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Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 2:16 pm 
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I have the torx bit needed but the bolts have the little stub in the middle of the torx pattern, and my torx bit isnt hollow to compensate.. How do I get these bolts off?

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 2:26 pm 
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i just used a pair of pliers lol, took ages though :P

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 2:38 pm 
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you can get the torx bits with hollow centres..
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Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 2:45 pm 
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go to supercrap or something and buy a set of the security torx. I bought crappy ones for like 10 bucks and they have lasted me for 2 years.

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Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 4:06 pm 
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Phongus are they the allen key style ones? I just got them now and F**k the bolts are real hard to undo.. seems like they are getting scraped. Any lil tricks?

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 4:08 pm 
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I got the torx screw from repco with the little hole in the centre. Came out easily. Make sure you have the right one.

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 5:11 pm 
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if you get stuck just drill them out, or file a slot in them and use a flat blade screwdriver.
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Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 6:33 pm 
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It is the age old adage, use the right tools for the right job....
Get the torx bit that fits, I got mine from Tandy's $20 for a full set of varying types of security bits....

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 6:37 pm 
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Most auto stores or hardware stores sell the torx bits sets for about $20.00.

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 7:12 pm 
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9 years ago when they were not common I found that the centre pin will break off if you bend it until it fatigues then use a normal torx bit.

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 7:22 pm 
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small flathead screw driver.

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 8:45 pm 
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Finally got em out lol. Used pliers haha! Thnx alfy! thanks for all the replies guys..

now onto another problem.. needa get a mounting bracket of some kind. I took the ones off the stocko headunit and tried them but the thing wont fit into the slot with them. Can I go down to strathfield and the like and get them to make a bracket and mount it up?

I did all the wiring up myself and the thing works real good~

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 9:24 pm 
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A two din mounting bracket may work even with the single din facia.

 

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