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Hi everyone.

recently I found that the rubber that cover the rear door button is worn. Do you know where I can find a replacement? I live in south America so I’ll have to import it

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When that happened to my 2010 Forester the dealer told me I would have to replace the entire electronic button assembly because the rubber piece alone was not available. So what I did was remove the loose rubber pieces and clean up the white electronic button and surrounding area with isopropyl alcohol. I then placed a piece of black Gorilla tape over the electronic button it to keep out dirt and moisture. Don't use black electrical tape because it will become gummy/sticky in hot weather.
 

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When that happened to my 2010 Forester the dealer told me I would have to replace the entire electronic button assembly because the rubber piece alone was not available. So what I did was remove the loose rubber pieces and clean up the white electronic button and surrounding area with isopropyl alcohol. I then placed a piece of black Gorilla tape over the electronic button it to keep out dirt and moisture. Don't use black electrical tape because it will become gummy/sticky in hot weather.
Too funny! The same thing happened to OAK's sister's last Prius - the plastic degraded and it became gummy. I did the exact same thing, with black Gorilla tape.
 
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Thanks for the answer!!
you’re right, the rubber alone isn’t available. I’ll try to remove the door switch to change the rubber. Hope it will be an easy task.
 

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No need to remove the door switch. Just put Gorilla tape over it after cleaning it up a bit.
 

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Just reporting the button on my 17 is beginning to get sticky. I tried cleaning it and applying some vinyl treatment but looks like its about time for Gorilla tape.... Stupid rubber button crap. :mad:
 
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