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Seat Belt Bolt Star size? by FieroCat
Started on: 03-17-2014 04:04 PM
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What specific size of star bit is used for the seat belt bolts? It's much larger than any of the star bits I have and I'm going to pick one up at the parts store, just not sure what size to get.
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T50s were a little big for me. I used a T47 for all my of seat belts and they fit perfectly
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Report this Post03-18-2014 08:22 AM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroCatSend a Private Message to FieroCatEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Yep, it's a T47 torx bit. Fits both the seatbelts and the door striker bolt. T50 is too large, I bought one based on the suggestions but had to go back and get the T47 because it didn't fit.

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Maybe GM used a different size in 88. I don't own a T47 size Torx bit, and I've had my seatbelts out of my car a couple times.
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you can get a small set of the larger T sockets fairly cheap and be sure, but if memory serves me it is a T47, I like having sets rather than just the one specific one I need, you never know when you might need one just one size bigger or smaller, say for another car or bolt. Also then you can replace just the one size you need when you brake just one and be sure you are getting the right size because you have different ones to make sure its not just one size up or down from the one you need.

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Report this Post03-19-2014 07:21 PM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Ive used allen head sockets before with no problem
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A little persuasion with a hammer and T-50 works just fine.

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Originally posted by rogergarrison:

Ive used allen head sockets before with no problem


Ayup, I even stripped a star/t bolt on the tail gate of a small pick up one and even welded a allen to the bolt once.

Steve

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