needs a fasttter car = \
how the fuck did you guys get the gold rod off
i managed to replace the actuator without taking the gold rod off, but it was a pain in the ass
i swear i was going to break the plastic piece that the gold rod goes into if i tried to pull it any harder
took me a few hours to complete everything because of that fuckin gold rod. i eventually gave up on it and used a right angle screwdriver to take off the screw holding the metal plate in place. then i couldn't see how that fuckin other metal piece goes into place, so i took me forever to figure that shit out...
the people who made the diy guides make it sound like the gold rod slips out like nothing. not even a disclaimer saying that it may be difficult to pull out. that single rod made the actuator replacement a living hell
of course, i've ran into a single problem on many other installs, but usually theres a disclaimer and a hint on how to do that one thing...
i'm just glad i got the shit working
i sprayed a shit load of wd40 on it and waited half hour and it just popped off