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Broken 10mm bolt - Tailgate

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Quad, Nov 6, 2021.

  1. Nov 6, 2021 at 3:32 PM
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    Quad

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    I was putting on a tonneau cover on my truck today and the 10mm bolt near the tailgate broke. Has this happened to anyone, or does anyone have any recommendations on getting the bolt out? Also, should I buy a bolt from the dealer, or go buy a bolt from Lowe’s? Thanks!
     
  2. Nov 6, 2021 at 3:45 PM
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    waltuo

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    Happened to quite a few people. Over torquing is usually the cause.
     
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    Weld something to the broken bolt and twist out / drill it out without damaging nut threads

    probably Home Depot would be fine
     
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    Left Hand Drillbits!
     
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    as @eurowner said,"left hand drill bits". They work well.

    Be sure to turn them in the right direction so they cut...
     
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