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    locking wheel nut problem............

    after trying to take my wheels off i found out that my locking wheel nut key was all chewed at was wrecked ...............

    my question is what do i do now?

    how do i get them off, i rang vaux and they said they want £80

    i dont have the key box or the code for the key either.

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    It has been covered before, and am pretty sure its not a great idea to post up over the internet how to take locking nuts off without the keys!

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    Most local tyre/alloy wheel place will sort you out, they end up drilling the bolts out basically

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    can you weld, or have the ability to weld at home or work?
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    £80 is about right with the time involved to take them off.

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    just smash a socket over them and remove them with a breaker bar. Make sure you've got it hammered on pretty well otherwise it'll just round off.
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    Doesn't work with the Vauxhall ones Jace, they have the spinny collar which is almost as hard as the socket.

    I got mine out by welding the collar so it wouldn't spin, then hammered on a suitable socket, and then off with the breaker bar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZS View Post
    Doesn't work with the Vauxhall ones Jace, they have the spinny collar which is almost as hard as the socket.

    I got mine out by welding the collar so it wouldn't spin, then hammered on a suitable socket, and then off with the breaker bar.
    Depends on the age of the nuts as to whether they have that collar or not there are 4/5 different types of locking nuts, those being one of the older ones.

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    The spinning ones were on both my 2003 SXi Astra and my 2004 SXi Corsa. They seized up on both, total junk.
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    That spinning collar should be able to be vandled off anyway, with a scredwdriver, chisel or whatever and a hammer.
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