The grab handle on the A Pillar on my 03 2500 pulled off yesterday. Only the
top though. Today, I intended to take the handle off and effect repairs.
After turning the bolt CC for EVER, I could see the bolt was never gonna
come out. I looked behind the plastic at the top bolt hole and saw the bolt
was still in the pillar, but torn loose from the plastic. I tore the other
one loose and now I have a twice busted plastic A Pillar cover laying in the
I then tried to remove the bolts from the pillar. No success. The insert
the bolt screws into, spins just as much as the bolt. There is very little
clearance between the bolt head and the insert. The portion of the insert
that is on the surface of the pillar, is very thin. I tried to hold it with
needle nose pliers while attempting to loosen the bolt. No success. I tried
prying under it to jam it in place while I try to loosen the bolt. No
Anybody have any suggestions besides don't tighten it too much to begin with
(ya, here's my sign)?
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