Originally Posted by SW07ES
Sorry, but your descriptions are as confusing as an IRS manual because you failed to SHOW ACTION PICTURES of EXACTLY how the electrical connector is separated and EXACTLY how the vice grips attach to the solenoid and how the solenoid gets loosened by them.
So countless owners will continue to be stuck trying to figure out how to get their solenoid off in order to clean the screen.
Next year will be the same story. Another Neo type owner will say he has the ultimate tutorial and it will just be another failure
It isn't THAT complicated. I took pictures after the fact.
The tutorial was meant to help, not so people can criticize just how incomplete it might be. Take it or leave it -- If I didn't write it, you wouldn't be any better off, or worse off.
I am truly sorry you can't use the tutorial written steps, which are an improvement over what I've scraped up off the forum (that I used to clean and remove my solenoid MANY times now) --
I didn't show pictures of how the electrical connector is separated?
Come on! -- Have you even attempted this? The electrical connector is like every other one on the vehicle. It is a clip. A white clip at that. (Think of the electrical connector for your tail-light bulbs) -- You push in the little white strip that is on the side of the connector, and out comes the little white end that leads to the solenoid.
Pictures really wouldn't do that any good. It is shown in the picture.. It is strap tied to the car. (On my car I tie it to make sure it doesn't go anywhere) -- I could have shown a picture of it 'undone' -- but that wouldn't do anygood. I suppose, a picture of me with my finger pressing on the obvious and only area to release the clip?
If I do something like that, people start bashing because it has unnecessary steps that are obvious..
I would get the other side saying "If someone can't figure out how to undo a clip then they have no business working on the car" -- I can see it now.
Frankly, everytime I scroll up and read your reply -- It looks more and more sarcastic
-- I swear. Maybe your stirring the pot, I dunno. heh..
I mean, your complaining because I didn't show a more precise picture of the vice grips ON the solenoid? Gimme a break. lol .. You put them on, and you turn. It is how you use them, .. I don't think a 'how-to' on how to use your tools is warranted.
Should I include how to use your flat head, and how to use your phillips head screw driver next time?
Heh -- In fact I am 90% sure you are just stirring the pot here with that comment.
Another 'neo type' owner will claim they have the ultimate tutorial and it will be a failure. I never claimed this to be the ultimate tutorial,.. hah, far from it. I am usually fairly modest in things like this. I believe I actually said, maybe it will help someone.
It already has,.. so it has served its purpose.
Countless people getting stuck? I highly doubt it.
I was able to remove my solenoid without too much trouble without any pictures and bits and pieces of how-to's from some searches here...
If I ever pull it off again, I will take some more in depth pictures, of the grips ON the solenoid,.. heheh.. With the solenoid coming off.. Then the solenoid off and the screen removal. I might even take a picture of the toothbrush and cleaner. Maybe a picture of the solenoid off and the resulting hole in the rack with PS fluid dripping? That would be immeasurably helpful I'm sure
I am just responding out of boredom here,.. I know your just trolling to get a rise. So I'll bite
PD -- Thanks.