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License Plate removal - screws won't turn - snapping back after a quarter turn

 
Old Apr 3, 2018, 07:19 AM
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License Plate removal - screws won't turn - snapping back after a quarter turn

Anyone know how the hell to get these screws off? I get them about a quarter turn and they just snap back to the starting position. I've never had this issue on a car ever.
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Old Apr 3, 2018, 02:38 PM
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You might try pushing against the back side of he screw with a flat head while turning it, could help it come out. Just be careful not to scratch the paint while doing it.
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They are rubber expandable nuts, they are a pain in the a$$ when they don't work, your best bet is to drop the undertray and reach and grab the back of it with pliers
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Originally Posted by DWILSON357 View Post
They are rubber expandable nuts, they are a pain in the a$$ when they don't work, your best bet is to drop the undertray and reach and grab the back of it with pliers
Thanks i tried the pliers and it wasn't working. Finally ordered new ones online which just showed up this weekend. once it warms up i think i'mma try and just pull out the old plugs and see if i can get the new ones to get in and then just use the new ones. What a stupid design though!
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