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    Question Front Seat help ...

    Hey all,

    I rounded off the hole on the bolt for the front seat rail.

    What are my options to get this out, I really don't fancy drilling it out incase I damage the thread (drivers seat).

    I've read about "Easy outs"? but have no idea where to get one from. Would these also work on these bolts as they are locked in?

    Thanks in advance.


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    Use a counter rotating drill bit your not left with much choice though

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    I was hoping that wasn't the case.

    Oh well. Where can I get them from??

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    Get someone to weld on a 10mm bolt to the head of the rounded off Torx, then carefully remove it using a ratchet & socket. If the threads are stiff try winding it back in & out a bit. They used quite a bit of threadlock on these bolts at the factory & the threads get jammed up if your not careful.
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    I did this to the passenger seat, got my dad to drill the bolt out and then rethreaded it. The hardess part was getting the bite, but after that is was a breeze.
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