Hardtop tool(for securing screws at front of Hardtop)

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johnwayne
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Hardtop tool(for securing screws at front of Hardtop)

Post by johnwayne » Fri 27 Jul, 2018 09:00

Anyone have the tool for securing the 2 x screws at the front of hardtop ?
Also the rear window demist blanking plate cover.

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Re: Hardtop tool(for securing screws at front of Hardtop)

Post by Gazza » Fri 27 Jul, 2018 13:25

I use a normal hex fitting in a screwdriver
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Re: Hardtop tool(for securing screws at front of Hardtop)

Post by mrscalex » Fri 27 Jul, 2018 14:50

I wouldn’t worry about getting the proper tool. I assume mine is OEM but it’s only a red T hex tool. I don’t even think it’s branded BMW.

The screws are the special item because of their rubber retaining band. They are £15 ea I think!
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Re: Hardtop tool(for securing screws at front of Hardtop)

Post by johnwayne » Sat 28 Jul, 2018 11:17

Thanks, seems like the simplest solution

Would still like the blanking plate for the HRW switch if anyone has one

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Re: Hardtop tool(for securing screws at front of Hardtop)

Post by siwilson » Tue 31 Jul, 2018 12:09

The BMW tool is a T40 Torx and is made by WIHA. The Wiha part number used to be 36404020001341. Not sure if this still works. When I bought mine it was about a tenner.
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Re: Hardtop tool(for securing screws at front of Hardtop)

Post by pingu » Tue 31 Jul, 2018 14:46

I bought a complete set of security Torx keys from Halfords for £9.99. It looks like the Halfords set is £18 now, but there is a set in B&Q for £8 (B&Q Link)

The T40 that you need is part of the set
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Re: Hardtop tool(for securing screws at front of Hardtop)

Post by johnwayne » Tue 31 Jul, 2018 16:06

Brilliant-all sorted.
As usual some great help and information

Thanks guys

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