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LIC plate lenses/ screws

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by Jaunz71, Jan 26, 2023.

  1. Jan 26, 2023 at 6:03 AM
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    Jaunz71

    Jaunz71 [OP] New Member

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    Hello
    My first post on here

    I’ve an 18 ltd
    I’m replacing some bulbs
    The license plate lenses (and screws) are in pretty bad shape
    Screw heads are stripping while trying to remove
    I’ve sprayed the screw heads with WD
    I’ll let it penetrate but my question is Has anyone has the same problem and did you find a solution
    ( other than drilling them out and replacing the lens)
     
  2. Jan 26, 2023 at 6:43 AM
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    Ironguy

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    Welcome! Let your penetrating spray (whatever it is) do its thing then maybe a bit of back and forth motion with the screwdriver to break them loose.
     
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  3. Jan 26, 2023 at 7:02 AM
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    it is a mod #3: stainless steel license plate screws. mod #1: frame rustproofing. mod #2:air conditioner drain tube
     
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  4. Jan 26, 2023 at 1:52 PM
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    OP, if you have or have access to a Dremil tool, use a very small or almost worn out disc to grind a slot into the Phillips head screw. Then use a standard (flat) driver to remove the offending fasteners. And try to get the correct P-head screws in Stainless Steel. That and a dab of Anti-seize.
    Also, wear disposable gloves, that shit jumps onto anything close by. People that know, know.
     
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  5. Jan 26, 2023 at 2:28 PM
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    glwood54

    glwood54 Stop making me buy stuff!

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    Am I the only one who has no idea what a 'license plate lens' is?
     
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  6. Jan 26, 2023 at 4:18 PM
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    It’s the light lens
     
  7. Jan 26, 2023 at 4:19 PM
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    Jaunz71

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    Got them out

    polished
    Cleaned
    New LED bulbs

    Thx guys
     
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  8. Jan 26, 2023 at 4:33 PM
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    Too Stroked

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    New fasteners?
     
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  9. Jan 27, 2023 at 2:14 AM
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    Matt83

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    Replace with stainless, don't use the old ones.
     
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  11. Jan 28, 2023 at 8:52 AM
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    Jaunz71

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    Stainless all the way

    every bolt / screw that I come across will become stainless


    Thx guys
     

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