Headlamp Steel Nut Removal

ajh

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Joined
May 14, 2018
Location
Ottawa, Canada
TDI
Jetta MK5
Anyone know the correct way to get the large plastic hex nuts that go through the steel above the headlamps out? I need to refinish the steel and the plastic parts really won't like the media blast or powder coat oven. I have tried moderate force but they just seem to be deforming.
 

x1800MODMY360x

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Joined
Jun 27, 2021
Location
AZ, USA
TDI
2013 Passat TDI SEL
I usally remove the 4 bolts that hold the bracket down, then the two screws on the headlight adjustment, and pull the bracket up if one or both of those adjustments were stuck.
 

ajh

Member
Joined
May 14, 2018
Location
Ottawa, Canada
TDI
Jetta MK5
So, discovered the answer through the utilisation of butterfingers... They come apart just by pulling on either side... They are not threaded at all.
 
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