I was wondering if anyone could give me some help with a stripped TORX head screw. I was removing the windshield hinge upper screws to install some KC light brackets and got all of the screws out but one. It is messed up now and I could use some insight on how to get it out. I know maybe an extractor or easy out, but maybe someone has a trick. I have bought replacement screws for all of the ones I am removing so it will be good as new once I get this last one out. Thanks for the advice.
search it, this was discussed way back. From memory, the person used over sized torx.. hit it in there and undid it with air gun or something like that. I wish i could be more helpful but it was long when i last saw this thread.
try tacking an impact wrench (the hammer to turn kind) bit into the torx use the tightest fitting allen bit and start swinging that hammer! maybe a heat up w/ a torch and a cool down wouldnt hurt... or drill drill drill drill.
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I finally drilled it out and was able to tap some new threads and get the bracket installed. Thanks for all the tips. I really like the welded nut idea. I may have to keep this in mind for later wrenching. Thanks again.
Welding a nut or bolt onto the top of a totally stripped out bolt works really (!) well. Not only does the fact you now have a good head to get a wrench onto, the heat from the welding often breaks the bond between the bolt underneath and what it was screwed into. Half the time I tack-weld a bolt onto another bolt, it comes out so easily afterwards I used to think WTF? The heat generated from welding helps a lot.
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On the windshield torx screws drill into the head with a drill bit that will fit into the head of a good torx screw of the same size. Drive the torx socket into the hole with a hammer and unscrew it.
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