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Old 08-03-2019, 08:46 AM   #1
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Default Cross bar loose on 2009 Vue.....

I need to tighten up my crossbar. When i pull back the soft plastic cap i see an unusual bolt head. It has a star pattern with about 15 points. The center of the head is stamped with a 5.

Looks like a spline pattern but spline sockets do not fit.

Saw a photo on this site of an allen type wrench with male and female ends.

That may be what i need but am at a loss to where to find one.

GM parts guy, auto parts store, lowes, all scratching their heads.

Advice appreciated, thanks!
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Old 08-03-2019, 09:10 AM   #2
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Here is ab photo, a might fuzzy....and it appears upside down. Oops
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Old 08-03-2019, 07:23 PM   #3
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Cant help you with the proper tool, but when all else fails notch the middle with a dremel for a big flat head screw driver. then figure out new hardware once its apart.
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Good advice Carlito, thanks!
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Old 08-03-2019, 09:48 PM   #5
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looks like an old window manual crank handle spline
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