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Curious as to what this circular port is on our 72 VW Ghia. There is a matching one on the opposite side. There appears to be a bolt immediately opposite on the inside panel but I've not attempted to take it off yet. I'm familiar with the little tow sockets that are often in the front / rear bumpers and this has a similar feel, but being on the rear driver and passenger sides I'm just not sure

  • I'm wondering if that's the lift point for the jack? This would be the type of jack which has a horizontal bar which you'd stick into a whole in the side of the vehicle. Not dealt with a Ghia before ... actually don't think I've ever seen one in person (well, close enough to inspect it, anyway). – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Feb 1 at 22:05
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    I don't think my idea is right, but this image does show the little "hole" just near the jack point. – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Feb 1 at 22:07
  • Car jack support point? – Sunnyskyguy EE75 Feb 1 at 22:08
  • yes @Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 - in the Step 5 image you can see the same one to the right of the jack – NKCampbell Feb 1 at 22:08
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    Ah! I think that is an access plate to get to where the torsion tube is located. – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Feb 1 at 22:08
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According to this video, this is an access port to adjust the torsion bar on the rear suspension.

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