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T.Rex
05-20-2017, 08:28 PM
Hi guys,

I recently had 1-peg from my L300's snap and need to replace. I have sourced a replacement but before I try to remove the damaged peg, does anyone have any experience in this area? Is the peg pressure fitted or glued?......how hard to remove?...etc.

thanks a million,

Tom

BMWCCA
05-21-2017, 05:34 AM
"Sign-Shop" on eBay (also a member here) shows an extractor tool. AFAIK, they are simply pushed in. Never had one beak in my over-thirty-years of having them on various JBLs, so I don't have personal experience.

Maybe try drilling a small hole and inserting a screw to use to pull it out?

http://i2.ebayimg.com/03/i/02/79/ea/1f_1.JPG

SEAWOLF97
05-21-2017, 10:07 AM
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Maybe try drilling a small hole and inserting a screw to use to pull it out?
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that has always worked for me. (add pliers to pull screw top)

T.Rex
05-21-2017, 02:48 PM
Yea...I'm going to try to pull it out with the screw method. I ordered a replacement peg and will update how it comes out. I just don't want to mess up the black facing surrounding the peg......My L300's look like new.....will have to be careful.

thanks

T.Rex
05-25-2017, 07:01 PM
Repaired successfully......I luckily had 1 of the tabs left on the peg to grip and pull with pliers. It's in there good but with a little muscle, pulls out. It is simply a snug friction fit. The replacement pin from sign-shop on ebay is a perfect replacement. Exact color and size.

The extractor tool is designed for damaged screws and requires that you bore a new grip into the screw with one end and than reverse the bit to extract with a drill..........you would not want to rotate this peg as it would no doubt cause damage to the baffle. If I did not have the tab available for gripping, the "screw and pull method" would be the correct route.

Thanks!

BMWCCA
05-25-2017, 07:50 PM
Job well done. Thanks for the update. :applaud:

mech986
08-28-2017, 11:23 PM
I've used the easy out by Alden (Grab-it trade name) which is what Sign-shop sells. Drill a small pilot hole in the center of the damaged peg, then use the extractor side to drill into and grab the peg, which will then spin out, assuming no-one has glued it in - easy peasy and as long as you have a steady hand, and protect the baffle with some tape layers, no damage to be done. I pulled probably a dozen pegs on L300's, L100's, and other JBL speakers this way easily.

A side benefit is the Grab-Its are a very useful tool when you really need it.

http://www.aldn.com/Images/Large/8440P_2.JPG

Johnny_Law
01-17-2019, 09:14 AM
Yea...I'm going to try to pull it out with the screw method. I ordered a replacement peg and will update how it comes out. I just don't want to mess up the black facing surrounding the peg......My L300's look like new.....will have to be careful.

thanks

Wondering, where did you order the replacement peg, and are you satisfied with the quality? Thanks!

T.Rex
01-17-2019, 12:10 PM
Wondering, where did you order the replacement peg, and are you satisfied with the quality? Thanks!
https://www.ebay.com/itm/JBL-L100-L300-L65-4333-4343-4344-and-4350-Grill-Mounting-Peg-NEW/261118618160?hash=item3ccbe1ea30:g:X7YAAOSwIVhaG1n L:rk:29:pf:0


These are identical to the original and actually stronger....they fit perfectly. I actually had 1 "ear " left on the original that I was able to use pliers to wiggle and remove. The pegs actually are just pressure fitted.

thanks,

Tom

Johnny_Law
01-17-2019, 01:19 PM
https://www.ebay.com/itm/JBL-L100-L300-L65-4333-4343-4344-and-4350-Grill-Mounting-Peg-NEW/261118618160?hash=item3ccbe1ea30:g:X7YAAOSwIVhaG1n L:rk:29:pf:0

These are identical to the original an actually stronger....they fit perfectly. I actually had 1 "ear " left on the original that I was able to use pliers to wiggle and remove. The pegs actually are just pressure fitted.

thanks,

Tom

Thanks! Are they close enough to the originals that it won't look strange if I only replace my broken ones?

T.Rex
01-17-2019, 01:34 PM
Thanks! Are they close enough to the originals that it won't look strange if I only replace my broken ones?

I only replaced 1 that was damaged and they match perfectly with the other 3 original pegs.

Johnny_Law
01-17-2019, 03:11 PM
I only replaced 1 that was damaged and they match perfectly with the other 3 original pegs.

Wonderful, thank you.