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Old July 31st, 2011, 08:36   #1
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Default Clip on thermostat housing

What's the trick to getting the clip back in? I can't seem to push it all the way back on. Stuck with car down.

elbow is 037121121a and adapter is 037121619a

looks like no room for clip to go through
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Old July 31st, 2011, 10:00   #2
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This is from memory....Try pushing it on from the other side. I believe the slots it slides over are not quite symmetric. One way works, the other doesn't.

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Old August 1st, 2011, 14:18   #3
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Make sure you have the adapter pushed all the way into the elbow. There's an arrow recess on one part & a arrow projection on the other. Make sure the arrow projection penetrates fully into the recess.

Sometimes it requires a tool (screwdriver or something to pry with) to push the adapter all the way into the elbow.
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 19:24   #4
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Got it guys, thanks.
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