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5 Points Torx Tamper Proof on Mercedes Benz E Class

5 POINTS TORX TAMPER PROOF TO TAKE OFF A DOOR MIRROR OF CAR!!! Is there really necessary a special tool like that just to do the job???!!!
Yeahh, that what happened to me yesterday! I am an auto body tech when I got a 06 Mercedes Benz E Class to work on the door panel. I did the repair on the door, took the door handle off, door mouldings and when I was ready to to take the mirror I grabbed my regular torx bits like I did on many other jobs and for my surprise the tool didn't fit on the bolt. I thought that I got the wrong size bit or the bolt was just stripped when I realized that the bolt was tamper proof!
Tamper proof for a door mirror?! Usually tamper proof bolts are used for air bags systems to prevent people without any mechanical skills to mess around but to take a door mirror?! Come on!!!
Anyway, I got a torx tamper proof bit and headed to the bolt when once again it didn't fit!! At that time I was already mad (and still I am) when I noticed that stupid bolt was 5 points instead 6 points of my bits!!
Gezzzz! Mercedes or any other company would come up with a better idea and stop using this kind rare bolts to force bring the car to the dealership to make some profit on top that!
Bottom line: I don't have the stupid tool, the painter refuse to paint the door with the mirror on it, nobody has that tool in the shop and I have to wait until the tool guy show up next week to sell or lend to me! Incredible uhh?!!

Ricardo Costa
Sat, 15 Dec 2007 22:53:56 +0000

These 5 lobe torx plus tamper proof are sold on ebay. Search Mercedes Mirror Tool.
Made by Hazet Appx. $28.50

Richard Handwork
Fri, 27 Jun 2008 18:29:15 +0000

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