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Old 07-09-2017, 03:44 PM   #1
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Teardrop light installation issue

I've recently had to replace six very corroded teardrop marker lights on my 2004 AS Classic. I had success with five of them but one of the teardrops had a screw that was in such bad shape that when it came out of the aluminum skin, it created a hole too large for a new (oversized) stainless steel screw to replace it. A mechanic friend of mine has suggested using a nutsert or something similar to remedy the situation. Do any of you out there back this idea or have another option to suggest ? Thanks for considering.
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Old 07-18-2017, 05:36 PM   #2
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a rivnut or nutsert is a good repair option. Shoot a little corrosion prevention compound on the threads before installing screw so it won't corode again.
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