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Adjusting the damping setting*

It is possible to adjust the settings of the shock absorbers for driving under other conditions or on specific road surfaces.

Location of adjuster knobs

There are four adjuster knobs, two for the front shock absorbers and two for the rear. The adjusting knobs are located by each wheel.

For the front wheels, the adjusting knobs are located in the bottom of the shock absorber, close to the wheel. For the rear wheels, the adjuster knobs are located above each wheel in the wheel housing.

To access the front adjuster knobs, it is sufficient to angle the wheel until the shock absorber becomes visible. To access the rear adjuster knobs, loosen the wheel housing's wing liner and raise the car to an appropriate height, use a jack for example, see separate section.

PS-2007-Placement of adjustable damper knob front
Location of adjuster knob, front wheel.
PS2-2146-Placement of adjustable damper knob rear
Location of adjuster knob, rear wheel.

 Note

The closer the adjusting knob is to position 0, the harder the shock absorbers become.

Adjusting the setting for damping, front

PS-2007-Adjust damper front
Turn the adjuster knob clockwise and anticlockwise respectively to change adjustment position.
To get to adjustment position 0, turn the adjuster knob clockwise as seen from below until it reaches the stop.

 Important

Do not tighten the adjuster knob too hard – the dampers may be damaged by excessive tightening torque.
Turn the adjuster knob anticlockwise to select the desired adjustment position. Adjustment positions are defined with an audible and noticeable click.
Then carry out the same procedure for the other shock absorber.

Adjusting the setting for damping, rear

Raise the car to access the wheel housing.

Unscrew two of the nuts to access under the liner. The liner must not be completely removed.

PS2-21w46-Nuts on wheel arc panel
The nuts to be removed are located either side of the shock absorber.

Reach your hand up under the liner and remove the protective rubber cover that covers the adjuster knob.

PS-2007-Adjust damper rear 1/2
The rubber cover is located above the adjuster knob.
To select adjustment position 0, turn the adjuster knob clockwise, seen from below, until it stops. Use this as the starting point to find the required adjustment position.

 Important

Do not tighten the adjuster knob too hard – the dampers may be damaged by excessive tightening torque.

Turn the adjuster knob anticlockwise to select the desired adjustment position. Adjustment positions are defined with an audible and noticeable click.

PS2-2146-Adjust damper rear 2/2
Turn the adjuster knob clockwise and anticlockwise respectively to change adjustment position.
When the desired position has been set, refit the protective rubber cover. Then carry out the same procedure for the other shock absorber.

 Note

For performance that is as good as possible, Polestar recommends setting the adjusting knobs to the same position for every axle.

Recommended positions

PositionFrontRear
Trackadjustment position 1adjustment position 2
Nominaladjustment position 8adjustment position 8
Comfortadjustment position 18adjustment position 20

 Note

Polestar only accepts responsibility for the recommended adjustment positions.
  1. * Option/accessory.

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