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Old 03-06-2010, 08:00 AM   #1
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mirror/windshield brackets

I just received my set of mirror relocation brackets and a set of light mounts for the winshield frame for my '01 tj. Are there any major headaches I should anticipate during installation, they seem pretty straight forward.

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Old 03-06-2010, 08:23 AM   #2
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Just be careful removing the torx bolts. They strip easily.

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the only headache is, as atthehop mentioned, the torx screws. they strip out very easily and are a major PITA. once you get them out, replace them with hex head bolts, you'll be glad you did if you ever need to remove them again. try to soak them in PB Blaster or some other penetrating oil first, to loosen any rust.
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torx bolts major pain in ass.be careful you don't strip them to get them out.i used a hammer to reset the torx bolt when it started to strip.just plan on buying a new torx bit and new bolt because it will tear the heck out of them.
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You might want to "reset" the torx bolts before you put a wrench on them! Put the torx driver (not plastic handled) in the bolt and tap it in with a hammer. The further it is into the bolt head, the less chance of spinning out the bolt head teeth.
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Old 03-07-2010, 04:05 PM   #6
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I just received my set of mirror relocation brackets and a set of light mounts for the winshield frame for my '01 tj. Are there any major headaches I should anticipate during installation, they seem pretty straight forward.
This might help......this is what I did..... good place to run and to hide wires if you havnt thought of it yet ?
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Old 03-08-2010, 09:51 PM   #7
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Thanks for all the good advice, light brackets went on OK, haven't wired the lights yet.

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Know this is an old thread but don't like to start new ones when there is something out there like my? So I was taking my torx bolts out sprayed with pb let sit for 2 days and they still broke off so my ? Is how am I going to get new bolts in it looks like when they broke off the part they screw into is now not in place u can put a screw driver and move the plate around I was wondering am I going to have to cut into the windshield frame and spot weld this plate back in place then tap and die after I get the rest of the bolt out? Thanks for help in advance

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