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Hi folks,

This is the first Subbie that I can't silence for late night campground access. The multi information display allows you to shut off the hazard lights for the remote access lock/unlock but not the beeping. That's not so bad, we just have to use the key instead.

But the power lift tailgate on this one beeps and flashes no matter what. I'm guessing the beeper is a tiny speaker soldered onto a circuit board in the tailgate that can be muffled or disabled altogether. It's not the end of the world, just one of those things that I'd much rather have quiet after dark.
 

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Hi folks,

This is the first Subbie that I can't silence for late night campground access. The multi information display allows you to shut off the hazard lights for the remote access lock/unlock but not the beeping. That's not so bad, we just have to use the key instead.

But the power lift tailgate on this one beeps and flashes no matter what. I'm guessing the beeper is a tiny speaker soldered onto a circuit board in the tailgate that can be muffled or disabled altogether. It's not the end of the world, just one of those things that I'd much rather have quiet after dark.
I'd like to know this one too

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So here's what I've been told... the beeper in the tailgate is not something you can disconnect. If you do, the operation of the tailgate will stop working. On my 2014 Forester (Limited) you could easily operate the tailgate manually if you didn't want to wait for the motor to slowly lift/lower the door. However, on the 2017 Outback this is clearly not an option.

I smell lawyers/lawsuits/liability at play here. Taking away 2 nice features of previous models just doesn't make sense. Someone must have bumped their head...
 

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You can turn off the audio warning beepers. Read the manual. It's in settings, personalization settings if I remember it right.
 
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