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Old 10th February 2024, 10:35   #1
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ONLY 4 Torx head bolts , what can possibly go wrong, answer everything,
I GOT A 50 TP BIT, cleaned out the heads, inserted said bit in bolt head, gave it a clout to ensure it was seated, fully, and none of the NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD- things will move,bar with long extension, still won't even shift, the bit just fell out,
Anyone got any tips to remove these bolts, ive sprayed them up with WD40, and left them for now, i was going to solder up the SRS conections, but for now i'm going to have to try cleaning and ensuing they are making good contact, until i;ts passed its MOT, then prehaps i can have another go at it, to recap, all 4 bolts won't budge, ive cleaned out the heads, made sure the TP50 fitted well, but the torque gun wont budge it, nor will an long handled extension, all that happenss is the bit flys out, with the least turning effort.
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Old 10th February 2024, 11:23   #2
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Lets start again. Sounds like the fitting is either non standard bolts or you may have the wrong size /type of tool /pitch points etc. The fact that it is jumping out suggests this. Have a look to see what the fitting should be and what you have. I have removed mine in the past but i think i bought an extra tool for the job. I hope you have not destroyed the splines ... i know the bolts need to be tight but something is amiss here by the sounds of it. I cannot remember the number of points or the size i used as its too long ago . Hope someone else can give you some more info. ....
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Old 10th February 2024, 12:43   #3
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Its supposed to be T50, but the given advice is to use an T50 tp, security bit, as they fit better, which i was using, I did try an normal t50, but it was very loose , i had tried previously, when doing the handbrake mod, but the front bolts on the passenger side came out easily, but the rears refused to budge, this time every bolt on the driver's side refused, as did the rears on the passenger side,
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Old 10th February 2024, 13:29   #4
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Old 10th February 2024, 13:30   #5
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Update, their out, this time i found a proper adaptor 1/2 " drive, and with a long bar over the t piece, the bolts turned half a turn, then i was able to use the battery gun where i went wrong was i used a socket over the torx bit, whilst it was a good fit, it must have had some movement because once i fitted the torx into the adaptor, and pushed it home, it was securly held, and the bolts came out quite easily
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Old 10th February 2024, 14:05   #6
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I changed the seats in my diesel last year. I only had a T50, and to be honest, when I tried it, it was , to me, to small, although if I put my weight on it ,it got all 8 bolts out ok. I noticed when I removed them, there was a slight bit of rust on the very bottom of the bolts. When I put the bolts back in, i put some Vaseline on the very end of each bolt to hopefully stop any rust starting again.
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Old 12th February 2024, 06:49   #7
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Hopefully, i'm going to start the replacement of the yellow plugs later today, but i can only see one yellow plug, shouldn't there be two, or is it one yellow , and one blue, the blue being the pre tentioners, should i replace both, or just the Yellow plugs?
Edit: In the end i decided to just change the yellow connectors, it was a bit fiddly but i tested it before a bolted the seats back down, and happy to say, no airbag light, so i left the blue connectors as they were.

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