Re: Battery cover/tupperware on the wethead
Tom, I am sure that is the problem. I just use the logic that long shoulder screws goes in to hold multiple panels, and the short shoulder ones are used to hold single panel.
BTW, there is a little "trick" on one of the panel that is not mentioned anywhere in any of the official documents. It has to do with the big gray right-hand side panel. This one panel is held be two torx screws and a plastic pin (part of the panel) that goes into a rubber grommet on the frame. Chances are that when you put this panel back, and tightened the 2 screws, you will find that the pin had slipped easily out of the rubber grommet and leave the panel a little loose and flopping, held on by just the 2 screws. Here's the trick. In putting that panel back, I usually position the panel in place and insert the pin into the grommet first. Then I pull the panel back gently to see if the pin will slip out of the grommet without resistance. If that happens, then I would rotate the grommet some amount, and try again. When properly positioned, the rubber grommet should grip the plastic pin, not very hard, but enough to keep it secured. You can see the reason why you need to position the grommet to the pin properly, when you look at the two parts. The pin have a couple of small ridges on it's side, and the rubber grommet have 2 slits through its side. The rubber grommet is quite loose in its metal bracket, and will turn quite easily, whether you want it to or not. So, if the ridges on the pin lines up with the slits in the grommet, there will be no holding at all!
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