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Old 28 Aug 2013, 10:38 pm
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Default Are All Rear Hatches the Same ?

I have a 2002 PT Cruiser that has some serious rust along the bottom and today the rust caused the handle to pull free from the door ! Will a later model hatch fit my car ? I'm hoping to find a good black one in the auto wreckers as a direct replacement. Figured a newer model would have less chances of any rust already in it.

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Old 28 Aug 2013, 11:37 pm
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Question Re: Are All Rear Hatches the Same ?

I think they are basically the same,the only difference I am aware of is the handle/latch/emblem setup.
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Old 29 Aug 2013, 12:11 am
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Default Re: Are All Rear Hatches the Same ?

I don't have a problem if the badging is different - just wanted to verify the fit, latching and hinge points were the same.

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Old 29 Aug 2013, 07:05 am
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Yes the are the same. Be careful and fish out the wiring harness to disconnect at the plug so you don't have a splice problem from now on.

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Old 29 Aug 2013, 09:15 am
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Default Re: Are All Rear Hatches the Same ?

Dimensions are the same.
'06 on up I believe have a "lip" spoiler at the top of the hatch, and in '04 or '05 the hatch handle changed from pull-up to touch-pad.
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