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plus 2 sidelight lens screw

PostPost by: TonyA » Wed Dec 27, 2023 5:32 pm

Merry Xmas all. Does anyone know the thread type of the philips screws that secure the plastic sidelight lens (two on each). Mine have a length of 1inch, diameter of 9/64 and are not magnetic so likely stainless. I dropped and nearly lost one, so looking to know what to search for as a spare 'just in case' Thx...
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Wed Dec 27, 2023 8:51 pm

Think they are BA threads
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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Wed Dec 27, 2023 9:41 pm

@elanfan - Are they also Pozidriv screws? The ones on my S3 had the marks on the head.
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PostPost by: mikealdren » Thu Dec 28, 2023 8:48 am

TonyA wrote:Merry Xmas all. Does anyone know the thread type of the philips screws that secure the plastic sidelight lens (two on each). Mine have a length of 1inch, diameter of 9/64 and are not magnetic so likely stainless. I dropped and nearly lost one, so looking to know what to search for as a spare 'just in case' Thx...

I suspect they're plated brass.
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PostPost by: TonyA » Fri Dec 29, 2023 11:35 am

The philips screw size for the plastic lenses of the sidelights and indeed also the tail lights of the plus 2 are 6-32 UNC. They can be bought in stainless at Spalding Fasteners.

Ps. for those who thought BA, not so: 4BA has a very close diameter, but at 44tpi, much too fine a thread.

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