^ marshallfd88, when I removed the bar brace to swap the battery, I put the 3 bolts back in finger tight so I wouldn't lose them. After struggling to get the old heavy batt. out, I set it on top of the loose bolts. It also took me several tries to install the new heavy batt., and each time pulling it back out and resting it on the bolts. My theory is placing it on top of those untightened bolts stripped the hole threads. When I reinstalled the bar brace, the larger single bolt on the back end tightened fine, but the 2 smaller bolts up front would not tighten. I snagged a few bar brace bolts at the pick-n-pull junkyard to no avail, the threaded holes are stripped probably due to the heavy batt. sitting/rocking on the loose bolts. I probably need a couple of self-tapping larger bolts or a bolt/nut/lock washer setup. For now, they'll snug up but not tighten so I left them. That fiasco was on my '12. A short time later I swapped the batt. on my '13 and didn't put the bar bolts back in hand tight 'til I reinstalled the bar. They tightened up just fine.