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Stripped tranny pan torx bolt

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Trying to take off my transmission pan and one of the T30 torx bolts stripped. What's the best process for removing this stripped bolt? Thanks in advance.
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until the experts jump in

Here are seven of the most common ways to remove a stripped bolt (or rounded, rusted, or seized).
Impact Force.
Heat.
Relief Cuts.
Shake the Bolt.
Drill It Out.
Bolt or Screw Extractor.
Reinstall New Bolts or Nuts.

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Can you cut a screwdriver slot in it with a Dremmel?
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hammer a standard 6 or 12 sided socket over it. If it's female, then hammer an allen in it.
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hammer a standard 6 or 12 sided socket over it. If it's female, then hammer an allen in it.
This is the best method for these particular bolts, beware of the one at the right front it is prone to snapping in the casing, (the one below the Connector plug).

If real tight warm the casing area around the bolt with a good hot air gun or small propane torch, mind the plastic bits

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All the answers already given are good
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