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Originally Posted by redondoaveb Whoever invented allen head bolts is a god. I lost mine about 40 years ago. My 1/2" one has the head mushrooming over from being beat

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Old 02-08-2020, 10:33 PM   #46 (permalink)
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Whoever invented allen head bolts is a god.

I lost mine about 40 years ago.
My 1/2" one has the head mushrooming over from being beat on with a sledge.
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You all have some very creative ways to get around the theft-deterrent for the steering wheel assembly.

If my steering wheel assembly looks like it was tampered with and/or missing, everyone in this thread will be my prime suspects.
They’re called Indian Tricks
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My 2017 had T-30 torx bolts on both side too. This 2014 does not
My 2014 has T-30 torx bolts, no proprietary lock?

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That's why I wrote "this 2014". I have no idea which years or models nissan decided to do this on. No rhyme or reason. Nissan at their finest
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That's why I wrote "this 2014". I have no idea which years or models nissan decided to do this on. No rhyme or reason. Nissan at their finest
I think they did it only to yours because they hate you

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Well, I hate them too.
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That's why I wrote "this 2014". I have no idea which years or models nissan decided to do this on. No rhyme or reason. Nissan at their finest
You got the “Left-Coaster” model
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You got the “Left-Coaster” model
I just looked at the Nismo number plaque inside and it's #666.
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Ok, now I'm really pissed. I got the bolt extractor set today (13 piece). One of the extractors fit super tight on the bolt. I used my electric impact driver and kept upping the torque until it instead of turning the bolt, it rounded off the inside of the extractor. The damn bolt head doesn't barely have a mark on it.

The carbide bits are coming out tomorrow.
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Carbide bit and an ez out. Bingo, Nissan loses. Alcantara wheel installed.
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Carbide bit and an ez out. Bingo, Nissan loses. Alcantara wheel installed.
Looks like you twisted the top off.
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Looks like you twisted the top off.
Sure did. I used a 3/16 bit. I was screwing around anymore. I can get the other section of the bolt out of the airbag with a pair of vice grips. I not using it anyway though, I installed the 2015+ airbag.
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Glad you got it done. I still can't find those videos.
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