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Old 10-27-2010, 05:30 AM
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Has anyone installed part number 82211336AC? Its the chrome bug shield. I want to make sure I did it correctly. It comes with these plastic clips that go in the holes in the hood...Then you put the bug deflector over them and screw it in using 4 small black screws and washers. It seemed real easy to install. My only concern was it seemed that if I over tightened the small black screws they would just strip and keep turning without getting tight. Is this the way they install? Just snug not over tightened.....

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Old 10-27-2010, 01:18 PM
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If you look at the pieces that go in the hood, you will see they have a rectangle part on the side that faces the deflector. Those line up with the slots in the deflector.

As for over tightening, its hard to do because you'd strip the head of the screw first.

I suggest going to the hardware store and buy some foam weather stripping with an adhesive back. Put the adhesive side on the hood, then mount the deflector. This will help prevent wearing of your pain by the deflector. Wind going over the deflector will cause it to flex and wear your paint. Its not because the design is bad, its just physics.
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If you look at the pieces that go in the hood, you will see they have a rectangle part on the side that faces the deflector. Those line up with the slots in the deflector.

As for over tightening, its hard to do because you'd strip the head of the screw first.

I suggest going to the hardware store and buy some foam weather stripping with an adhesive back. Put the adhesive side on the hood, then mount the deflector. This will help prevent wearing of your pain by the deflector. Wind going over the deflector will cause it to flex and wear your paint. Its not because the design is bad, its just physics.
It seemed like the screw would just keep turning in the plastic piece and it would never get tight. I was afraid that if I just kept turning the screw it would strip out the plastic.
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If you don't have the rectangle lined up with the slot on the deflector, what's actually happening is the piece is spinning in the hole on the hood.
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Well I took it back off to double check. The rectangles are in the slot on the deflector and the screw just turns. I even tried a screw in the plastic clip out of the hood and the screw only goes in so far then it will just spin. I put it back on just snuging the screws. It is tight and does not move.
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Mine does the same thing. Not a very good design in my opinion. I check them every time I wash and dry. About once or twice a week.
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^^^^ What he said ^^^^ I found the same problem, one of the screws just seems to turn and not tighten up however the other three are good and it seems to be on tight so I will just keep an eye on it.
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Mine does the same thing. Not a very good design in my opinion. I check them every time I wash and dry. About once or twice a week.
I agree. Bad design. I guess I could get a slightly larger screw and washer. They are snug and feel tight when I pull on the deflector. Did you put anything under it to help prevent scratching? I did not.....
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I agree. Bad design. I guess I could get a slightly larger screw and washer. They are snug and feel tight when I pull on the deflector. Did you put anything under it to help prevent scratching? I did not.....
No I have not. But I am going to take it off at my first Winter detail and see if it has done any damage and go from there. Will take the mud flaps off also to
see if they have scratched the paint also.
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