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post #1 of 7 Old 04-13-2016, 07:46 AM Thread Starter
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89 yj mirror mover install

Almost done with the project yj, bought mirror movers and the bolts in the windshield hinge just spin trying to take them out. Does anyone know if the nuts are supposed to be welded or if not what size they are?


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post #2 of 7 Old 04-13-2016, 08:50 AM
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The bolts in the bottom part of the hinge are not welded, they have to be held with a wrench. When I did mine, I found a 50/50 split between people with small hands that were able to reach up there to hold them and people who just pulled the dash. With my sausage fingers I opted to pull the dash to get to those bolts and replaced the speakers while I was there. Here is a quick write-up on pulling the dash http://www.carstereohelp.com/stereor...nglerFSpk1.htm

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post #3 of 7 Old 04-13-2016, 09:34 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks do you remember what size the nuts were? I just got the dash back in last week and I'd rather not pull it again if I can get to the nuts.

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Thanks do you remember what size the nuts were? I just got the dash back in last week and I'd rather not pull it again if I can get to the nuts.
They are also covered in caulk or some such so you may have to scrape that off before you can get a wrench around them. I drilled mine because the torx stripped out and I replaced them with new bolts. As much as it is a pita to remove them its even worse putting them back in. I got my wife to help with the bottom nut but she couldnt get the top one. I ended up taping the nut inside the box end of a wrench and lining it up in the hole before I started threading the bolt from the outside.
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Thanks, I may just drill them out. Plus the i'd have new hardware. Speaking of the hdwr, where did you get your countersunk torx bolts from?

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post #6 of 7 Old 04-13-2016, 06:46 PM
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I bought new hinges because my passenger side hinge broke when I folded the windshield down to fix the wipers. I used hex head bolts on all of them except the very bottom two because there wasnt enough clearance to get the doors on and off. I hate torx and replace them every time I take some off.

Edit: the torx bolts I used were included in the hinge set. I think.
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post #7 of 7 Old 04-13-2016, 07:15 PM
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I removed all the factory crap from the inside lower window hinge mounts and custom made my own plates to go inside under the dash with nuts welded on. They line up with the holes on the outside.
No more horsing around with that crap.

I used new torx without the factory glue and used anti seize.
The torx LOOK better than bolts on the windshield frame. When painted, they blend right in.

Looking good is feeling good.

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