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Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 9:26 am 
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I tapped the air bag screws in my AU loose with a woodworking chisel.
I tapped around the edges until they were loose enough to undo by hand.

Before I put them back I cut a slot in the top with a Hacksaw and screwed them in with a Screwdriver.

Dodgy but it worked.
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Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 10:09 am 
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thanks i'll try d**k smith's then, if they don't have them the i'll try FTG or i might drill it out.


Its not a Torx bit so you wont find it there. FTG have them thats where I bought mine from.

If you read my first post i said the torx bit has 6 points on it where as the Au airbag bolt has 5, so a torx bit wont fit.

Here the thread I did a while ago on the bolt for AU airbags.

http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopi ... light=torx

Try the search function next time. I found that thread easy with search.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 11:44 am 
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Most tool places stock the anti-tamper torx bits thats where i got my set anyway.
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Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 6:07 pm 
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Timmeh wrote:
Screamer wrote:
thanks i'll try d**k smith's then, if they don't have them the i'll try FTG or i might drill it out.


Its not a Torx bit so you wont find it there. FTG have them thats where I bought mine from.

If you read my first post i said the torx bit has 6 points on it where as the Au airbag bolt has 5, so a torx bit wont fit.

Here the thread I did a while ago on the bolt for AU airbags.

http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopi ... light=torx

Try the search function next time. I found that thread easy with search.


They are still a torx bit just not a 6 lobe one, see my post. People need to ask for the correct thing and its not going to be easy as they are not readily available.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 6:38 pm 
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Mine had a anti tamper torx bit not one of them 5 point ones. Must be different.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 9:48 am 
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I got the little ones out behind the steering wheel with an Allen key ... was fiddly ... but i got it ... the looked like the TORX bit screws to.

Used a T50 for the centre nut on the steering wheel ... but seeing as you are changing the burrons only ... you won't need it.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 10:09 am 
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i took my el too the ford dealership in port macquarie.the head mechanic said he had never put an au wheel on an el,i told him it was a straight swap so he took my word and did it.took him 5 mins,cost me zip...

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 7:40 pm 
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what is FTG auto salvage
is it like web site ?
cos i need one of these screw drivers

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 8:17 pm 
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what is FTG auto salvage
is it like web site ?
cos i need one of these screw drivers


Check the top of the forums page. They are a site sponsor

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 10:45 pm 
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email darren at FTG
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Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 10:58 pm 
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screamer if you were in brissy i'd let you borrow mine. It cost me like $30 from FTG.
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Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2006 9:50 am 
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Just replaced my steering wheel in the AU. A bit fiddly but if you have an old flat screwdriver that fits into the security bolt, cut a slot in the middle of it so that it fits over the pin in the middle ( the screwdriver blade sort of looks like a snakes tongue). It comes out quite easy, at least mine did.

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