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Cool new addition to the toolbox

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  1. Greg_TX

    Greg_TX Well-Known

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    So, I'm in the process of fixing the A/C in the Honda, and one of the screws I have to remove to get the resistor module off of the blower motor is almost impossible to get at. Went to the hardware store to look for one of those Phillips drivers bent 90 degrees, but found this instead:

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    It's magnetic with a hex drive on one side, a 1/4" square drive on the other, and enough grip that you can apply quite a bit of torque to get something loose.

    Here's the actual size, and even as small as this is there still almost wasn't enough room to get that dang screw out.

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  2. Dawico

    Dawico TGT Addict

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    I bought a kit from Sears that is similiar except the tip holder is a little ratchet. You can get some good power out of it for those situations. A regular ratchet would work also with a tip in it.
     
  3. Acera

    Acera TGT Addict

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    Yeah, I got one also. Real handy. I like the fact you can put a 1/4 drive ratchet on it if you need extra torque in a tight space. Beats the heck out of using a crescent wrench on one of those bit heads.

    Best thing is they are only a few bucks.
     
  4. txbikerman

    txbikerman TGT Addict

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    I have something like it too. very handy
     
  5. Greg_TX

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    I was just so geeked about finding this thing since it turned out to be the perfect solution to getting that f***ing module loose. A little background; the fan motor in my dash went out - whether on vent, A/C, or heat - no fan. After checking fuses and relays and finding +12 at the connector to the motor, I was left with either a bad motor or power module. Getting to the module wasn't so bad - after the glove box is out and the little cover under the dash was removed, it was all pretty much right there. Two screws to remove and a connector to disconnect, but one screw was buried behind a bunch of wiring and brackets that weren't going anywhere easily. Now I just plan to wait until the front comes through so I can finish the job with the new part without having to sweat my ass off. If I could afford a car payment, this thing would be long gone.
     
  6. SR9TEX

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    Odd tools like this are good to have when your in a tight spot I have somthing similar that can also be used with a slip on 2" handle to ratchet.
     
  7. ROGER4314

    ROGER4314 Been Called "Flash" Since I Was A Kid!

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    There are places that are virtually impossible to access. Tools like that lay in my box until......that magic day when they're worth their weight in gold!

    Flash
     
  8. subseashooter

    subseashooter Use Your Imagination..... Lifetime Member

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    And then I can't find 'em.

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  9. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    When you go for your 2 weeks on, I get in there & move stuff around in your toolbox.....
     
  10. mroper

    mroper Well-Known TGT Supporter

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    I bought a set of them from harborfreight. it looks like they are opening one here in Katy. next to the 99 cent only store.
     


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