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    Leaving a bread crumb trail...?

    2016 CX5 G.T. - I was cleaning her up yesterday, and noticed the right rear red reflector lens that's recessed in the bumper was flopping around loose in it's hole. Got underneath and found a phillips screw not screwed in, and it was a very hard turn to tighten it, which tells me it was never tightened at the factory. That, and countless other screws/nuts/push-pins &panels found loose or missing, really makes me wonder who the fff put these cars together?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brownd3max View Post
    2016 CX5 G.T. - I was cleaning her up yesterday, and noticed the right rear red reflector lens that's recessed in the bumper was flopping around loose in it's hole. Got underneath and found a phillips screw not screwed in, and it was a very hard turn to tighten it, which tells me it was never tightened at the factory. That, and countless other screws/nuts/push-pins &panels found loose or missing, really makes me wonder who the fff put these cars together?
    People? Sometimes the screws just come loose from low torque specs.
    Did you know you can replace those with an LED housing?
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    "People? Sometimes the screws just come loose from low torque specs.
    Did you know you can replace those with an LED housing?"
    I do like the JDM LED version... On the torque spec issue, I've always thought that torque specs are designed to prevent things from coming loose, as well as avoid over tightening... (The screw I mentioned originally was never tightened down- it was stuck-in-place 4 or 5 turns out from tight.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brownd3max View Post
    "People? Sometimes the screws just come loose from low torque specs.
    Did you know you can replace those with an LED housing?"
    I do like the JDM LED version... On the torque spec issue, I've always thought that torque specs are designed to prevent things from coming loose, as well as avoid over tightening... (The screw I mentioned originally was never tightened down- it was stuck-in-place 4 or 5 turns out from tight.)
    It's called, "Cross Threading".
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Paul View Post
    It's called, "Cross Threading".
    I have a buddy who is an electrician. He has told me you can't afford for a screw to come loose on an electrical job.

    He told me you tighten any screw until you start to feel it cross thread then back it off a fraction. They never come out.

    I don't know if he's kidding me or if he's serious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Paul View Post
    It's called, "Cross Threading".
    Not necessarily. Some screws are self tapping into plastic. They can*t be cross threaded on first shot as there are no threads. But they can be forgotten and not tightened down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brownd3max View Post
    2016 CX5 G.T. - I was cleaning her up yesterday, and noticed the right rear red reflector lens that's recessed in the bumper was flopping around loose in it's hole. Got underneath and found a phillips screw not screwed in, and it was a very hard turn to tighten it, which tells me it was never tightened at the factory. That, and countless other screws/nuts/push-pins &panels found loose or missing, really makes me wonder who the fff put these cars together?
    I surely have found misaligned interior panels on my 2016 CX-5 with pictures posted before. My rearview mirror screw was loose so that it was vibrating. My sun visor screw fell off and the whole thing suddenly dropped in front of wife's view while driving which scared her and might cause some accident in such situation. I tried to put the screw back and found the thread was stripped from factory apparently some human put too much torque to the screw! Now wife has started blaming on me why I wanted this CX-5 to begin with.

    Yeah I hear you and this kind of thing shouldn't be happening from a highly computerized robotic assembly plant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alphadog00 View Post
    Not necessarily. Some screws are self tapping into plastic. They can*t be cross threaded on first shot as there are no threads. But they can be forgotten and not tightened down.
    ^^^ This!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1cx5 View Post
    I have a buddy who is an electrician. He has told me you can't afford for a screw to come loose on an electrical job.

    He told me you tighten any screw until you start to feel it cross thread then back it off a fraction. They never come out.

    I don't know if he's kidding me or if he's serious
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    Your friend was kidding(I hope). As a recently retired Electrician/high voltage systems Technician that spent 36 years working in Electric Utility Power/Generation/Substation facilities, I can honestly say that he would've been harshly reprimanded and/or fired for that work ethic if true. LOL!

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