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how do i remove the button off the boot of my car..

im doin an SQ setup in my 172 and wanna pull the button appart and stop it from ratteling..

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i finaly got it off, took a bit to work it off...

lubed up all the spings and buttons, gears ect and now the hatch dosent have a rattle!!!

bonus!

total time spent about 30min, i now have a rattle free boot!.

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Any hints as to how to remove it,

or is it obvious but just needs patience?

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sure....

for this you will need a set of torx bits. 20 & 30 from memory.

and a 10mm socket with extention bar..

 

remove the back pannel.

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undo wiring & drain hose

with the torx 20 bit undo the small bolt on the center bit.

remove the white plastic bit with everything in place.

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with the bar you can either unmount the lock at the bottom of the hatch, and use that to manipulate the rod useing a size 30 torx bit.

undo the 10mm bolts around the fitting. x3

 

here is the tricky bit. the outside piece and the black inside piece is held together with clips, i used a flat head screwdriver to manipulate it from each other.

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looks a bit like this when dissasembeled.

with taking out the center button there is a gromit on the base of the button hole, manover it out of the hole, and it should come free..

then lubricate as nessacery!

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Nice one!

Want to rename this thread "howto remove hatch button - potential rattle solver" ?

 

cheers, :D

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No problem, thread title changed. also note that i have dynamated the hatch to stop rattling too..

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Cool! :D

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All the rattles on mine was at the bottom bit and not the top, put a small piece of masking tape over the hook and problem solved.

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Hey guys i don't know why but i noticed recently that now when i close my hatch, the whole thing is loose, and it doesn't have that firm thump when you close it anymore, more rattly and you can actually wiggle the hatch when its in both closed and locked position. HELP! ALSO WATER GETS IN NOW WHEN WHEN I WASH IT!

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Adjust the striker (the metal hoop attached to the bottom part of the locking system) a little inboard, and locktight it into place.

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