Headlight Door PITA (1 Viewer)

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I went to pull my headlight doors a couple days ago for the blackout "mod". Some POS PO used long bolts with nuts to attach the headlight door. So as soon as you back it out 1/2 turn, the nut just spins. What a PITA! squeezing my hands in i was able to hold the nut while backing it out.

How is it supposed to be secured? is there supposed to be a plastic pop in insert that a screw goes into - holding the door firm? I looked a bit on $OR, but doesn't show enough detail. Any of you have a pic on how it's supposed to be held? Any other solution?

I want it right, so i can pull the headlight door w/o scraping the crap outta my big mitts. TIA.

rob
 

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There are supposed to be small square plastic inserts (they are yellow on my 87 fj60) that hold the screws fast. Probably cheap as hell at any dealership.
 

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they look like the same inserts that go on american cars for the license plate to bolt on....just get some of those.
 
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Thanks guys! driving w/o the doors (and blinkers) just looks lame! I will try the license plate inserts first, then go to the $tealership.

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I just did the blackout on mine this weekend, and damn, I wish I had done it sooner. The PO of my 87' was some kind of genius. The headlight doors and grill didnt have one matching screw on the whole truck. I dug through my parts bucket and found some other plastic inserts, then got some #10 sheet metal screws and replaced everything.Not only did this make me much happier, but it got rid of several annoying rattles.

Hodag
 

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