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Old 11-15-2017, 09:44 PM
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Screw won’t screw back into place

Hello I have replaced my kidney grills and I had to remove the 4 screws on the bumper. Now I have to screw them back into place but one of the screws won’t screw in. I tried to screw the other screws and same thing the screw just pops back up. Any suggestions or anyone that could relate?


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Old 11-16-2017, 10:20 AM
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Hello I have replaced my kidney grills and I had to remove the 4 screws on the bumper. Now I have to screw them back into place but one of the screws won’t screw in. I tried to screw the other screws and same thing the screw just pops back up. Any suggestions or anyone that could relate]
Sounds like the screw got stripped.
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Old 11-16-2017, 12:52 PM
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If none of the screws will hold, whatever you are placing the screw into is stripped to the point where there are no threads or not enough material to hold the screw. If it's a sheet metal type screw, get a larger one. If it's a machine threaded screw going to a threaded opening, you can try to tap out a new set of threads and go with a larger screw. Or you can forget it and depend on the other 3 screws to hold. It's always possible the factory stripped the opening. I have found that even if your cross thread a screw or bolt it will usually hold unless you way over tighten the screw or bolt or you need a high level or torque. Just be patient in the future and hand tighten or loosely tighten until you are sure you are lined up and the the opening is allowing you to turn your fastener easily. Sometimes it's hard to do that if you are attaching a new part and the openings don't line up forcing you to insert the fastener at an angle.
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Old 11-16-2017, 03:39 PM
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Take it back out and see what the issue is.

As noted above, either stripped hole, or maybe there is a clip that fell out. Never taken mine out, so don't know what the part looks like, but it has to be something simple.

If it is stripped, you can always get a slightly larger screw, or maybe build the hole back out with some epoxy, etc.

Was looking for something else, and stumbled across this on the Pelican site
http://www.pelicanparts.com/BMW/tech...eplacement.htm

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