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How to remove rounded screw, number plate light?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Ben S3 8P3, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. Ben S3 8P3
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    Well I just managed to strip one of the screws in the numberplate even after being as careful as I could :(

    Id very much appreciate some advice on how to now remove said screw?

    Thanks,

    Ben
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    Do a search on this forum Ben. The problem has been well documented by the many members who have had the same situation !
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    ive seen a lot of people who have had the problem but couldn't find any method of removing it
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    Hows' about drilling it out ?
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    Get a tap and die set and put a left-handed small thread in it, then screw in a LH screw until it catches and undoes the rounded screw.

    Guess it's the same as an 'easy out' kit.
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    Drill it out

    Alternatively try to a straight screwdriver wedged in behind the light to effectively pry it out, then try unscrewing it with some sort of screwdriver/hex head
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    Thanks guys. Just managed to get it out now. Only to find I have been sent two right hand number plate lights so the contacts dont line up on the left hand side.

    Why can nothing ever go smoothly!
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