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Hi Folks,

I seem to have a short on my left saddlebag side bar light, I did find one broken wire inside the left saddlebag I repaired it but still no running light or power to that side marker , the right side works fine.

Now the problem I have is I cannot get a screw out of the lower rear panel under the saddlebag Rear tail light,

Any help would be greatly appreciated I think the screw may be stripped or the plastic that the screw bites into is stripped
Assuming that this is the 88' 1500 in your name line...the lower panel unde the saddle bag has two screws holding it in place.. both covered by a small metal clip....is this what you are talking about?
 

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I got the clips off no problem, and the left side screw comes out, but that darn rear screw wont loosen just keeps spinning, I'm sure it will pose a problem at the next tire change or if that rear bulb needs to be replaced in the future.

I really need to chase that wire harness from the side bar to where it conects to the system.
Is there any trick I can use to get than darn screw out?
Maybe try applying pressure (lightly pull on the plastic cover) and see if the screw grabs. It sounds like the metal tab that the screw grabs is worn...Might try a pair of needle nose pliars....
 

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If anyone has any other options please let me know!
It would concern me if you try to drill the head of the screw. Would be afraid that the screw heating up would melt the plastic...making things worse...just a thought..Good luck with it...But then if it did melt, you could try reparing with abs fixt-it (abs pipe scrapings and abs cement mixture), redrill and hope for the best
 

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If you are approaching the "wrecking the screw" stage to get it out you could try adding a drop of superglue to the very end of the screwdriver. Hold it in the screw until set and hopefully this could give you a little backward pressure to keep the fixing still as you turn the screw.
WOW! Great Idea!!:bow:
 
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