Locking Wheel Nut Key code

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Re: Locking Wheel Nut Key code

Post by Jay » Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:28 pm

Thanks Faltwen, I was expecting something a bit more secure, but I suppose one char is good enough. I did take a couple of nuts off, but no code that I could see, mind you they were a bit corroded/scraped on the surface already.
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Re: Locking Wheel Nut Key code

Post by PaulC » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:24 pm

The other way is to buy a cheap socket from halfrauds or Amazon, bash it on to the locking nut (being a cheap socket it will mould to the shape of the nut) and remove it (repeat for each wheel) then buy yourself a new set with key.
Had to do that on a Merc not so long ago as they wanted £600 to remove and replace them, thieving b*rstewards.

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Re: Locking Wheel Nut Key code

Post by bobthetrain » Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:11 pm

I've lost my wheel nut key, too. The local garage managed to get one off using a similar (but not the correct one) 'key' and I was expecting to see the letter code stamped on the nut, but it isn't. Anyone have any ideas on how I can identify which key I need to buy??

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Re: Locking Wheel Nut Key code

Post by Vespa » Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:26 pm

Does the dealer not have a record of the key tool? If not it will possibly mean a new set.
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Re: Locking Wheel Nut Key code

Post by Rob Wright » Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:14 pm

You could have a look on the auction site. Someone is selling a set of 20 images for you to download and identify your own nut pattern.
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