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    Aero Centre Bolt Replacement - how to.

    Hi,

    I've just managed to replace the stripped centre dead bolt on my Aero roof without removing any of the weather strips and thought it might be of interest as you can also use this to gain access to all the bolts in the roof. This is how I did it;

    You can see what the problem was from the photos; after years of usage the thread had stripped. Photo 1 shows the new assembly, photo 2 shows the difference between old and new! I got the new lock from Toyota hence it was a whopping 60.

    1) Firstly remove the plastic trim cover from the centre bolt (the one with the "open/shut" on it). This is done by twisting it 90% so you can remove it without breaking the tabs.

    2) With a wide flat screwdriver VERY gently start to lever the headlining away from one end (photo 3) whilst very importantly (and not in the photo) holding the plastic trim back with a second screwdriver in opposition to the first. If you do this slowly enough and carefully enough you should be able to lift the whole headlining out from under the trim without damaging it. As the headlining material is made from a type of foam covered board, you can tell when it's starting to tear - stop and readjust the position of the screwdrivers. It took me 5 minutes just to do this so don't rush it.

    3) Once the headlining is free of the plastic trim, insert the same flat screwdriver under the headlining and remove the plastic fixing lugs from the roof. Do not attempt to pull them as they will rip off the headlining! (see photo 4). I found inserting the screwdriver between the bottom of the lug and the roof itself worked best.

    4) Once you have done this you can get access to the underside of the roof (to replace any of the bolts) (see photo5).

    5) When you have replaced the bolt(s) with a 10mm spanner; press all the lugs back into the roof leaving the headlining just above the plastic trim.

    6) The refitting process is removal in reverse (photo 6). Hold the plastic trim back with one screwdriver whilst running the headlining back with another. Tip; I found it much easier to start at both ends independently and meet in the middle.

    I'm off for a very smug pint.

    Andy
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    Last edited by Andy C; 11-08-07 at 17:09.

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    Good stuff, need to replace a couple of mine soon. Cheers for the guide

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    how much did the centre bolt assembly cost? and i defintly need to this soon i think
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    Quote Originally Posted by supra steveo View Post
    how much did the centre bolt assembly cost? and i defintly need to this soon i think
    From my original post: I got the new lock from Toyota hence it was a whopping 60.

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    oh yeah seen it now
    How to fit your S2000 Stubby aerial
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    i just brought aero supra and mine is slowly going this way on middle bolt next to interior light aswell?does it have to be used cause i have just been bolting down other four and leaving this one alone not locking it in...can i get away with this

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    i just got my center bolt assembly today i am pritty confident i can do this but now ive took my carpet out and it is black i am begining to wonder if its worth doing the roof lining black to, but i dont know coz i do not know how it will turn out
    How to fit your S2000 Stubby aerial
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    did this today and this thread helped me a hell of alot how ever all i did was pop out the 4 yellow clips and used a 10mm ring and open spanner on the rear 2 bolts and a 10mm socket and rachet on the front 2 bolts, thanks for the thread Andy C you made me do this job very grateful cheers mate
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    How to fit your S2000 Stubby aerial
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