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Bizzarre screw securing stereo head unit...

Discussion in 'F-J-M: Volare, Diplomat, etc, 1977-89' started by goair99, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. goair99

    goair99 Active Member

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    How can I get this screw out? I am replacing the stereo with another Chrysler unit.

    This is my fifth mopar and have never seen this type of screw??? 20170108_105735.jpg 20170108_105718.jpg
     
  2. RalphP

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    I've never seen a 3-pin spanner screw before. That's .... odd.

    You may be able to coax it out with a 2-pin spanner bit (such as sold in a lot of the "security bit" sets at places like O'Reillys, AutoZone, Harbor Freight, et al); if so, I'd replace it with a regular (cross tip, Phillips, Reed & Prince, or even PosiDrive) or hex head screw.

    RwP
     
  3. valiant67

    valiant67 Rich Corinthian Leather
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    It is a anti-theft bolt, common on 1980s Chrysler radios. You can buy a special socket alone or as part of a kit (on eBay for example. Or you can get it out other ways such as tapping a screwdriver in one of the slots with a hammer.
     
  4. valiant67

    valiant67 Rich Corinthian Leather
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  5. mydodgedip

    mydodgedip Fleet Owner

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    I've cut a slot in them and then used a screwdriver to get them out in the past.
     
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  6. goair99

    goair99 Active Member

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    Thanks to all! You learn something every day! I just wanted to find out because I have never run across this security screw before. Even my old '92 Imperial (RIP) with its awesome infinity sound system, didn't have these screws.
     
  7. marty mopar

    marty mopar Active Member

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    6031665 is the Mopar part # for the screw. I have 43 of them. Used on radios and CD players for many years. I have the socket which is very helpful in wrecking yards as radios that have these are invariably still in the cars unmolested.
     
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  9. goair99

    goair99 Active Member

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    Thanks to all, I bought the socket off of ebay and it came yesterday...
     

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