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Old August 17th, 2016, 02:44 PM
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Trying to get my doors back on, but the captive nuts I bought don't actually fit in through the square access hole, they are too wide.

So I'm carefully trying to not drop them in by turning them this way and that to get another angle.

Actually, now I'm eating lunch, but after lunch I will do this. So am I at it in the right way, or did I end up with the wrong nuts?
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Nope, you're doing it right. I have seen that the reproduction units are a little easier to fit if you put them into a vise and pinch the cage around the captive nut a little tighter.

Use a thin flat-head screwdriver to help the install -- insert it into the cage nut from the larger rectangular opening in the firewall (the middle of the three holes) and use it to leverage the assembly into place.

There are two different thread pitches out there, so make sure they match your door bolts before going too far.

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Old August 17th, 2016, 02:57 PM
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One of my least favorite defender tasks.
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One of my least favorite defender tasks.
I'm also trying to put the headliner in today......

Thanks for info, Ash.
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