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    Made my own Spare Tire Cover Knobs>>>

    This is a pretty inexpensive way to fix the broken spare tire cover knobs.
    It ended up costing $17.00.

    Remove the tire cover.
    Remove the four square plastic nuts.
    Place a bolt with a nut and washer through the square nut and then place another washer and nut on the bolt.
    The distance of how far the thread goes out is adjustable.
    Then clip the square nuts back into place.
    Replace the cover and screw down with new knobs.
    It is that simple.







    Last edited by Spyder : 11/18/2014 at 06:52 PM Reason: Added directions
    Spyder aka Mark Miller

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    Nice write up Mark...great solution.

    What have you replaced your rear round reflectors with?
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    Lol, you noticed another mod....
    Those are Clear LED turn lights...They blink yellow.

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    Nice!
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    Kudos ...thats a great fix

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    knock on wood, no issues with mine... but this is a pretty clean fix

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    Quote Originally Posted by magikmike View Post
    knock on wood, no issues with mine... but this is a pretty clean fix
    If yours are in good shape this is a good way to extend their life. I have done this to mine...

    http://www.vehicross.info/forums/sho...ghlight=dowels

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    Awesome, looks like you went to Lowe's. I will be going there or Fastenal to pickup hardware for this.

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    you made your reflectors actually a functioning turn signal I like... I myself would of probably made them extra reverse lights for when you're in the sticks. And you need extra light for your backup camera.

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    Here's a pdf copy of his How2 in case you want to add it to your archive (it'll be on future copies of the Maintenance Stuff DVD. Pdf of the wooden dowel fix is attached too.
    Last edited by tom4bren : 04/07/2015 at 08:34 AM


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    Thanks for this, did it last night. First time I have had the cover on since I owned her. Was tired of my tools getting stuck in the door.

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    Thanks for this quick & easy fix.... Did this two weeks ago and it works like a champ. Very thrifty and easy to do, looks great as well.

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    very nice, i will for sure be doing this the next time my originals break

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