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License Place Screw is stuck / dethreaded

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by ZeApelido, Sep 5, 2018.

  1. ZeApelido

    ZeApelido Member

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    Stupid question. After receiving my license plate, I went to take out the screws on the plate holder and one of the screws is just stuck (turning it does nothing). So it seems somehow the screw maybe dethreaded the plastic insert. Do I have to have Tesla take a look at this to fix, or anyone have any suggestions?
     
  2. Thomas Edison

    Thomas Edison Active Member

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    Rear license plate screw stripped?
     
  3. mekberg

    mekberg Member

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    My plastic insert was spinning inside the trunk. I applied outward pressure on the zero emissions plate to get it to grab.
     
  4. ewoodrick

    ewoodrick Active Member

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    Agree, something under the screw to pull out, while rotating often fixes the issue.
     
  5. Remonster

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    +1

    I did this an it worked as well. Otherwise they just spun.
     

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