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Replacing the old HU from my 94 vert with a C43 head unit from a 99 E36. What tool or what size allen wrench is required to unscrew the bolts? Thanks!
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Small.. and its 5 sided... i think other have used size 8 alen wrenches.

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Its a "TORX" size 10.
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dont buy the thing from bavauto. Just go to sears and pick up a hex wrench

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Its a "TORX" size 10.
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Nope, size 10 too big. Size 8 worked for me. I think the problem, and the reason there is no definitive answer to my original question, is that so many people have forced so many tools into these things that they have stripped them out to varying degrees.

In summary, would recommend having the combination metric and english hex wrench tools (rather cheap, like $6) and a combo Torx tool (more expensive, $15-20). One combo Torx tool I saw only went down to #9... too big!!! Make sure your combo tool goes down to 6 or 8 (at the least). That way, no matter how stripped they are, something is bound to work!!!
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I'm gonna send in my $5, see how it works, will let you know....



From: Z3Richard@aol.com
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2004 06:08:44 EDT
Subject: Re: BMW radio removal tool?

Hi Sorry it took so long to get back to you but I was at the Pocono Race track this weekend. Yes, I do still sell the tools. If you would like one this is how I sell them. I ask that you make a check out to Richard Mix for $5.00 and send it to

Richard Mix
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After doing that get back to me with your name and address and let me know that the check is in the mail. At that time I will put the tool in the mail for you.

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The BMW tool is 5 sided i belive but the others work as they will fit. If you are going to be doing this kind of thing frequently then you may want to invest in a tools.

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