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A precision torx screwdriver (archive)

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Posted by Rich 1990 750iL on October 08, 2001 at 20:34:14:

In Reply to: anti-theft radio hex screw size posted by Patrick C 88 750iL on October 08, 2001 at 18:06:33:

will do the job. They have them at the Home Depot in the tool area. There is a set of the precision screwdrivers for $20. I bought them, took them to my car, removed the radio (to get the serial # - got the code message and needed to get my code), and returned the set 5 minutes later. Yeah, slightly dishonest, but the package was completely undamaged and I spend a couple grand there a year. What the hay.

This seems trivial but I tried all allen wrenches of sizes metric and inches and still I couldn't find the correct fit for the anti-theft radio hex screws. These screws are the two located on left and right side of the radio and are covered by a hinged squarely plastic lid. I am starting to suspect that the size is special because of the anti-theft nature. Is that true or it is simply I hadn't checked default hex sizes thorougly?

Patrick C 88/750iL/100K/US

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