Removing stuck bolt

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  1. Twista

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    So im trying to remove a very SIMPLE bolt thats attached to plastic. Only issue is its stuck and the plastic around the fuse box is breaking off.
    How the heck do i remove this bolt without having to buy a new fuse box in the end??


    I already PB blaster soaked it overnight and i just tried the heat method.


    its the one that attaches to the fuse box:

    Ignore my dirt.
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  2. slow90coupe

    slow90coupe Well-Known Member

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    That bolt is no fun. I know mine was hella tight and I just barely got it out without snapping the box. Try bracing the box with vice grips to limit breakage and break that ***** loose would be what I'd do.
     
  3. DeepList

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    Use some WD40 and/or penetrating oil. Others have suggested in the past using an impact gun, while holding a screw driver behind the bracket to get it to come lose.
     
  4. Twista

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    So much for one little simple bolt. Alright thanks guys. Ill post back when i break this thing lol.
     
  5. Twista

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    Alright the fuse box is pretty much broke. WTF did Ford put that bolt on intending for it never to be removed????????

    How bad would it be if i added wire onto the (+) short wire and soldered it so its longer and can reach the battery? I really wanted a complete wire for that but the way its look now is not good.
     
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    pretty sure if you removed the fuse box its a lot easier or I don't remember it being a problem on mine.
     
  7. Twista

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    I soldered a 4awg extension on that short wire and taped it up. Not what I wanted to do to end this project. I'll have to try a impact when I get to a buddies garage.

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