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T35 Torx (star) Bit/Driver ??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by harleyg, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. Jan 15, 2014 at 1:37 PM
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    harleyg

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    Dealership, or Fastenal. Maybe a mechanic would do you a favor?
     
  3. Jan 15, 2014 at 1:40 PM
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    I called the local dealer. Parts dept. said they don't sell tools.
     
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    You could also call a local hardware store and see what it would take to get the piece. I know ACE isn't "local" but they are right around the corner from my place and if they don't have the piece, tool, set I am looking for they usually get it expedited in to the store at no cost to me. Makes me continually go back there even though Home Depot and Lowe's can be $1-$2 cheaper. Customer service will always win in my court.
     
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    Good deal. Just in time for a little weekend project.
     
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    Your POP & Lock has torx bolts as part of the installation?

    Hell, I'd throw those things away and put regular bolts in. I hate torx bolts.

    What type of torx is it? Button head? Square head? Flat head? Do you know the threads & length?
     
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    The Pop & Lock instructions say the screws on the access panel of Tacoma tailgate are T35 Torx screws. The Pop and Lock does not have Torx screws.
     
  10. Jan 15, 2014 at 2:20 PM
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    I'm not so sure they're T35's. I put one of these in and my $8 ratcheting screwdriver set from Harbor Freight had the correct size (at least one that fit).


    Tip: Be careful not to strip any of the plastic thread inserts pressed into the tailgate. Also, have band aids available as someone on the production line sharpens the edges of the tailgate sheet metal during assembly.
     
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    Typically you can get by using a allen/hex key on them if you are in a bind. Use metric or standard to see which one fits best. If the bolts are tight or frozen do not use this method since it can strip out .

    Must be some crap stores by you if they do not have a t-35 torx.

    No sears? Harbor Freight?

    I agree torx is not all that helpful.
     
  12. Jan 15, 2014 at 2:28 PM
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    I went to Lowes, called Sears, Harbor Freight, the dealer and a couple of auto parts stores before posting this thread. They all carried the T30 and T40, but none carried the T35.
     
  13. Jan 15, 2014 at 2:33 PM
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    OZ-T You chose ... poorly

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    I just used a Torx allen key set when I took that panel off my tailgate
     
  14. Jan 15, 2014 at 2:35 PM
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    i just went out and checked for you...its a T-30
     
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    OZ-T You chose ... poorly

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    I just did the same thing , yep it's a T30
     
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    Thanks. I just cancelled the order with Amazon (or it says they are attempting). Much appreciated!
     
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    Just use the closest Allen that fits,it will turn, the inverts are only plastic, it will give, it's not frozen
     
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    Old thread is old
     
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