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Picked up one for my 2002 Passat (AWM) because, well, the old one was crumbling apart and I've installed one on my B6 A4.

Obviously, they're different, and this one is being difficult. Any one who has installed it have any tips to push it on? I'm considering using a hair dryer or heat gun to soften it up a little, but don't want to risk melting it.

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Some lube may help, too. Probably the best rubber assembly "lube" that I've ever used is 3M automotive glass cleaner (the aerosol kind - sprays foam, not liquid.) It's basically mild soap, distilled water, and alcohol. Stays slippery just long enough to put the parts together.
 

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I used some dishsoap; put a little on my finger, swabbed it inside the new snub, and then smeared a little on the metal billet the snub fits onto. still a tight fit, but it is supposed to be.
 
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