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Fuel door release lever rusted out completely and stuck. My attempt to do restoration without buying new parts.

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Suggest all Subaru owners who live in cold winter with salty roads, please check your level.
Also suggest you give the fuel door release lever mechanism a regular spray with Boeshield T-9 or similar.
 

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Fuel door release lever rusted out completely and stuck. My attempt to do restoration without buying new parts.

WD40 - rust cleaning
Rust Paint Matte Black
Bike mechanical grease for the spring

Suggest all Subaru owners who live in cold winter with salty roads, please check your level.
Thankfully (or maybe) I've got an electric fuel door release button. At least there's a panel in the back I can remove to manually release it if that button stops working.
 

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ordered roof rack from CBI, Black Friday deal was going on....couldn't resist....I wasn't able to find time to install 2" lift kit....I dunno when I will find time to install roof rack lol
 
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ordered roof rack from CBI, Black Friday deal was going on....couldn't resist....I wasn't able to find time to install 2" lift kit....I dunno when I will find time to install roof rack lol
A Prinsu roof rack for under $700 bucks is a smokin' good deal!:cool:
 

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I'm working on designing a center console tray to replace the one I bought on Amazon for my 2019 hybrid. Here's where it stands so far. Existing one couldn't fit pens width-wise, so I designed one dedicated that runs from front to back of the car. Made a nice coin section for quarters and the front section holds my EZPass. Back section is deeper and can hold my wallet and other items. Designing an inset pocket under the front of the tray to hold my Motorola M1A wireless AA dongle so I can easily plug/un-plug it from the USB port.
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I followed this upgrade posted in another thread.
Another simple way to add cargo lights.
Parts: 12 mm LED bolt lights from Superbrightleds Bolt Beam 12mm LED Light - 55 Lumens , shrink tubing, double wire. It was done on a 2022, however it applies to all model years (since I've done something nearly identical on my 2008 impreza hatchback, also mounting them on tailight access panels)
I soldered at the lights but used crimp plugs to add the new wiring to the existing cargo light wiring. I used a snake to feed the wire across the hatch. I did end up having to remove both ends of the wiring hose between the hatch and body. You may have better luck. I used 18g/2 speaker wire which had different colors to keep the polarity correct. It was about a 2 hour project. It looks great. Picture taken in the daytime.
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Nice Job both of you!
What hose are you referring to?
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It's the flexible wiring tube on the left side between the hatch and the car. It pulls out easily at the hatch end but I needed to remove the hard plastic piece on the lower end to properly refit it to the car. Like I said, you may get lucky and get the wire fed through the tube without having to remove the lower end. Not me, though.

Doug
 

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Finalized the design of my center console tray. Will take about a day and a half to 3D print this. Got a spot for pens to fit nicely, my EZPass, quarters, a deep well for wallet and other stuff, and in the front, I have an opening that will hold my Motorola M1A android auto dongle so it's an easy plug/un-plug from the USB port as well as an opening for my State Farm drive safe and save beacon.
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