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Hello Africans,

After removing the OEM crashbar from my ATAS, i am unable to remove the bracket from underneath the headlights to be able to install the new bracket for the Outbackmotorteck' upper guards. Anyone knows a way to remive this backet?
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Hello Africans,

After removing the OEM crashbar from my ATAS, i am unable to remove the bracket from underneath the headlights to be able to install the new bracket for the Outbackmotorteck' upper guards. Anyone knows a way to remive this backet?
Thank you,
I know one of my two bolts was cross threaded at assembly. I had to tap a torx bit in to remove it.
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Hello Africans,

After removing the OEM crashbar from my ATAS, i am unable to remove the bracket from underneath the headlights to be able to install the new bracket for the Outbackmotorteck' upper guards. Anyone knows a way to remive this backet?
Thank you, View attachment 58447
Hello! I had to use a screw extractor as one of mine was either cross-threaded or damaged. Was painless but should not have been necessary!
 

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Hello! I had to use a screw extractor as one of mine was either cross-threaded or damaged. Was painless but should not have been necessary!
As per usual with the AT, I had one of the two froze also, but, after a few hits with a nice sharp chisel to get the bolt turning. It then turned the rest of the way out by hand ...
 
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I just did the same upgrade as you are doing and mine was froze too I'm guessing they must have use strong thread lock or something, one trick I did on one side of mine was to use a small thin grinding wheel and cut the slot for a flat screwdriver it worked the other side was stubborn had to drill and and use the extractor
 

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I just did the same upgrade as you are doing and mine was froze too I'm guessing they must have use strong thread lock or something, one trick I did on one side of mine was to use a small thin grinding wheel and cut the slot for a flat screwdriver it worked the other side was stubborn had to drill and and use the extractor
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They have some pretty serious thread locker on them. I ruined one before I realized what was happening. After trying a couple of different things I ended up using a small torch to heat the bolt head enough to soften / burn off the thread locker and it spun right out super easy. Wish I had known what was going on before I ruined the first one. I admit to spending what seemed like hours trying to get this out. Should have been easy.
 
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