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 Post subject: Spastic Screws
Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:58 pm 
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I decided having the next two days off it would be a good time to switch out my Ef headeck for my JVC one, How ever once past the ash tray lining, i discover what i like to call Spastic Screws.

The ones with a star on the and you can get a flat head at them due to the raised bit in the center of the head, Suggestions on removing these? Or do i have to buy a bloody tool for it? And will i come across these type of screws anywhere else in the car?

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 Post subject: Re: Spastic Screws
Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:06 pm 
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Hey mate,

What you call "Spatic Screws" are actually "Torx Screws". They are only on the headunit to stop people stealing it.

Go down to super cheap and get a full set, they do come in handy.

Now that i think of it they are also used for the seat mounting screws and the seat belts aswell.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Spastic Screws
Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:06 pm 
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get a chisel on the poike upy bit and knock it off then use ta torx bits to remove the screw

 

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 Post subject: Re: Spastic Screws
Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:08 pm 
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Supercheap and the like have them, theyre TORX bits. Basically allen keys with a star head, and a hollow for the little dot on the end of the screw.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Spastic Screws
Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:09 pm 
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ausedwagon wrote:
get a chisel on the poike upy bit and knock it off then use ta torx bits to remove the screw


or just buy the correct tamper proof torx bits
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 Post subject: Re: Spastic Screws
Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:11 pm 
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Cheers boys, I knew they would have a name, I've just not encountered them often enough to learn it and learn the correct way of dealing with them :P

Thanks for the super quick responses!

 

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 Post subject: Re: Spastic Screws
Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:31 pm 
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I have drilled them out before when I couldn't be bothered finding the torx bits. :oops:

Just a buy a set of tamperproof bits, infinitely useful as Ford used them on everything.
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 Post subject: Re: Spastic Screws
Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:15 pm 
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I think from memory you can get a set of quite a few torx bits in a set at jaycar for something like $20
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 Post subject: Re: Spastic Screws
Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:06 pm 
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yes as said the screws are called Anit-tamper TORX srews
these can be brought at super cheap for $9 they come in alen key style
the size you need from memory is T-20
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