Torx for V70 XC

Discussion in 'Volvo V70' started by Robert, Jun 25, 2006.

  1. Robert

    Robert Guest

    Hi,

    I have a 1998 V70XC with the dealer-installed roof rack, but I can't
    find the Torx tool needed to move the rails back and forth. Does anyone
    know the size I'd need? I checked my local hardware store and they have
    several different sizes, but unfortunately the car is down at the shore
    and I can't measure it right now.

    Any ideas?
     
    Robert, Jun 25, 2006
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  2. Robert

    klh Guest

    not just any old torx tool either. the torx scres on the load bars have
    pins in them so you need a torx tool with a center hole to go around the
    pin.

    i'd go look at the size on mine but we have major storm moving in and
    i'd rather not get drenched!

    you will have to go to volvo or a specialty store store to buy one, i think.
     
    klh, Jun 25, 2006
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  3. Robert

    Robert Guest

    Wow, we just had a huge storm here. Thanks for the advice...maybe I'll
    make a trip to the dealer someday soon; I'd better check on the
    Internet first though.
     
    Robert, Jun 25, 2006
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  4. I'm sorry I don't know the exact size for you, but I bought a whole set of
    Torx drivers (with the holes for the center pins) at our local Autozone for
    about $15. There are Torx all over the new Volvos so it's not a bad
    investment to just pick up a whole set. You'll need them (at least) to
    change bulbs.
     
    Robert Lutwak, Jun 25, 2006
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  5. Robert

    Robert Guest

    Yeah, that's probably a good idea too. And in case anyone is wondering,
    the size of the roof rack rail Torx bits is T-30, and "tamper proof" is
    what they call the Torx with center indentations.
     
    Robert, Jun 26, 2006
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