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    HELP! Locking wheel nut key snapped

    Just swapping my wheels, and my key snapped. Can anyone help me identify this key code?
    Vauxhall said that I need to have the code or drill them out.

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    Welcome mate

    I would agree with vauxhall, just looking at that doesn't tell you anything
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bjeno View Post
    Just swapping my wheels, and my key snapped. Can anyone help me identify this key code?
    Vauxhall said that I need to have the code or drill them out.
    remove old ones and get a new set

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2n2ukas View Post
    remove old ones and get a new set
    I'd agree with that. Very similar situation for me last Monday: One locking nut sheared off at the point where the key grips. the collar spins so no use buying a removal tool so i took it to Kwik Fit.
    They couldn't do it without booking me in and it would cost me £25 per nut (bearing in mind I only needed one taking out)
    As I was in a rush I went to another garage who flatly said they couldn't, but knew a garage that had a specific tool to do it.
    This garage who could do it for £27.50 per half hours work plus VAT, again couldn't book me in until the following day.

    Peed off on the way home I tried a quiet little garage near me who said they could indeed get it out and dropped everything to do it there and then.

    After a fair few wallops with a blunt chisel and hammering away with an air gun it came off after around 10 minutes and they charged me a tenner.

    Basically what they did was repeatedly hammer the nut in reverse, shocking it loose to a point it would turn. they then poked a screwdriver into the remaining thread to turn it to the point it fell out.

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