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Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 2:18 pm 
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hey guys
i was going to put a cd player into the ed
but now worked out i cant as the factory security coded 1 is bolted in with some weird a** ford screws

does any1 no how to undo these

or just the code for the original radio and tape deck would be good
as that sounds pretty goodany help would be good

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Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 2:26 pm 
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You need to purchase the correct tool. Jaycar should sell them. I believe they are called a torx bit.

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Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 2:30 pm 
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cheers benj
is there any other way to get it out?

as i dont have a jaycar around here
any1 no the code so i can reset the factory radio

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 2:36 pm 
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When I worked in the industry.. I could never find my bit so I alwaus just used my pair of fine snips to turn the screws.. never failed for me..

snap-on sell the bit also.
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Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 2:39 pm 
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vrblou02 wrote:
cheers benj
is there any other way to get it out?


Well, you could cut a slot in the top and use a flat blade screw driver, but is a REAL HASSELL!!!

Or you could grind/cut the top off with a grinder or a dremel. Lots of fun!!

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any1 no the code so i can reset the factory radio


You will need to contact Ford with the VIN and they should be able to look it up for you. The code is unique to the car. Best opiton is to go and buy an el cheapo CD player.

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Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 2:44 pm 
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ok looks like i have to ring ford then
any1 got there number?
but i have a cd player already here waiting to go in
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god damn pain in the a**

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:13 pm 
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If its the same screws that are in the ef/el's then bunnings sell the peices(no idea what they are called) in a set to get em out.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:55 pm 
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Its just a hex bit with a hollow end... (because the screw head has a pin in the middle.)
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Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 8:26 pm 
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Its just a hex bit with a hollow end... (because the screw head has a pin in the middle.)


well if it is those then yeah bunnings sells a set.small to large.bout $35 i think from memory.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:18 pm 
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gee i cant belive no one knows what they are. its a torx bit, you can buy kits. i belive its a t6 bolt, so a size 6 torx bit will do it, can get a set from bunnings for about 30 bucks aint no special tool at all. super s**t used to sell them aswell, also if u have a total tools they sell em.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 11:39 pm 
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its called a tamper proof bolt


kincrome make the bits bunnings sell the bits most auto stores will sell

even cheapo 2 dollor shops have em

easy 2 find lol i got 4 sets here

makes things real easy with the right tools best thing is u can BUY tamper proof bolts aswell no no more people undoin ya plates with screwdrivers (they have to snap the plate off now) great for amps headunits and anything else u dont want undone in a hurry

heres a pic of what they look like

2nd item on the list

http://www.transquip.com.au/productlist.aspx?ID=293

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 2:58 pm 
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vrblou02 wrote:
ok looks like i have to ring ford then
any1 got there number?


Pass the toilet paper and we'll wipe your a*** too.

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Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 2:17 am 
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i got a small kingcrome torx set form bursons for $25. and also got a large set of no brand ones form a local tool place for $30.handy to have i must say.
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Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 8:47 am 
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I got a little set for $15 from supercheap auto... they're everywhere.

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 12:32 pm 
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Nothing worse than buying a car to find that the previous owner had butchered the screws because they couldn't be bothered going to super crap and buying a $15-$20 set of torx bits :evil: (also known as a security bit set if you go to d**k Smith, Tandy, Jaycar etc) As everybody has already said they are everywhere. Buy the right tool, do the job right right first time. my 2 cents :D
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