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 Post subject: What tool to use to take off AU steering wheel?
Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:12 pm 
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Hey everyone, I want to replace the cruise buttons on my S2 AU. The clips that pop out behind the wheel reveal what I thought were torx bolts. I went and bought a set so I could take everything apart, but they don't fit. The things I bought were 6 points with the recess in the middle for the nub on the bolt, but the bolt in the falcon is only a 5 point thing.

What tool do I need to get to this bolt? I went to supercheap to find something cheap to do it, but they didn't have anything.

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 Post subject: Re: What tool to use to take off AU steering wheel?
Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:27 pm 
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its a specific type of torx bit, it has a different pitch to std torx bits.

i had the same problem when i changed the wheel on my mrs au.
i ended up drilling the centre of the torx head and wedged a flat driver bit in there and with a bit of muscle as it seemed that they had loctite on them??
i got 1 out and the other, i ended up drilling the whole torx head off, and once the horn pad/airbag was off i could get the remaning thread out...

i then just replaced them with allen/hex drive bolts insted...
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 Post subject: Re: What tool to use to take off AU steering wheel?
Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:31 pm 
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TROYMAN wrote:
its a specific type of torx bit, it has a different pitch to std torx bits.

i had the same problem when i changed the wheel on my mrs au.
i ended up drilling the centre of the torx head and wedged a flat driver bit in there and with a bit of muscle as it seemed that they had loctite on them??
i got 1 out and the other, i ended up drilling the whole torx head off, and once the horn pad/airbag was off i could get the remaning thread out...

i then just replaced them with allen/hex drive bolts insted...


Thanks mate, I'll give it a go if I can't find the right tool.

Anyone know if I can buy the right torx bit?

 

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 Post subject: Re: What tool to use to take off AU steering wheel?
Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:39 pm 
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I got mine through Tool specialists - It's a T-30 5 sided tamper-proof Torx bit you need - cost around $10...

I had to pull the top half of the column in to take it in to them - No way do they make 5 sided Torx bits they said! - The older salesman did some enquiries & presto! They had one the next day....
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 Post subject: Re: What tool to use to take off AU steering wheel?
Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:15 pm 
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ashcook wrote:
xpvanman wrote:
I got mine through Tool specialists - It's a T-30 5 sided tamper-proof Torx bit you need - cost around $10...

I had to pull the top half of the column in to take it in to them - No way do they make 5 sided Torx bits they said! - The older salesman did some enquiries & presto! They had one the next day....


Cheers Darrell, I'll be using that bit of info to get me one of them :D


Hey Ash! Make sure you ask the older tall guy with the glasses for it - He might have vivid memories of a madman walking in with a Ford column & wheel tucked under his arm :) The younger counter guys had no idea what i was talking about..
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