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Strange Screw Head

Postby jaybee » 05 Jul 2015 19:55

Please can anyone tell me what kind of screw this is? It is part of the dash assembly. I must have a hundred screw bits. Never seen one like this!
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Re: Strange Screw Head

Postby UKPhilTR7 » 06 Jul 2015 03:40

I know that it looks a strange one, but I was able to loosen and tighten mine with a normal small flat head screwdriver. It took a bit, but I was able to do it.
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Re: Strange Screw Head

Postby Cobber » 06 Jul 2015 04:21

Unfortunately the pic isn't at a high enough resolution to get a good look, it looks a bit like a place bolt, which is a special type of bolt which is used on rotating assemblies such as flywheels and diff crown wheels ( I'll not try and explain how these work, it'd take pages) but there is no reason why you'd use one of those on something like a dash.

Could you take a better pic? preferably with something else in the pic to give an idea of size such as a pencil.
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Re: Strange Screw Head

Postby sonscar » 06 Jul 2015 07:58

There are used in the instrument cluster and I used a screwdriver with an indent filed in the centre to remove them.Steve

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Re: Strange Screw Head

Postby jaybee » 06 Jul 2015 09:29

Thanks guys. You know the feeling. You start a simple little job!
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Re: Strange Screw Head

Postby dursleyman » 06 Jul 2015 09:43

I have always been able to undo them with a flat blade screwdriver. You can always replace them with a "normal" pozi or phillips type screw afterwards if you need to.
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Re: Strange Screw Head

Postby jaybee » 06 Jul 2015 21:02

Got em out! Thanks guys
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Re: Strange Screw Head

Postby UKPhilTR7 » 07 Jul 2015 03:33

jaybee wrote:Thanks guys. You know the feeling. You start a simple little job!

I have always found these jobs to be the worst. You go to the garage thinking it will be a simple job and end up being there for hours :D

It is good that you got them out though and I would certainly think about replacing them.
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Re: Strange Screw Head

Postby jaybee » 07 Jul 2015 08:10

Most definitely . I'm replacing the clock with a battery one so easy access is required at least twice a year.
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Re: Strange Screw Head

Postby andyf » 07 Jul 2015 13:00

Top of the instrument cluster. Again, I have found them simple enough to undo and re-tighten with a normal largish flat blade screwdriver.
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Re: Strange Screw Head

Postby navydiver » 09 Jul 2015 23:15

a 12 point socket usually works as well.
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Re: Strange Screw Head

Postby seven » 12 Jul 2015 10:03

Page 10 and about 1/3rd the way down on my blog page has a good example on how to remove these screws in record time, oh and to refit them :wink:
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Re: Strange Screw Head

Postby John_C » 12 Jul 2015 14:10

Is it just me who has the correct screwdrivers to undo all these little dash screws? I bought a pack full of screwdrivers with these strange heads for very little money.
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Re: Strange Screw Head

Postby jaybee » 12 Jul 2015 15:21

I got them undone and replaced them all with ordinary screws. See my post on Battery Clock.
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Re: Strange Screw Head

Postby dursleyman » 12 Jul 2015 21:12

John_C wrote:Is it just me who has the correct screwdrivers to undo all these little dash screws? I bought a pack full of screwdrivers with these strange heads for very little money.



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