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Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2006 6:45 pm 
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Hey guys

Went to change my steering wheels buttons today since the missus broke one of them and i found two annoying bolts that i don't have the tools for. They are a star shape fitting with single pin in the center. Anyone know where i can get a tool like that from. Or if anyone in the ipswich area has one i could borrow?????

Cheers(if it wasn't for my hang over i would have cut the bloody things off, but can't handle that much noise :oops: )

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2006 6:53 pm 
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Yeah I paid $40 for that tool. Its a 5 point anti-tamper bit not like the normal 6 point torq bits you can buy. Available from FTG Salvage.

Ford dont like selling them to the general public. I think its a Ford only tool possibly.

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2006 6:57 pm 
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Well does FTG have any????

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2006 7:06 pm 
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Screamer wrote:
Well does FTG have any????
wouldnt you be better off asking them?

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2006 8:01 pm 
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these bolts are a b**ch! I think ford even use them to bolt the radios in. (to prevent theft i presume). Not sure of all fords have them but mine does :) . I just got a small drill bit and slightly drilled the little center pin out.

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2006 8:23 pm 
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these bolts are a b**ch! I think ford even use them to bolt the radios in. (to prevent theft i presume). Not sure of all fords have them but mine does :) . I just got a small drill bit and slightly drilled the little center pin out.


Arent the ones you get the radio out, torx bits???? Those are available from like supercheap auto????
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these bolts are a b**ch! I think ford even use them to bolt the radios in. (to prevent theft i presume). Not sure of all fords have them but mine does :) . I just got a small drill bit and slightly drilled the little center pin out.


Arent the ones you get the radio out, torx bits???? Those are available from like supercheap auto????


yes they were torx bits, but they had a tiny nipple in the center. Mabey to stop easy removal of the (premium sound) radio?

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2006 8:34 pm 
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If they're the same ones used for the radio mount, d**k Smith, Jaycar or the like will have them. I got mine from Radio Parts her in Melbourne, just a standard security torx bit set.
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Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2006 8:51 pm 
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Are there adaptor kits avalible for EF falcons to put on sports wheels? its illegal to do but ive seen some with it done.

 

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Molloy wrote:
Are there adaptor kits avalible for EF falcons to put on sports wheels? its illegal to do but ive seen some with it done.


Thats a stupid thing to do as it will most likely VOID your insurance
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Are there adaptor kits avalible for EF falcons to put on sports wheels? its illegal to do but ive seen some with it done.


Thats a stupid thing to do as it will most likely VOID your insurance
yes or no will do.

 

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JETXR had an aftermarket steering wheel in it, so its doable, but at what cost.
i'd just buy an AU momo wheel or similar.

also, for undoing the bolt we're talkin about, simple goto ford and ask if they'll loosen it.

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2006 9:06 pm 
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yeah jetXR is what I have seen it on, and theres a AU xr8 in street fords called joosy which has one on too, looks ok, ive talked to the guys at my autobarn and supercheap auto and they said, they cant do it. but from seeing those pictures I thought that you could.

 

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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.

 

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You wont buy them at d**k's or any other normal shop. These bits have been specially designed to stop backyard mechanics tampering with critical (read sensitive) parts of cars. They are called Tamper-Resistant TORX PLUS. They are only sold to service shops who genuinely require them.

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Tamper-Resistant TORX PLUS® Drive System
Unique 5-lobe elliptical geometry (versus standard 6-lobe) and a post in the middle of the recess for maximum security


* Non-symmetrical, elliptically-based geometric configuration
* Five lobes with solid post in center of recess
* Drivers only available to OEMs and authorized service personnel



* Allows optimum torque transfer and increased driveability
* Reduces fatigue and muscular stress during manual assembly
* Non-symmetrical shape provides more resistance to tampering
* Limited access to drivers maintains integrity of system


So try FTG auto salvage and see if they can order one in for you.

 

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