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You're Limited 08-30-2012 06:37 PM

Awesome 5 minute mod!
 
Don't know about you guys but the door lock knob is very annoying on the WK. I can't rest my elbow on the door without it digging into my arm. It's very frustrating.

Not sure if this is a common mod or not, but I decided to do something about it.

Before – doors are locked, door lock knob sticking up ready to dig into arm:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8298/7...8bd82890_z.jpg

After – awesome comfort and looks great:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8170/7...f92e73bb_z.jpg

This takes about 5-10 minutes. You don't even need to take the door cards out. Simply unscrew the knob, dremel about 5/8" off the bottom of the knob, screw it back on, repeat on passenger side and enjoy!

downstate 08-30-2012 06:42 PM

Re: Awesome 5 minute mod!
 
oh hell ya! going to go do this right now. i noticed today how annoying it was.

hmmmm16417 08-30-2012 06:59 PM

Re: Awesome 5 minute mod!
 
does anyone ever get the underside of their arm pinched in it when it locks automatically? I've done it seveal times LOL don't feel like shutting the feature off tho

this mod may help that

You're Limited 08-30-2012 07:02 PM

Re: Awesome 5 minute mod!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by hmmmm16417 (Post 677387)
does anyone ever get the underside of their arm pinched in it when it locks automatically? I've done it seveal times LOL don't feel like shutting the feature off tho

this mod may help that

Oh yeah! Happend to me a few times and I began to push it down with my elbow as I would drive off. I hope this will fix it as well.

stashgto 08-30-2012 08:42 PM

Re: Awesome 5 minute mod!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by You're Limited (Post 677389)
Oh yeah! Happened to me a few times and I began to push it down with my elbow as I would drive off. I hope this will fix it as well.

I'm in the same boat they will be coming off, and shortened Tomorrow thanks.:thumbsup:

Anon155 08-30-2012 09:01 PM

Re: Awesome 5 minute mod!
 
This is a very common mod with the wk. It was one of the first things I did to mine after I bought it. Instead of unscrewing the knob completely and cutting it down. You can simply unlock the doors, grab a hand towel or microfiber cloth and wrap it around the knob. Take a pair of pliers and simply twist the knob to the right tightening it down on the rod. Check it by locking the doors until u get it down to the height u want. Easy peasy! No cutting or trimming required :thumbsup:

OH7wk 08-31-2012 04:45 AM

Re: Awesome 5 minute mod!
 
^^same thing i did was able to spin by hand on mine

DAVY27 08-31-2012 06:39 AM

Re: Awesome 5 minute mod!
 
I HATEEEEE when it pinches my arm when it auto locks! DOing this ASAP!

wolferine358 08-31-2012 08:35 AM

Re: Awesome 5 minute mod!
 
Great mod,that will be on next to do option:thumbsup:

Crashtown 08-31-2012 10:34 AM

Re: Awesome 5 minute mod!
 
I always catch my short shirt sleeve on it at ATMs & drive throughs when I'm reaching out. Looks like it will keep dogs from chewing in them too!

TJcust 08-31-2012 12:17 PM

Re: Awesome 5 minute mod!
 
Thank you... This has been bothering me.

DAVY27 08-31-2012 12:18 PM

Re: Awesome 5 minute mod!
 
it works!


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