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Marty, Any suggestions on how to reinstall the yellow vacuum

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Hi ***** suggestions on how to reinstall the yellow vacuum line on the soft close trunk latch. I replaced the unit, but the line is too rigid to slip back over the fitting. Tried inserting into boiling water..still not enough flex...
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  Michael Warfield replied 1 year ago.

Have you ever thought about cutting a small piece of rubber vacuum hose that will fit tight over the fitting but will stretch enough to go over the plastic line. The plastic line is kind of like heat shrink and I never have any luck trying to stretch it over the fitting, there no flexibility. Let me know if you want to try it.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I agree with you that rubber vacuum hose is the way to go. I will give that a shot tomorrow and see how it works. Thanks.
Expert:  Michael Warfield replied 1 year ago.

Your welcome, good luck!

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