Trouble with Screws on Underneath Panel
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    Trouble with Screws on Underneath Panel

    I have had trouble unscrewing all the screws from the underneath panel so that I can drain the oil and replace the filter. Specifically, the front 2 screws are virtually impossible to get off and I have had to work some magic in order to work around the panel to drain the oil and install a new filter when I change out my oil. The last time I was in the garage, literally I and 4 different guys all tried to no avail. Has anyone else had this issue? Or does anyone have any good suggestions for getting these off? Thanks and have a great day!

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    Haven't hit my first oil change yet in only at 3500 miles.Hopefully I can figure it out.Having a lift in the garage helps .
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    Trouble with Screws on Underneath Panel

    I have had trouble unscrewing all the screws from the underneath panel so that I can drain the oil and replace the filter. Specifically, the front 2 screws are virtually impossible to get off and I have had to work some magic in order to work around the panel to drain the oil and install a new filter when I change out my oil. The last time I was in the garage, literally I and 4 different guys all tried to no avail. Has anyone else had this issue? Or does anyone have any good suggestions for getting these off? Thanks and have a great day!

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    I had trouble getting them off with a hand tool and actually started to strip them out. I got out my impact driver and it was able to unlock the tough ones and I avoided any further damage.

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    when I saw this setup when I bought my car in the manual I got an immediate headache. Rusted bolts come to mind. Then I thought hey it's Honda they probably used antiseize or plastic clips to hold cover in place. I guess not. I know the 2012 has taken allot of slack, but i love the car. I like the plastic dashboard. Had padded dashboard before and that just lifts over time. The plastic is more durable. But this cover and the orange dipstick, what the hell were they thinking!! (nothing)

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    Will replace with stainless steel when I do my first oil change.
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    a little anti seize as stated by colnago will work wonders

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    Spray with PB blaster/WD40 the day before your oil change to let it soak through and you'll be golden. After the oil change apply a light coating of silver anti seize and you'll be good for years of easy oil services.

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    Yes some people have had problems with these screws at the dealership. Use a long phillips screwdriver and push in on the screw while turning with a lot of torque, it should come off with not too much difficulty. For people who haven't done the change yet, go out and loosen them before they get corroded and harder to get off.
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