I've looked everywhere for my alloy wheel locking wheel nut thing and i cant find it...
Am i ****ed or can you get replacements. The alloys were on the car when i bought it so i dont know where he gott the wheels from either!
Al, depending on each locking nut and space but you could get a slightly over sized wheel brace bang it on with a hammer then undo that way, or take it to a local wheel specialist to see what they can do.
Go to any tyre place, someone there will have a proper tool for removing the nut without the key.
It's a left hand threaded spiral that cuts into the bolt head, works a treat.
have a look in your service book, and see if you can find a number which relates to the locking nuts, then get a new "key" from vaux.
you need one of those magic sockets with the spring loaded pins. you see them at the markets. i haven't posted an image before so just paste the link if it doesn't work
Your local vxl dealer will be able to order a new locking key, if you give them the number.
minxy should have the answers to this, as she had to buy one iirc
You should have a card in the bottom of your box which the locking wheel nuts came from with a code on it, take that into Vxl with your V5 or service book and they will order you another.Originally Posted by japcrapboy
They say it can take up to a week to come in but mine turned up the following day.
Sorry, i should have said this before. The alloys are not vauxhall ones. They have a fox logo on them (sticker thing in middle) but i dont know if they are fox. The prevoius owner could have just stuck on the fox badge.
If i take it to a wheel specialist to use that spiral thing. Any idea on costs? Someone told me they would have to drill them off taking a couple of hours of labour. Sounds pricey!
You definately DONT WANT THEM DRILLED.
If they suggest that, go to a different place.
if your really strugglin and dont mind damaging the nuts, get a cheap 19 / 20mm socket, hold it over the locking wheel nut and bash it over the nut with a lump hammer !! then undo the nut with a breaker bar or an impact driver / wrattle gun. crude i know but when needs must !!! just be carefull not to hit the wheel with the hammer lol !!
the only other thing i can suggest is either get one of them pin socket thingies as above and try that,
if you take it to a garage, they will probably drill a 8 / 10 mm hole in the bolt head and screw in a E-Z-OUT, thease are like a tap but tapered, course reverse threads, then they use this to unscrew the bolt.
If at first you don't succeed . . . . . . CHEAT !!!!!