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stuck belt clip screw


Premium Subscriber
Jul 7, 2006
Short Gap, WV
Okay, I can't be the only one to ever have this happen. I bought a used TK 2180 and when it arrived it had a screw that was broken off still stuck in it. How and/or what do you use to remove one like this?


I ♥ Ø
Jul 27, 2005
LATA 722
That's going to be tough. If I recall correctly, it's either a 3mm or 4mm screw. If it is broken off flush, you'll need to drill it out, but that comes with a host of challenges and risks.

If it was me, I'd just get a case for the radio and forget the clip. Drilling out a screw that small will likely result in the threads getting jacked up. I'm not sure they make Helicoils that small.

Get a new chassis for the radio and swap things over (probably cheaper to buy a new radio)
Install the belt clip with the one good screw and some epoxy on the other side.


Mar 14, 2004
option number the third,

radio becomes a holster-queen and doesn't use the belt clip anymore. Never liked belt clips on radios, anyway.