Posted by want33s on Sunday, October 09, 2011
The screws Suzuki use to hold the door hinges etc to the car look like they are easy to remove but can be damn stubborn.
I have tried several methods to remove them and spent a few $$ on impact driver bits that just shatter..Impact driver can also dent panels, not that the average Zook owner cares about a small dent but there are still a few nice shiny ones out there. :wink:
There is also the option of drilling screw and using an Ezi-Out but this is time consuming and destroys the screw.
Done properly my method marks the screw but it is re-usable if needed and does not mark the body paintwork at all.
You will need: Hammer, Coldchisel, Large phillips head screwdriver.
Place the coldchisel on the edge of the screw like shown below. Strike with hammer hard enough to put a notch in the screw.
Keeping the tip of the chisel in the notch, lay it over a bit as shown. Undo is anti-clockwise so always lay it to the right when looking at the screw head.
Strike again with hammer and screw will begin to rotate.
Remove screw with screwdriver.
Always use Coppertec or NevaSieze or similar when reinstalling these screws and removing them in future will only require a screwdriver.
Ideally they are best replaced with stainless button head capscrews.