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Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2005 10:09 pm 
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hey ive got falcon eb and the radio on it has these weird screws which i dont know wat to use to get it out... have i missed somethin?? does every1 else have this?? ive got a screw head for the shape but the screw's got a peice of metal in the middle preventin me from gettin the screwhead in it!!!

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2005 10:11 pm 
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they are special torx-head screws - anti tamper ones. just go to s**t autos/repco/bunnings whatever, and you can buy the set cheap as chips :wink:

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2005 10:15 pm 
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They the ones that have like a star point in the middle of the head?

Uglybob is right go to s**t and get a cheap set for them.

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2005 10:30 pm 
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cheaper way is to get a drill and drill the f**k out thats what i did anyway
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Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2005 10:32 pm 
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cheers mate will do

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 7:18 am 
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um before you do that me and my dad worked out you can grab the whole head with a pair of pliers and undo do them. I may slip a couple times but it also does the job. but if you can pick up a set cheap they are worth having.
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Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 7:42 am 
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I used a screw driver to break the centre spigot off then used a normal torx.

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Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 9:32 am 
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i've used the plier trick twice now, once on my ED and once on dads EF. Works a treat!!

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 4:26 pm 
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just use vice grips no slipage
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Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 5:13 pm 
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first head unit install i used pliers to do em, and boy oh boy is that a b**ch. had nothing else to use.i think you can get the tools for them for like, $20 at bunnings
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Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 8:27 pm 
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I work at bunnings and i bought a set for anti-tamper screws for $7 i think.
Its really cheap anyway.
Try not to burr the screw though if you do the only way to get them out is with multi-grips (vice grips).

FYI Stereo install places normally use use multigrips anyway, it takes like 2 mins each screw with them.

 

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Its a very readily available screw head bit, cost me $5 for a whole kit and i have used it a number of times on other installs. For the sake of $5, not having to drill it out and having it for future use, i would recommend you buy the required part. Supercheap has them for $5.

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 1:49 pm 
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Its a very readily available screw head bit, cost me $5 for a whole kit and i have used it a number of times on other installs. For the sake of $5, not having to drill it out and having it for future use, i would recommend you buy the required part. Supercheap has them for $5.


Now there's a novel idea, using the right tool for the job. :wink:

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2005 11:24 am 
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i bought the whole set of different security bits, never know they might come in handy one day 8-)
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Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2005 11:05 pm 
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i was gunna go to supercheap and do it propper but i got a bit angry over somethin and drilled the f**k out

why cant ford use a phillips head screw for once
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