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Problem with 4 bolts that hold adio in

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jabrackin, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. Jun 21, 2012 at 3:14 PM
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    jabrackin

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    I have taken my radio out a few times and the four bols are not holding anymore the bolts will not tighten. Any ideas on what I can do? When I grab the bolt I can push it all the way into the hole and pull it back out. It isn't tightening
     
  2. Jun 21, 2012 at 3:19 PM
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    F75gunslinger

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    I don't remember for sure but if you look either you're completely stripped the holes or if it had the little clips they've come out. I don't remember if those used the clips..
     
  3. Jun 21, 2012 at 3:22 PM
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    The two top bolts do tighten... The bottom ones are loose... You can pull both bolts out easy.... Any ideas on what I can do?
     
  4. Jun 21, 2012 at 3:22 PM
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    No clips
     
  5. Jun 21, 2012 at 3:37 PM
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    ziggynagy

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    Nice 17 min bump... I've never had this problem but first thing I'd try would be a couple layers of teflon tape on the screw to see if that gives you better hold on the threading.
     
  7. Jun 21, 2012 at 4:13 PM
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    Why do you keep taking the radio out? Just curious.
     
  8. Jun 21, 2012 at 4:17 PM
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    AndrewFalk

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    Look into the hole...are there threads or not?
     
  9. Jun 21, 2012 at 4:18 PM
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    Casey05Taco

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  10. Jun 21, 2012 at 4:21 PM
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    Aw9d

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    Sounds like you stripped the holes out.. Tap and die kit will fix it.

    Or force a little bit bigger bolt in there.
     
  11. Jun 21, 2012 at 4:27 PM
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    Blackcat10

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    Get a tap next size up ( metric )and rethread holes and install new bolts. Don't tap holes very deep ( 1/4 inch ). Could damage internal part in radio.
     

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