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Anyone ever have this happen? I was removing my hatch trim strip (holds the license plate lights) to paint behind it and snapped one of the bolts connecting it to the car. It must have been stuck on a bit of rust or something, but I over torqued it and it just snapped. Any ideas on how to fix this? If I could get the broken "nub" out I could screw a new bolt in, but it's too small to get a good grip on.
 

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I'm assuming you mean push it through to the other side with a drill bit? Keep in mind I'm a pretty big newb when it comes to this stuff.
 

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just use some super glue and duct tape when you put it back on, it'll be fine......lol

there's at least two more bolts that are good, right? you should be fine with the other bolts holding it on I would think.
 

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well it's not that it's really loose or anything without it, but almost right under that screw is prone to collect water & rust (see my rust repair thread) so I want it nice and tight to try and keep water out
 

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I think there are 5 bolts. I snapped the one on the left end. I used 3M tape to put it back on with the other bolts. It's not flush to the hatch, but it's not going anywhere. It sticks out about 1/16th of an inch.
 
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