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.
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 ...
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
Staff Sergeant of Marines - January 2003 - Present
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.