#2
that used to happen when i had a ****ty squier.. if you just tighten the bolt around the opening itill be fine
#4
Use a pair of pliers to tighten it further but not too much
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#5
To do it "right" you want to take the whole plate off. Don't yank on it though, you just want access to the back part where the wiring is. Once you do, hold the back so the wires don't twist, and tighten the nut on the outer part until tight. Then replace the plate, and voila.

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