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ok i've got an mc 19
i wanted to open up the indicator housing so that i can give it a good clean and relubricate because my indicators were lagging
but the problem is, the 2 phillips head screws are very badly rounded by the previous owner
one of them almost looks like it could fit an allen key in it

now, i dont have a drill, as that would probably be one of the easiest ways to get it out
but im not sure if i could fit a drill in there anyway
what makes it harder is that the head is facing down

so does anyone have any other ideas?
someone recommended using wd40 and then trying needle nose pliers
tried that, but the pliers cant even get a grip on it

ALSO, im doing my Ps test in about 3-4 weeks
i wanted to know if we use indicators at all during the test?
coz if we do, then i definitely need to get this fixed before my test
 

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viper33 said:
ok i've got an mc 19
i wanted to open up the indicator housing so that i can give it a good clean and relubricate because my indicators were lagging
but the problem is, the 2 phillips head screws are very badly rounded by the previous owner
one of them almost looks like it could fit an allen key in it

now, i dont have a drill, as that would probably be one of the easiest ways to get it out
but im not sure if i could fit a drill in there anyway
what makes it harder is that the head is facing down

so does anyone have any other ideas?
someone recommended using wd40 and then trying needle nose pliers
tried that, but the pliers cant even get a grip on it

ALSO, im doing my Ps test in about 3-4 weeks
i wanted to know if we use indicators at all during the test?
coz if we do, then i definitely need to get this fixed before my test
why would you want to lubricate your indicators?
and why dont you do your p's on one of their bikes?
 

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bahahah wtf! lube indcators to make them flash faster!?
 

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I've seen my mechanic using a nail punch and and slowly punching the screw. Apply the pressure with the nail punch on the screw head in a turning direction and tap it with the hammer lightly so it breaks grip. Once it breaks grip, u can slowly remove the screw with your fingers/screw driver slowly.

Its a frustrating process.
 

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ok firstly my bad
i meant lube the indicator switch, using contact grease

secondly that would be one of the first things id do if the screw head was facing up
but since its facing down and space around there is limited, this would be very hard to achieve
look at the screws to see what im talking about

PS: im not doing it on their bikes coz hire for a whole day is 150 bucks, and my test was 160
so id be spending 300 bucks just on my test
dont have that kind of money right now, specially coz i need to get new tyres and stuff
 

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You use indicators, i did in my Ps test...
If the screw is still stuck have u tried holding a chisel
on the screw head and smacking it gently with a
hammer at different angles to loosen it? if ur worried
about crackin something then dont do it.....

Be funny if u superglued or soldered something on the
screw head and twisted that to get it off lol
 

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Funny that I had a screw that was so badly abused it looked like a star... so what i did I thew little bit of metal bog on top and put a phillips screw mark on it.

Now its working fine... retarded thinking =]
 
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