Could you please help me figure out the socket type that can be used for this bolt?
This isn't external star, torx or torx-plus.
(This is for the A/C compressor.)
Thanks in advance.
These are drivers, I need a socket.
It is missing LV connector. Though the wires coming out aren't twisted.
Here's the same screw from a different angle. The wiring/PCB cover uses several of these.I'm confused on why you need a socket for the screw you had pictured. Oh, wait...lol...this is one of those illusions where it can look inverted. If you can't find it, dremel/mill a slot into the bolt head and use an impact driver to get the screw out.
Thanks. Yes, definitely external and I was just caught by an optical illusion in the previous angle (which shows the drive form better, so it was the right one to provide with the question )
It appears from a quick search that this model - Denso ESA34c - was used in the 2012-2018 Ford Focus Electric, and an eBay listing for a used unit shows another connector above this one, with two substantial pins. Presumably that other connector is for DC power supply (traction battery voltage - this compressor is used in the Focus EV version), and this one is indeed just the low voltage control connection. The cabling doesn't look typical of CAN practices (although I am certainly no expert in that), suggesting PWM control instead, but that's only a guess (and a flashback to the nightmare of my non-EV Focus charging system, in which someone decided that maximum complexity and minimum quality were a good combination).
Looks about right. But quick Google doesn't show where can one buy this? Is it only for manufacturing?To piggyback on what DMPstar said, Phillips Screw Company has a drive profile called "External MorTorq Super Spiral"
Probably good bet at this point. I do want to put it back together and torque when/if I figure out how it works.Wow, that optical illusion threw me off, too.
Being external and in an accessible location, it shouldn't be hard to remove with vice grips or channel locks. Then just go to the hardware store and match the threads to a replacement with a more sensible head.