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Ok,

So I feel pretty stupid now, but: for the love of it I cannot remove the spark plug cap on my 2017 GTS 300.

A clamp (see picture) blocks the wire and thus the cap. It looks like it's there on purpose to prevent the spark plug cap from coming loose, but I can't see it on any of the videos I checked. The wire is too short to get past the clamp, so how can I remove the spark plug cap?

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Thanks,
Joeri
What's that clamp doing there?
What's that clamp doing there?
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Never mind, fixed it by undoing the clamp that holds the spark plug wire close to the battery. That gave just a little bit extra length to the wire.
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From those of us who have had the cap work loose and leave us going , well, we're glad it's there for you.
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Glad you got it. Yeah, that's a bugger. I seem to have *just* enough slack in my wire to rotate it past...but barely.

Removing the clamp seems like an interesting option....
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Only problem is that when undoing said clamp, I think I destroyed it in the proces. It doesn't close firmly anymore.

So I'll have to install a new clamp next to the battery compartment. Oh well, at least I don't have to get bored now .
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