RSA Tool Roll

What should be in an toolkit?



Part# 964 721 115 01

The purpose of this article is not only to photographically document what a complete toolkit is comprised of, but also to show how the tools should be stowed in the tool roll.

I am very grateful to Don T of CA for allowing me to open and photograph the complete toolkit that came with his Grand Prix White .

Below is a brief photographic catalog of each of the 19 components in the kit (including the vinyl tool roll) followed by an image clearly showing how the toolkit was originally packed.


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A complete toolkit with tools itemized.

  1. Wrenches (x5).
  2. Pliers.
  3. Screwdriver handle.
  4. Phillips screwdriver bit.
  5. Flathead screwdriver bit.
  6. Long Phillips screwdriver bit.
  7. Crank handle.
  8. Allen wrench adapter.
  9. 90 degree straight drive..
  10. 5mm Allen wrench.
  11. 10mm Allen wrench.
  12. Towing eye.
  13. Spark plug wrench.
  14. Locking Lug Nut Cap remover.
  15. Vinyl tool roll.
  16. Correct tool placement.

1) Wrenches

5 factory wrenches

The 5 factory wrenches - sizes 19/17mm, 15/14mm, 13/12mm, 11/10mm and 9/8mm.

Close up of factory wrenches

This close-up view shows the words “SELECTED-SPECIAL-STEEL” cast into the shank on one side, followed by “WEST GERMANY” on the two larger wrenches and just the word “Germany” on the smaller three. The reverse side of each wrench is blank.

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2) Pliers

Cast metal pliers

There were two types of cast metal pliers used in the tool kits. The earlier pliers used in the 1993 model year cars were manufactured by Heyco and have the manufacturers name cast into the handle just below the hinge on both sides.

Close-up of Heyco Pliers

Type 1 - Pliers in the earlier tool kits have “HEYCO” cast into the handle on both sides. Also note that both faces around the hinge are ground flat.

Close-up of Everest Pliers

Type 2 - Close-up of the later pliers with “Everest” cast into the jaw above the hinge on both sides.

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3) Screwdriver Handle (Red plastic)

4) Phillips screwdriver bit

5) Flathead screwdriver bit

6) Extended Phillips screwdriver bit

Red screwdriver handle and three interchangeable screwdriver bits

The (3 1/2” long) opaque red plastic screwdriver handle comes with three interchangeable driver shafts, a 6 1/2” long Phillips head, a 7 1/4” long flat-head and an extended (10 1/2” long) Phillips head. There are no manufacturers marks or logo's on any of the three metal drives, and the red screwdriver handle has no manufacturers mark but the words “Made in W. Germany” cast into the handle in letters that are so small it is difficult to see them.

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7) Crank handle

Part# 928 521 907 02

Crank handle with red screwdriver handle fitted

The crank handle has no manufacturers name or logo on it and is primarily intended for use to manually operate an electric motor in case the one of three electrical drive systems were to fail. It's intended uses are

  1. To manually close the electric windows
  2. To manually close the electric sunroof
  3. To manually move the electrically adjustable seat forward or aft

It has a 6mm hexagonal drive on one end and a 6mm diameter on the other which is intended to fit into the red plastic screwdriver handle see item 3) above. The 6mm hexagonal drive end is inserted into 6mm-4mm Allen wrench step down adapter (see item 8 below) which is then inserted into the middle of the electric window drive gear - which is accessed by removing the door speaker per page 21 of the owners manual. The problem here is that unlike the C2, the does not have the high mounted small door speakers located over the top of the window drive gear.


Crank handle with red screwdriver handle fitted

The crank handle is used in conjunction with the allen wrench adapter (item 8) and the screwdriver handle to manually crank the windows closed if the electrical drive system fails with a window open.

Manually closing the sunroof

Page 61 of the owners manual shows the use of the crank handle to manually close the sunroof.

Seat adjustment illustration

Page 14 of the owners manual illustrates the seat adjustment mechanism - including Emergency fore-and-aft adjustment D.

Emergency seat adjustment text

Page 15 of the owners manual describes the use of the crank handle to manually adjust the seat fore-and-aft.

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8) 6mm-4mm Allen wrench step down adapter.

Part# 911 721 237 00

6mm-4mm Allen wrench adapter

This Allen wrench 6 to 4mm adapter has a female 6mm hex drive on one end, and a male 4mm drive on the other. It is intended for use in conjunction with the crank handle (item 7) to utilize the 4mm hexagonal drive to manually crank the windows as detailed in section 7) above.

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9) 90 degree straight drive.

90 degree straight drive

The design of the 90 degree drive enables a high torque to be applied by hand to the sunroof drive tensioning screw.

This 90 degree straight drive is effectively a flat head screwdriver with a 90 degree bend enabling it to be used to apply a lot of torque in an area with limited access. It is primarily intended for use to undo the tensioning screw on the sunroof drive mechanism in order to manually close the electric sunroof in case the electric motor or cable drive mechanism fails. The sunroof drive mechanism is located above the rear windshield, behind the sunroof and is accessed by undoing a zipper in the roof lining. Once the tensioning screw has been undone with this tool, the crank handle with its 6mm hexagonal drive shaft (item 7 above) can be inserted into the sunroof drive mechanism to manually wind the roof closed. For further information, see page 61 of the owners manual. The manufacturers name “KLEIN GERMANY” is stamped into this tool.

90 degree straight drive removing the sunroof mechanisms tensioning screw

The 90 degree straight drive is used to undo the sunroof drive tensioning screw.

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10) 5mm Allen wrench

11) 10mm Allen wrench

10mm 5mm Allen wrenches

The 10mm Allen wrench is intended primarily for use with the spark plug wrench (item 13 below). Once the wrench is fitted onto the spark plug, the Allen wrench is inserted down the center of the spark plug wrench and used as a means of applying torque to undo or tighten the spark plug. Once the plug is loose, the Allen wrench is removed and the knurled plastic ring on the plug wrench was used to twist the plug out by hand.

10mm Allen wrench close-up

Each Allen wrench has its size stamped into its handle.

The 10mm Allen wrench (shown above) has “10 DIN 911 / W-Germany” stamped into its handle, whereas the stamp on the 5mm wrench reads “5 DIN 911 / KLEIN”.

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12) Towing eye.

Part# 928 722 101 05

Towing eye

The towing eye can be used to tow an from either the front or the rear.

The towing eye is self explanatory, it fits in the front bumper in the one inch diameter hole blanked off with a body colored cap which can easily be removed by gently using a screwdriver. Likewise there is a similar towing eye hole in the rear bumper (behind the rear license plate) to enable the vehicle to be towed from the rear, or alternately, for towing another vehicle using your (NOT recommended). The towing eye bears no manufacturers name or logo.

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13) Spark Plug Wrench.

Part# 999 571 054 02

Spark-plug wrench

The spark plug wrench is used in conjunction with the 10mm Allen wrench detailed above.

Once the Spark plug wrench has it's hexagonal end slipped over the spark plug there is no method of applying the significant amount of torque required to undo a sparkplug. Inserting the 10mm Allen wrench into the end of the plug wrench that has a black plastic ring, enables torque to be applied in order to remove a spark plug. Once the spark plug has been loosened somewhat the Allen wrench can be removed and the plug spun out by hand using the knurled black plastic wheel visible on the wrench in the right hand image below.

 
The spark plug wrench is used in conjunction with the 10mm Allen wrench (Item 11 above)


At first glance the plug wrench seems inordinately complex, but it is designed the way it is in order to facilitate use in areas not having sufficient access to the spark plugs on an utilizing a straight plug wrench. The plug wrench has a universal joint between its head and handle in order to apply torque loads to undo or tighten the spark plugs in hard to access areas.

The spark plug wrench bears the words “KLEIN” and “21mm” stamped into the larger end of the wrench that would be applied to the spark plug (see left hand image above).

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14) Locking Lug Nut Cap removal tool.

Part# 928 361 311 00

Locking lug nut cap puller

It is quite rare to find this simple tool still in an toolkit because most owners don't know its purpose and therefore place no value on it. Consequently, it is frequently lost or even discarded.

When the was new, to avoid the wheels being removed by anyone except the owner it came with four locking lug nuts which were the type which required a key to undo them. In order to protect the keyhole in the locking lug nut from road dirt and dust, a small plastic cap snapped over the body of the lug nut once it had been tightened in place. Due to the having wheels with deep insets that the lug nuts were recessed into, it was not easy to gain access to the small plastic snap-on cap in order to remove it. This was the sole purpose of this tool.

Locking lug nut cap puller Illustration

Page 94 of the owners manual Illustrates the correct use of the locking lug nut cap puller.

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15) Black Vinyl tool roll.

Tool roll

The tool roll is as shown above. It has 9 pockets, a beige cloth lining and a black vinyl outer surface. There is a 38 inch black ribbon with its center sewn into the outer edge of the roll, which effectively makes two 19 inch ribbons. Once the tools are in their respective pockets, the roll is folded in half to cover the tools, and then rolled from the opposite side to the ribbon. The ribbon is then bound around the tool roll a couple of times and tied to secure its contents.

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The correct stowage of the tools within the tool roll.

Tools in situ

The above image shows an toolkit packed and “ready to roll”. Stowing the tools as shown will ensure that they are secure and not likely to chafe or damage each other.


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