Quoted from o-din:
To give Stern a better idea how to hold the playfield up.
Nice! But that is a brand new vehicle. Older models did not open themselves and those are what I do inspections on. Any that are marginal I break out the vice grips and clamp them on.
The vehicle is 2 years and 1 month old with 21k miles. Yes, after 4-5 years you have to replace them. You also have to change your oil, air filter, brakes, plugs, wires, fuel filter, transmission fluid, and eventually MAP, MAF, EGR, TPS, coil packs, fuel injectors, etc. If you are using vice clamps to hold the hood open you might want to replace the failed item just like anything else defective. I do the same with my pins. They operate 100% just like from the factory or they do not get played until they do. My cars are the same way. I don't like rigged stuff.