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Looks like the passenger door lock solenoid/actuator has failed on my 05 FSTI. The local garage are being given the brush off by Subaru parts saying its an import.

Don't want to get stung by them telling me its got a much more expensive import only item when its exactly the same as the UK ones. Can't imagine that kind of part would be any different?

Anyone got any ideas?

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I don't see why this would be any different to the XT but without checking you can't be sure.
 

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Try ForesterSpares.co.uk - they've probably got a 2nd hand one from an XT and will be a lot cheaper than a new one if it is different... Like fpan says, can't see why it would be though.
 

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Tried Foz spares, but unfortunatley they don't have one.

Have done a couple of searches on the web and it looks like these may be a weak point on the Foz, seem to have been a fair few cases in the States..but not seen many here strangely.
 

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There appears to be two options for this.......
ACTUATOR ASSEMBLY -DOOR, LEFT FRONT
61100AE010 superceded by 61100AE011
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61100SA010

The UK XT's come fitted with 61100SA010 (FOR SECURITY) which is probably because they have the "double deadlock" feature.
 

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Don, your endless knowledge is awesome and very helpful.

I wonder whether putting a UK style version with the deadlock feature on a central locking system without this function would create issues, or whether you'd just end up with a deadlocked passenger door!?

Any ideas on the difference in costs if such a part would have to be shipped in specially?
 

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Just to add the non double lock actuators have 4wire terminal plugs

The double lock actuators have 6 wire terminal plugs.

61100AE011 Actuators available in US for $73

Double locking doesn't appear to be used on EDM LHD vehicles.
 

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Don, do you know where in the States i can get this part? Had a look and didn't find any suppliers that would ship to the uk?

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Your local dealer shoud be able to get the part. All they normally do with imports is send the VIN number to head office by e-mail and they tell them the part number. If they won't do this try another dealer.
 

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I have spoken to the local Scoob dealer and they want £150 for the actuator unit. Seems a bit steep compared to $75!
 

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I have spoken to the local Scoob dealer and they want £150 for the actuator unit. Seems a bit steep compared to $75!
But what part number did they quote on?

Can see the double lock unit being more expensive than the norm.
 

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Don, do you know where in the States i can get this part? Had a look and didn't find any suppliers that would ship to the uk?

Thanks
^As above
Try hodges subaru or subarupartsgirl.
 

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Eventually managed to get the actuator from the States and even with my limited abilities managed to fit in 30 mins.

Useful to know for FSTI owners as i've heard from US owners that these start to go regularly after a few years.

UK Cost: £150 for actuator plus £60 labour.
DIY: £55 inc postage and 30 mins basic maintenance.
 

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Nice work, that man! ;o)
 

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Good work :)
Can you post a summary of how to replace to have as a reference for others to use?
Thanks :)
 

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Eventually managed to get the actuator from the States and even with my limited abilities managed to fit in 30 mins.

Useful to know for FSTI owners as i've heard from US owners that these start to go regularly after a few years.

UK Cost: £150 for actuator plus £60 labour.
DIY: £55 inc postage and 30 mins basic maintenance.
Glad it all worked out OK :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
 

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The actuator unit is a small cigarette packet sized black plastic unit with a white small rocker switch on the end that locks and unlocks the door.

To get to it, you need to take the door panel off. Really easy in the Foz. Just 1 screw under the internal door pul and then disconnent the elctric window switch when you pull the whole thing off.

The actuator unit in just in front of the latch mechanism and is held in by 1 screw. You need to take the 3 screws out of the latch and disconnect the door latch hanger. The whole unit is then loose. To get it out, you need to take metal brace out that seems to be there to keep everything structurally secure. It is held in by two more bolts.

Then its literally a case of taking the electric plug out of the old actuator, remove two screws that hold it to the latch assembly and pop the new one in. Reverse the process and hey presto.
 
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