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      04-29-2012, 09:49 PM   #1
Longbow64
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KW V3 accessibility to the adjustments in the trunk

CHANGE 1 (went from a 2" hole and cover to a 2.5" hole and cover to allow more room to get a tool down into the hole to adjust the strut top rebound settings:

I had my trunk taken apart today and decided to figure out a way to reach the strut tops in order to make adjustments to rebound without having to take everything apart every time.

Tools/Parts:
Everything you need to take the lining out of your trunk
Box cutter
2 x Furniture Hole Cover-2.5" (same thing you see in computer desks to keep the wires organized; found at Home Depot in the electronics aisle)
Tape Measure
Pen

Step 1: On one side of the trunk interior, measure 3" inches down from the bottom of the plug just above where the strut top is. Mark that with the pen and then make a 2.5" circle around the center dot.

Step 2: I originally bought a hole drill bit, but that didn't work. Use the box cutter to cut out the circle.

Step 3: Insert the hole cover; repeat on the other side and reinstall the trunk interior.

The only issue I had was that the 2mm Allen key isn't quite long enough. You can push down on the interior to get it more accessible. It's definitely more accessible than before though. I'm going to find a 2mm hex bit for my screwdriver; should solve the issue and make this really easy to adjust.
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