When trying to remove this screw I used a torx key set however it did not work. Mechanic thenused his own extension on a ratchet and it did work.

From the comment in this answer How to ensure I am buying an torx key for automotive repair?. it seems the mechanic may have used a different extension then the torx set I was using.

Is this the case and if so what type of extension might I need. Note that the leyland torx set definitely did not work in fact you can see I damaged the wired screw by using the leyland one.

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    Looks like a Torx type to me.
    – Moab
    Sep 1 '20 at 13:06
  • Looks like a T20 or T25 Maybe the set you used was 5 Star and not 6.
    – narkeleptk
    Sep 1 '20 at 13:27
  • What's the vehicle and where are those screws?
    – RaphaelP
    Sep 1 '20 at 13:33
  • Civic coupe vti 99. Passenger footwell picture is right of where right foot of passenger would be. Sep 1 '20 at 15:36

According to Honda Civic 1996-2000 Service Manual on archive.org they are Torx T30 bolts.

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The two things I can think of is that either:

  1. you didn't use the right sized bit (least likely)
  2. your tool didn't have a good clearance in that space so you ended up trying to fit it angled in the bolt head; torx don't like that (more likely)

Try undoing the easiest screw first, fit the tool straight and push it all the way into the screw.

  • Allen wrenches will not do it. Sep 1 '20 at 14:32

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