L1 Pro32 Separating the Sections of the Mid-High Array

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L1 Pro32

L1 Pro32 split mid-high array.jpg
Question
How do I separate the upper and lower sections of the L1 Pro32 mid-high array?
Answer

If you are having trouble separating the sections:

  1. Wear rubberized work gloves so you can get a good grip on the sections.
  2. Firmly grasp the sections about 12" above and 3" below the break.
  3. Hold the bottom section steady and gently rock the top section front to back about 1/4 inch. Don't rock side to side.
  4. While rocking, gently ease the top section away from the bottom.
Lubrication
  • DO NOT use WD-40 on Bose components
  • "Very light usage of a silicone lubricant would be acceptable." [1]

L1 Compact

Here is some advice Bose offered for the L1 Compact
CompactExtensionLubrication.jpg


All, For those folks that are experiencing this issue we can confirm that using a “dry lubricant with Teflon” would be an acceptable solution. This can be sprayed onto a cloth and wiped onto the inside of the extension & array tracks and the inside of the lower extension electrical housing.

Note: Please do not spray directly near the electrical connections:

There are many manufactures that offer similar products, one in particular that we have used in the past with success is the TRI−FLOW* Superior Dry Lubricant with Teflon* produced by Sherwin-Williams, please note that we do not endorse any one product in particular – we are merely trying to provide you with a point of reference.

I hope this information is helpful.

Thank you, Neil

Source: Neil-at-Bose

original discussion: Compact Extensions Getting Difficult to Insert