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Fig. 198 Removable towing bracket: Ball joint
Fig. 198 Removable towing bracket: Ball joint

The spring mechanism inside the ball joint must be in the "ready" position.

Ц Check that the red marking 2 ⇒ fig. 198 on the knob is inside the green zone on the ball joint.
Ц Check that the locking ball 1 is inside the hole in the shaft section of the ball joint.
Ц Check that the knob protrudes visibly from the ball joint, so that there is a clear gap 2 between the knob and the ball joint.

The ball joint can only be installed if the internal spring mechanism is in the ready position.

Continued ⇒ УFitting the ball joint (step 3)Ф.