I need to replace the brake light bulb on my 1999 Intrigue. It appears that
I have to remove a female torx bolt in the trunk to release the tail light
assembly. It's probably a torx E3, E4 or E5, but I'm not sure which. It's
actually the bolt that holds the cargo net hanger in place. There are also
several plastic nuts that have to be removed, but they can be unscrewed
without any tools.
Does anyone know what size torx bolt is used to hold the cargo net hangers?
I don't have any torx "E" (female) tools, and no local stores have them, so
I have to order the right one from a supplier on the web. But I'd like to
order the right size, instead of a bunch of these rarely needed tools.
Thanks for any help.
Well Externial/Inverted Torx sockets & wrenches are not cheep
unless you get them in a off brand. Sears doesn'tsell them the last time I
checked, neither does Lowes. Auto-Zone sells & loans/rents taiwan made
ones. Unless you have an industial supply house near buy, or a want to
spend $60 for a socket from Mac or Snap-on it's the only cost effective
As it turned out, I was wrong about needing the torx E socket.
I took the car to the dealer and the service writer showed me that the
plastic "nut" that is attached to the torx bolt can be unscrewed, thus
allowing the light assembly to be pulled out. The plastic nut was extremely
tight from the factory -- so tight that it took a very strong twist with
pliers to loosen it. I had tried to unscrew the plastic nut myself with
pliers, but it was so tight that I was convinced that it was not intended to
be removed, and I was afraid of breaking it.
Nice Oldsmobile dealer, I might add . . . they even offered to change the
bulb for free, even though the car is long since out of warranty.
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