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    Locking wheel nut key

    It seems when I took delivery the dealer did not give me the wheel nut key :shock:. I phoned them today about it and they said someone will get back to me, but not heard anything.

    I was wondering, if they tell me they dont have the key, is there any way I can or a tyre garage can get the wheels off? this way, I can buy some replacements :?

    Thanks in advance

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    you should be able to get them off mate, different people have different ways. A garage will definately be able to do it for you

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    had mine taken off a little while ago as the key and nuts had gone out of shape with the help from the friendly air line man :roll: was about 20-30 mins work for a pro :shock: i dont think much of the standard vaux jobbies. Idve never have been able to get the wheels off at the side of a road with a flattie :roll:

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    Cheers guys. Will go back to the dealers tomorrow and see if they have it first, then take it from there

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    volkswagen took my golf ones off for half hours labour. i watched the guy do it. took him about 30 seconds per wheel. you can do it yourself. get an impact socket 16mm (think nuts are 17mm) hammer it on then turn. worked on my astra

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    Quote Originally Posted by mankymic
    volkswagen took my golf ones off for half hours labour. i watched the guy do it. took him about 30 seconds per wheel. you can do it yourself. get an impact socket 16mm (think nuts are 17mm) hammer it on then turn. worked on my astra
    Needed a new tyre for my astra, took it big city tyres and the guy took all the locking nuts for me very quick just by hammering the other one on top as above. Free too!

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    Garage have to supply them mate. I was missing mine at first, and they had forgot to put them in the glovebox ! :?

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    Just got back from the dealers and yup, they did not give me them. When I got there, they were sitting in a little office with my name on it :roll:

    I now have me locking wheel nut key

    Thanks to everyone who has replied to this post, it is mucho appreciated

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    when my one when in for survice they take them off with out the key vxl ones

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