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Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 7:47 pm 
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I'm sure you all know them, those little bastards that hold the plastic cover over the headlights/bonnet latch? Long story short I had to get 3 of them off, and pretty much broke them off to get the plastic cover off. How are you actually supposed to get them off, the thread of the screw spins in the holder but but it dosent come out?!

And on the topic, whats good to replace them, can you get them from Fraud?

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Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 7:50 pm 
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you can sometimes just unscrew them. otherwise try prying them out with a small flat blade screwdrivew while you unscrew them.

you can get them from Ford, they are around $2.50 each

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 7:53 pm 
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I got them out alright, and *ahem* broke them all in the process :lol:

$2.50 from ford, i think i might just get some normal screws!

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Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 8:07 pm 
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If you look closely at them thay are not actually threaded. Just a series of fine barbs to hold them in. Rip them out and don't re-use them buy new ones everytime.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 8:10 pm 
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there is a tool called a clip remover i use it at work and home it is a slice of heaven
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Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 8:29 pm 
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madmax wrote:
Rip them out and don't re-use them buy new ones everytime.


Why not?
I re-used the ones i took out of the boot when i was changing the light for the number plates. And all is fine.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 8:39 pm 
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the ones in earlier falcs must be different, all the ones ive encountered in my car screw out, (with very light pressure) then you just re use

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 9:48 pm 
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TwinturboBMX wrote:
madmax wrote:
Rip them out and don't re-use them buy new ones everytime.


Why not?
I re-used the ones i took out of the boot when i was changing the light for the number plates. And all is fine.


Because generally they are f**k once they come out. Yes somethimes I have re-used them when I haven't got new ones to put in. However I recommend not to be so tight and buy new ones where possible.

 

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