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Dropped hex wrench and screw into body of vespa whilst changing out a turn signal pod. Tried finding it and fishing out to no avail. Is it safe to ride? OR do I have to open up the glovebox side and remove.

TIA!
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Me personally... I'd pull the glove box and find it. But that's because my OCD wouldn't allow otherwise. It's not likely to do any damage if you leave it. You might here it rattling around in there.

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I was hoping to avoid pulling it as I have never done so. I suppose it's time o learn a new skill on the Vespa.
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.... take it as a test of skill ...
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You might need the hex wrench to get the glovebox off 🤣🤣🤣
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I was having a moment of female empowerment ... until I drop the parts into the guts. 😂🤦🏻‍♀️😑
Off to find videos on how to open her up. It's a 2009 Lx150. Looks like I have to remove metal detail first, a few screws in glove box, then just pry it off?!?!
Any words of advice? 😂
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NO!!. Do not ride, at least until 3 or 4 of us can get there and shake your scooter upside down for a good 10 minutes! Razz emoticon Clown emoticon Who knows, may get some "factory installed" loose screws out too....

No, seriously, shouldn't be the least risk of a problem, unless of course you develop a rattle. It's been a while since I've been inside my LX, but I think it's likely for parts to keep going, i.e. under the floorboards. Kudos for getting the fastener AND the tool in a single event. Tons of screws have gone south, but they usually travel alone. At least yours has company. Razz emoticon

Disassembly is a PITA, though if you want to improve your Vespa mechanical skills, you WILL accomplish that. Nerd emoticon

I feel for you, caschnd, but I think I could manage to distract myself well enough to sleep at night....
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Don't worry...
I have an LX150 also...I don't think there is anything in the headset that will be harmed by your hex driver or screw floating around.

That said, removing the headset is a PITA -No! - valuable skill to have...sooner or later you will need to get in there.

Here is a good Youtube from Mitch:
If you prefer Robot, he also has one on Scooterwest...I think where he shows you how to install Euro-style turn signals.

Hmmm...I just watched Mitch's video again...he makes the step where he separates the two large plastic sections seem too easy...it actually takes a little prying to release the small plastic clips...unless your has been apart a few times already.
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Success!!!
A few screws later was able to pop off glove box and find the parts with magnet.
Thank you for the feedback! Feeling proud! 🙂
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After I did this a few times i started putting rags into and over the openings when removing and installing certain bolts and screws on my Vespa.
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Toledo wrote:
Success!!!
A few screws later was able to pop off glove box and find the parts with magnet.
Thank you for the feedback! Feeling proud! 🙂
Clap emoticon Clap emoticon Clap emoticon Hooray!

Now you can sleep well...
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I bought a secondhand Vespa S50 for my daughter. When i placed it on the center stand at home i heard something rattling under the floor plate, like a small screw.
Removed the floor plate to find the screw and found an old ratchet too
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GTdespatchcourier wrote:
After I did this a few times i started putting rags into and over the openings when removing and installing certain bolts and screws on my Vespa.
Yep... Best advice ever...
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When I opened up my new GTS for the first time I found several factory screws and plastic fastners under the floor. They were quite happy and could not have caused any issues. But best to get your wrench back, and the screw if you can. Well done for trying these things. Many folks shy away from doing stuff.
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Welcome to the club .... I bet 90% of us home mechanics and prob some professionals did the same thing....
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