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Old 01-10-19, 12:48 PM
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Sunroof wind deflector hardware

I am attempting to re-secure my pop up wind deflector back to the sunroof assembly. The previous owner refurbished the assembly but never re-attached the deflector.

I have searched every parts listing and FSM looking for the specific hardware size for the 4 screws (2 per side). Anyone have information on the hardware size? M6 works but the head has to be small for clearance.

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My sunroof is currently out of the car on a parts stand awaiting refurbishment. It might not be until tomorrow night, but I'll try to get you an answer if you don't have one by then.
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That would be great. Even a photo or two of the hardware for a general idea of the head type and I can get something at the Supply house in stainless or alum to suffice. Thanks!

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Look to be regular Phillips screws. I have not removed them yet, but M6x1.00 seems like a good guess.
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Originally Posted by JerryLH
Look to be regular Phillips screws. I have not removed them yet, but M6x1.00 seems like a good guess.
It is a good guess, but if those are original screws, it's wrong.
Oh, it probably is a m6 x 1.0, you got that right...it's the "Phillips" part that's wrong.
Japanese hardware adheres to JIS spec and Phillips ain't a part.
A regular Phillips screwdriver will probably work but in fact, what it wants is a JIS spec driver, which is subtly different and would work better.

My whole life I did not know this but recently acquired a "proper" driver and you really can tell the difference.

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Having recently bought my own JIS drivers, I should have described them that way. They are night and day different.
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excellent and thank you for the reply. That seems simple enough to source hardware. Its interesting because the larger screw seems to have an offset design for the indents on the head. Is this the JIS you're speaking of?

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Further update to this now that I have taken apart my sunroof:

Four screws hold in the wind deflector, two per side. In the middle left of my picture is a black screw, M4x0.7, approximately 5mm long. The screw towards the bottom right of my picture (stainless head visible) is another M4x0.7 screw, approximately 8mm long.
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Great information for others looking as well. Thanks very much

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The sizes you specified worked perfect! I went to ACE and picked up 2.5mm socket head Stainless (2) at M4 - 0.7 x 5mm and (2) M4 - 0.7 x 8mm PERFECT! It's the little things in life like a pop up wind deflector that make the magic happen

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Glad to hear it worked!
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