The Hipshot Fender Directrofit guitar machine heads do exactly what they say on the tin: replace Fender machine heads. They DO NOT replace Squier tuners.
Squiers fitted with tuners without a mounting screw will likely use the same 2-pin mounting configuration as their Fender counterparts. However, this does not mean they are the same part! In fact, they aren’t even close. As shown below, the Squier’s use a Schaller M6 style machine head which has very different dimensions to the Directrofit.
This particular example is from a Squier Master Series Esprit. It’s an odd one in itself with its 3 by 3 headstock – uncommon for Fender type electric guitars. What’s most interesting to me is the complete difference in the two finishes; the Directrofit’s Satin finish is much brighter than the Squier Esprit’s.
So which is the best replacement? Any of the Schaller M6, Locking or Classic, 2-pin machine heads will drop straight in.