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Old 07-28-2009, 03:24 PM   #76
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Solution for those who are missing a nut:

1. Remove the two lower plastic clips holding the trunk liner on.
2. Lift the corner of the liner
3. Slide a magnetic retriever tool in towards the corner of the trunk lid.
4. You should be able to pull the nut out.

Napa sells a nice flexible magnetic retrieval tool that works great for under $6.00.

I feel much better now that I know where my missing nut is.
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Old 07-28-2009, 03:33 PM   #77
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Solution for those who are missing a nut:

1. Remove the two lower plastic clips holding the trunk liner on.
2. Lift the corner of the liner
3. Slide a magnetic retriever tool in towards the corner of the trunk lid.
4. You should be able to pull the nut out.

Napa sells a nice flexible magnetic retrieval tool that works great for under $6.00.

I feel much better now that I know where my missing nut is.
Me too.
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Old 07-28-2009, 05:41 PM   #78
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OK, obviously the nut size is 10 mm, so I am going to buy some nylon locknuts, what is the size of the studs? they are certainly metric. DUH
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Old 07-28-2009, 06:33 PM   #79
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I think the 4 guys running the machine that tightens those bolts should be investigated!
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Old 07-28-2009, 06:51 PM   #80
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Old 07-28-2009, 07:57 PM   #81
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Just went and checked mine, loose as a goose (however that is)

For you people that want to use nylocks, they are M6 x 1.0

Blue locktite would give you peace of mind though.
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Old 07-28-2009, 09:56 PM   #82
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lol....I had the same thing. I could hear something banging around in there. I pulled back the underside of the trunk cover a tad and the nut came out. Now what is odd is......I did what the original post said. Pulled the caps off to tighten and put the nut back but all 4 nuts where there Now where did this extra nut come from???? I guess I could pop off the underside of the trunk cover and look. Any ideas where the extra nut would have come from???
sounds like \mole nutz.
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Old 07-28-2009, 10:53 PM   #83
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Just went and checked mine, loose as a goose (however that is)

For you people that want to use nylocks, they are M6 x 1.0

Blue locktite would give you peace of mind though.
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Old 07-28-2009, 11:28 PM   #84
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Pulled my spoiler off today for paint. There are 6 nuts. Repeat there are 6 nuts not 4. To access two of them you need to remove the liner. Mine were all finger loose too.
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Old 07-28-2009, 11:37 PM   #85
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Pulled my spoiler off today for paint. There are 6 nuts. Repeat there are 6 nuts not 4. To access two of them you need to remove the liner. Mine were all finger loose too.
I suspected that was the case
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Old 07-29-2009, 07:48 PM   #86
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My spoiler came off

i was driving home today, and on my way home i noticed something through the rearview mirror, so i stopped and it ended up being my spoiler. i did some looking at my car and 3 of the 4 nuts came off and the 4th bolt broke.


Has anyone else had this problem?
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i was driving home today, and on my way home i noticed something through the rearview mirror, so i stopped and it ended up being my spoiler. i did some looking at my car and 3 of the 4 nuts came off and the 4th bolt broke.


Has anyone else had this problem?
Yep, big thread on this. I will get you a link.
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Old 07-29-2009, 07:52 PM   #89
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There is a thread that was to let us know to look at the spoiler bolt last month, If i find it i will post it up for you.
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thx guys for the quick responses, i'm getting it fixed first thing in the morning.
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Old 07-29-2009, 08:33 PM   #93
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No problem man.

Merging thread.
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Old 07-29-2009, 10:14 PM   #94
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i was driving home today, and on my way home i noticed something through the rearview mirror, so i stopped and it ended up being my spoiler. i did some looking at my car and 3 of the 4 nuts came off and the 4th bolt broke.


Has anyone else had this problem?
Just to be clear, there are actually six (6) bolts/nuts that hold on the spoiler. There are four located under the rubber caps, but there are two more located under the trunk lid cover/carpet piece.
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Old 08-01-2009, 07:23 PM   #95
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From Fbod posted in another thread...
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Very sorry to hear about the bolts coming loose.

We did track it down to a faulty torque setting on a wrench on the line......don't have a VIN cut-off but will try to find out.....solved several weeks ago....
Guess it's time to go back in and check the nut #5 and #6. Didn't know there were 8 of them...
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Old 08-01-2009, 07:46 PM   #97
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Great thread. I checked and all 4 of my were not tight. Not about to lose the spoiler, but a year from now, probably.

I loctited them. Use a magnetic retriever to remove the nuts once you get them loose enough. That way no rattling nuts in the trunk lid. That didn't sound right...you get the picture.
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Old 08-01-2009, 07:58 PM   #98
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Just to be clear, there are actually six (6) bolts/nuts that hold on the spoiler. There are four located under the rubber caps, but there are two more located under the trunk lid cover/carpet piece.
So, all of the 4 outside nuts were loose on my spoiler. What is the trick to removing the trunk lid cover/carpet piece so I can get to the other two?
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Exclamation CK. SIX nuts holding the spoiler!

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lol....I had the same thing. I could hear something banging around in there. I pulled back the underside of the trunk cover a tad and the nut came out. Now what is odd is......I did what the original post said. Pulled the caps off to tighten and put the nut back but all 4 nuts where there Now where did this extra nut come from???? I guess I could pop off the underside of the trunk cover and look. Any ideas where the extra nut would have come from???
There are SIX NUTS holding the spoiler you said you only ck,d FOUR, so I guess that is where the extra nut came from. (TWO are under the inside trunk cover)..........
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Fbod is going to try and get the proper torque settings for these nuts...
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