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post #1 of 16 Old 09-24-2011, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone know a Driver for SECURITY (?) Torx Screws????

PO used some sort of security(?) torx screw to put windshield hinges on. They look like normal windshield hinge torx screws, until you get close, and see that there's a center pin down inside the torx hole of each one. (WTF?? as if torx windshield screws weren't bad enough ....)

Anyone seen these before, and know a common place to find a driver for them?

Old Windshield seal is leaking, I have a replacement, and one of the hinges is frozen (been through this before; been spraying lube in there for a week, but, tried it today - frozen hinge is simply bending ... know where THIS is going (from experience) have to replace them).

Anyone seen these before who knows where to get driver - thanks - been googling like crazy, and can't find anything ... maybe using the wrong terms.

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post #2 of 16 Old 09-24-2011, 08:59 PM
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They have these on xbox 360 controllers, and in order to mod them you either:
a. bought the correct driver
or
b. broke the little pin

I dont know if breaking the pin is possible with yours as i assume they are bigger, but if you can, you shouldn't have a problem

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Yeah - I thought about breaking the pin, but, tork windshield screws are bad enough (I typically end up drilling out about 2-3 per hinge, due to snapped shaft or stripped driver core), so, that's kinda a last option, if possible. Like you said about buying the correct driver, I have to find one that's correct size, and strong enough to break the screw out. As for counter-sinking an existing driver ... I'll do that when I buy a drill press ... and the right bits ...
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Do you know what size they are?

http://www.amazon.com/Torx-Driver-Security-T-10-T-40/dp/B0002SPLQ8
are those big enough?
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Did a yahoo search for "torx like security screw bits" and a whole page popped up, here is the first one I clicked on.

http://www.wihatools.com/indexes/indxSecuritytorx.htm

Good luck.

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post #6 of 16 Old 09-24-2011, 09:26 PM
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Snap On tools, has them. I have a couple that were in the kit by mistake. These security bits are a little different, in that the fluke's are larger. They won't fit the standard torx screws.

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MOPAR & Bill - Thanks, My Mech (No garage, need him for the big work) gets snap-ons, so - that helps; and that link is great.

Again - thanks to both - like I said, googled every word combo I could think of - nothing came up that would help - couldn't even get a listing for tamper-resistant torx.
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They are called Anti-Tamper Torx Bolts. I saw about 3 different sets of bits that will fit them at my local AutoZone today. Just make sure that you soak the bahjeebus outta them with PB blaster first. The bits are hollow to accommodate that center anti-tamper pin and will sheer right off in about 3 seconds flat.....ask me how I found that one out! LOL

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post #9 of 16 Old 09-25-2011, 07:04 AM
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Sears carries them in Craftsman and if you snap them they will replace them no questions asked...
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Originally Posted by jcalhoon84 View Post
Sears carries them in Craftsman and if you snap them they will replace them no questions asked...
like he said,
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...3&blockType=G3
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The best thing to do is remove any and all torx from any and all vehicles. (thats what we do)lol.

A grinder on the back side is how I took my torx out. and there are no damn torx going back in. thats another stupid a$$ thing to change on a jeep. Some of them I welded a "real" bolt to them then impacted them off.
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Agreed!
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post #13 of 16 Old 09-25-2011, 06:14 PM
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I have a place here in R.I. that can get me the flared screws that are allen head . So any fastener shop will have them,and cheaper than the catalogs .
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Harbor Freight about $5.00 for a variety set.
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