Removing stuck bolt

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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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.
 

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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.
 

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

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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.
 

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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.

* Sent from tapatalk while sitting on the toilet at work*
 

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