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Old 01-20-2020, 06:46 PM
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Rusted headlight adjustment screws

The screws used to adjust the headlights up/down and left/right are stripped/rusted. Tried installing new headlights and am completely unable to adjust them.

Any ideas on how to fix it? What kind of screws are they? Where would I get new ones and how to remove the old ones?

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Might want to try spraying some kroil on the threaded of you can.
They are a torx bit, can't remember the size offhand.

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Listed as 07-16 but the reviews said it’ll work on a tj. Bad news is you might have to disassemble pretty far to get the old ones out
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Might want to try spraying some kroil on the threaded of you can.
They are a torx bit, can't remember the size offhand.

Yea I believe it's a T15 but it's so stripped it won't budge. I tried WD40 to no avail. If kroil is better I can at least try. Honestly though it looks like it's done for.



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Listed as 07-16 but the reviews said it’ll work on a tj. Bad news is you might have to disassemble pretty far to get the old ones out

Yea unfortunately I've been reading and it looks like the entire headlight housing has to come out. It's a bit complicated. Just another project/expense I didn't necessarily want to deal with.
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If it were me, I would remove the bulb/lamp. Then, see if I could get a small pair of Vice-Grips on the head and turn them out that way. There should be enough room to get on the head with the Vice-Grip pliers without disassembling the whole thing. Spray it good with Liquid Wrench or Kroil first, as suggested by others previously. I have gotten a number of rounded over, stuck bolts out that way.
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