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post #1 of 9 Old 04-27-2011, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
alexs93
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Just got my YJ Mirror Movers.....

.....and I can't remove the windshield bolts....it's not that the head is stripped (damned torx), but I have them all loose....they just keep spinning.....Anybody else have that problem? and solution?

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post #2 of 9 Old 04-27-2011, 03:55 PM
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Did you find the nuts on the inside? There are plenty of threads talking about this.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/b...inges-1145255/

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/y...-hinge-936347/

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/t...emoval-930006/

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/w...emoval-754187/

This should get ya a good start! Good luck, they look to be a big PITA
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post #3 of 9 Old 04-27-2011, 05:38 PM
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If you drill them out, you can have the brackets installed with new bolts in about 30 minutes. I used 3/8 by 1inch bolts with self locking nuts with 9/16 heads.
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post #4 of 9 Old 04-27-2011, 07:13 PM
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I had to remove my dash to get to the nuts on the inside. I had to cut away all the sealer they use. Its all over in there.

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post #5 of 9 Old 04-28-2011, 06:32 AM
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They use locktite on those. You need to applly heat before you try and take them out.
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post #6 of 9 Old 04-28-2011, 06:38 AM
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Man, that was a PITA for what seemed like it was going to be a minor modification, ha ha.

It turns out to be a good project, though. Taking off the dash definitely makes it faster and easier and drilling out the Torx bolts officially makes you a YJ owner, ha ha ha.

I wouldn't even bother with trying to take off the Torx and/or reuse them. Just drill them out and use a good hex bolt and nut to replace them.

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post #7 of 9 Old 04-28-2011, 06:53 AM
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i have had some for a few months but those damn bolts are such a pain i keep putting off installing them

I don't feel like working on anything, at this time.
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post #8 of 9 Old 06-04-2011, 09:06 PM
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i think im just gonna get the mirrors that bolt into the door hinge and call it good and just ship the relocation brackets back or sell them to someone who has a lot more time
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post #9 of 9 Old 06-05-2011, 07:04 PM
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I had a time with my 89. My sons 94 seemed to be infinitely easier. There is just more room in there to move. I ended up finding rust under windshield and pulled the entire dash and replaced it all. It took about 2 months working in my spare time. What a job just to replace 4 bolts!
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