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Old 14th October 2010, 07:21   #1
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My Friend needs your help. While installing a spoiler in ANHC a screw got caught between the inner mould of the trunk. Every time you open the trunk gate you can hear the screw moving and noise. Is there an easy way to remove this screw. In other words can the two layers of the trunk be unassembled or is there an easier way to get this out?
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Old 14th October 2010, 09:59   #2
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I have some pebbles struck in between the two sheet metal layer of bonnet of my esteem. It sounds whenever I open. These two layers cannot be unassembled. However it could be cut open using welding torch then re-welded. I know your friend won't like this to his ANHC just for taking out that screw.

You can try to shake the trunk gate, give it jerk so that screw is visible and then take it out using forceps or a long magnetized screwdriver. You can also try vacuum cleaner and see if it can suck out the screw. These are the only ways IMO.
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The two layers of the trunk are seamlessly welded/pressed together at the Co so though you can cut them apart and take the screw out, it will greatly compromise on rigidity and strength of that part. Not worth the effort and risk.

What can be done though, is; you can take out/remove the trunk lid assembly and tilt it in all possible directions to get the screw to the same location where it went inside from and try to get it out. You also get magnetic probes in the market which have a long antenna like extendable stick connected to a magnet at the end. If you can insert one of those through some opening or aperture, you could try to get the screw out if you can make it stick to it.
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Yeah, even i was thinking using a strong magnet (either from inside or outside) to bring it out.
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I had the same issue while fixing my spoilers also. In my case, it was the drill heads that broke and fell inside(small 2 inch long iron rods 4 mm thick). To add to the horror, 2 more drill heads broke. But the workers did a really appreciable work to make sure that every single of the heads are out of my car.

I guess, the screws will also vibrate with the sounds of your ICE, or even while driving in bumpy roads.
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aseem you definitely cant open the sheet metal coz they are heat pressed and welded. You best option is to damp the boot lid, yeah you heard it right damp it. Go the desi way, pick up cotton waste and fill it in. Saves you the headache of removing the boot lid and then trying to put it back.

The brighter side is that the bass from the music system wont bring in vibrations from the boot lid.
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Hi aseem,

Your friend can try to remove the trunk lid lock mechanism. That ways you can get some space so the screw can come out.
Opening the two layers is not recommended for such a minor thing.
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So what happened? Was the screw finally retrieved from the bootlid? How?
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@SS-da, they would have probably forgotten about the screw by now !!
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Go the desi way, pick up cotton waste and fill it in.
Cotton waste is a fire hazard. If all else fails, use fibre glass (from an insulation shop)to stuff.
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Although its a very old thread, but a button or smaller sized magnet stuck to a thin/ long stick end would have helped to retrieve the screw with some effort.
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A similar problem happened with me when I was getting the Mugen Lip Spoiler installed on the City i-VTEC.
They simply had to unscrew the boot and shake it till the screw fell down on the ground.


Hope this helps.


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@SS-da, they would have probably forgotten about the screw by now !!
Not if it had been rattling around! That's what I want to know - whether a lost screw inside the partition of the bootlid rattles around so much as to have it taken out by any means, or laissez faire will do.
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