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I recently purchased a cargo trailer. There are 2 screws that hold the license plate bracket on. I cannot identify the screw drive type. At first glance I thought it was a Torx head, but upon closer examination and trial I noticed that the star has 8 points instead of 6. The points are not as prominent as a Torx. Can you identify it?

Unfortunately I cannnot. However, I've run into this once before. If it has 8 points try using a square drive bit on it. A square drive bit will typically fit into the hole. I've found that a #3 square drive bit usually fits a #14 screw

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