After driving a bit yesterday I came home and noticed that a part seemed to be hanging down from the rear left section of my car. The car is a 99 Subaru Legacy. Can anyone tell me what this is?

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    Can you tell where it connects to? and it may help to clarify driver or passenger side.
    – John Dream
    Commented Mar 3, 2016 at 17:39
  • In addition to @John Dream 's question, can you try and figure out where it used to be? I looks rusted, so it should have broken off of something on the car. If you can get another picture of what I have asked some one might be able to help.
    – kasey
    Commented Mar 3, 2016 at 17:46
  • as a blind guess it looks to be potentially the housing for a bulb of some kind but it is very difficult to tell, maybe check to see if all of your lights function in the rear of the car? brakes reverse etc
    – John Dream
    Commented Mar 3, 2016 at 18:33

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It's the EVAP vent solenoid. And I think you mean right rear.

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  • Good answer @Ben, I did not even think of that. That is the most obvious part that has electrical connectors at the rear. How did I forget it.
    – kasey
    Commented Mar 3, 2016 at 21:04

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