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Old 06-28-2013, 06:15 PM   #1
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Help with torx bolt, stripped

Help, I got my mirror relocation brackets today and when I went to take the t40 bolts off the windshield frame the bolt stripped and won't come off. How do I get this bolt out now so I can get the brackets on?

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Old 06-28-2013, 06:25 PM   #2
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You'll need the correct size bit and a hammer, some PB Blaster wouldn't hurt either. Good Luck!

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Old 06-28-2013, 06:34 PM   #3
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Those bolts are held in with Locktite and using enough heat will free them up. You can insert the torx bit into the stripped bolt head and use a torch, welder, etc. to heat the torx bit up enough (!!!) so its heat will travel into the bolt, heat it up, & break the bond of the Locktite.
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x2 on the heat. Mine was so bad i used the next size up torx driver ,but with the torch it came right out.
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Old 06-28-2013, 06:46 PM   #5
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X3 on heat. Impact hammer alone didn't even do it on mine.
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Not trying to sound dumb, but how the heck do I heat up the bolt? Put a torch directly onto the painted bolt, or do I heat up the bit? Prolly gonna have to take this to someone as I don't own a torch or a welder
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:17 PM   #7
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Mostly related question. $25 propane torch at home depot good enough for future jobs?
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Not trying to sound dumb, but how the heck do I heat up the bolt? Put a torch directly onto the painted bolt, or do I heat up the bit? Prolly gonna have to take this to someone as I don't own a torch or a welder
You have a soldering iron?
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Not trying to sound dumb, but how the heck do I heat up the bolt? Put a torch directly onto the painted bolt, or do I heat up the bit?
Described above in my post.
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Yes, you apply heat to the bit
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Help, I got my mirror relocation brackets today and when I went to take the t40 bolts off the windshield frame the bolt stripped and won't come off. How do I get this bolt out now so I can get the brackets on?
I had the same problem. I ended up having to drill it out after the "grabbit" (stripped screw removal bit) failed. It was a frustrating process
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Thanks, beyond my skill level. I am returning the mirror movers I just got back from the Harley Dealer, works great and the doors are off now.
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