with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Push the hatch open from the inside

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The rear hatch release button is electric. We touch that, it releases the latch. If your battery goes dead and you need to get the rear hatch open, as long as you can get one of the passenger compartment doors open, you can crawl through the cargo compartment. Fold down one of those seats.

There's a little door back here. You're going to pop this off with a flat blade screwdriver or a trim tool. You reach in with your flat blade screwdriver or trim tool. You push this white lever over. It's going to have some resistance to it because it's pushing against the motor. Oops. Oops, it’s slipping off. That will unlock the rear hatch and let it open. So you're just manually pushing that. It normally gets moved when the electric motor works. Then you push it open.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver


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