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Old 02-11-2006, 11:55 AM   #1
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i want to take off the head light in my 92 but only one of the screws will come off... the outer screw on both sides just spins and dosn't move anywhere, what do you recomend on how to get it off? I was thinking about just cutting it off but then i have the screw still in the hole. But if i dont cut it off i cant get the head light off.
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Does it feel like the screw threads are stripped, or just the black pressed on cap is spinning on the screw head?
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i thought it was just the black cap but i ripped that off and it the screw just keeps spinning
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Provided that'* you in your avatar, PM me your address and I'll be right over to have a look at it.
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i thought it was just the black cap but i ripped that off and it the screw just keeps spinning
Put a spoiler on your car and the headlights will magically fix themselves.

Or very carefully remove what'* left by using vice-grips. Turn the screw out while pulling up HARD (and oil the threads first). You don't want to strip those inserts. Thread size is M4 (if I recall) so you can tap the threads back out afterwards to clean them out.
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i thought it was just the black cap but i ripped that off and it the screw just keeps spinning
Put a spoiler on your car and the headlights will magically fix themselves.
funny you should say that because i have a spoiler in the mail as we speak
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