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I was going to change the steering wheel airbag in my car and found that nissan has installed a theft proof screw on the drivers side airbag mount. The passenger

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Old 02-07-2020, 01:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was going to change the steering wheel airbag in my car and found that nissan has installed a theft proof screw on the drivers side airbag mount. The passenger side is the standard tamper proof torx. I can't find the tool anywhere. Anybody else have this issue? And if so, what did you do? Fvk nissan!
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Old 02-07-2020, 01:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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the procedure might be in the FSM, no?


What does a theft proof screw look like and how does it work? Just curious... have dealt with plenty of tamper proof screws...
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the procedure might be in the FSM, no?


What does a theft proof screw look like and how does it work? Just curious... have dealt with plenty of tamper proof screws...
I looked in the fsm, it just shows the torx screw. It looks similar to a tamper proof torx but has a different pattern. A torx doesn't even come close to fitting.
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DIY: Steering Wheel Removal

I had to buy a T30 for my Z33, you guys have the same bolt

I would buy a set that has different sizes just to be certain. Was a PITA to remove my MAF recently and it had a similar bolt.

Pep Boys sells a set with different sizes

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If you have a local Lowes/Ace/Home Depot they should have it. I got my set from Amazon since I wasn't in a rush for time and they were cheaper
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DIY: Steering Wheel Removal

I had to buy a T30 for my Z33, you guys have the same bolt

I would buy a set that has different sizes just to be certain. Was a PITA to remove my MAF recently and it had a similar bolt.

Pep Boys sells a set with different sizes
The passenger side is a T30. The drivers side is a proprietary nissan theft proof screw.
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If you have a local Lowes/Ace/Home Depot they should have it. I got my set from Amazon since I wasn't in a rush for time and they were cheaper
It's a proprietary nissan theft proof screw, home improvement stores can't carry the tool.
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Here's what it looks like.
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https://www.getoemparts.com/oem-part...UaAqX4EALw_wcB

The description shows the removal tool as part of the kit for the screw. I'm not sure this will help...

I found the key kit, but it says it's available to Nissan dealers only.
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It's a proprietary nissan theft proof screw, home improvement stores can't carry the tool.
Ahh... no clue then. When I changed my wheel out I only had the tamper proof torx.
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Yeah, I might have to take it to the dealer and pay them to remove it.
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Ahh... no clue then. When I changed my wheel out I only had the tamper proof torx.
My 2017 was the same as yours
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It's possible that Joby might have the tool, you could PM him...
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It's possible that Joby might have the tool, you could PM him...
Good thought, thanks.
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