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Old 09-25-2014, 08:56 PM   #1
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Lug nut removal help

So i changed out my lug nuts and the key for the lug nut broke on the last wheel. I attached a picture of what the lug nut looks like.
Any ideas on how to remove it?
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Old 09-25-2014, 09:30 PM   #2
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Had the same problem awhile back but on a different car. The tire shop just took socket and pounded it on to the lug nut. Impact wrench took it right off. Trashed the locking lug nuts and replaced the whole set.
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Most shops have a wheel lock removal tool i know i have one and i work at goodyear ( i bought it myself tho ) but usually one of the techs will have it i dunno if they will charge or not we usually dont


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Buy a new key. It isn't like some crazy rare thing to get one. They also do not prevent theft, any thief is going to have a stash of wrenches or you can just pound a socket over it and spin it off as was already mentioned.
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Buy a new key. It isn't like some crazy rare thing to get one. They also do not prevent theft, any thief is going to have a stash of wrenches or you can just pound a socket over it and spin it off as was already mentioned.

Be like me and have all 20 of them locking. Have fun pounding that many off


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Be like me and have all 20 of them locking. Have fun pounding that many off


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Haha, +1. All my lugs need a key.
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Be like me and have all 20 of them locking. Have fun pounding that many off


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If they're the universal splined one then they don't really prevent much theft. Almost every tech in my shop has one floating around and you can buy them from tire ahops
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His isnt a universal and pounding a socket on it dont always work as a matter of fact the kind he has in the picture i bet it wont work at all because theres nothing for the socket to grab onto ( ive been through this wayyyy to many times) sometimes if they are the factory ones you can get a new key from the factory but if not just take it to a good shop in your area they should be able to get it off ( the wheel lock removal tool reverse threads itself onto the wheel lock and pulls it off and most of the time u need a impact wrench for it to work good enough that your not fighting it )


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The pouch that held the "keyed" socket should have the code you need to order a replacement one.

As to theft, nothing is perfect, but the general idea is to make it a slight bit difficult for the thief, in hopes that they move off to an easier target.
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The pouch that held the "keyed" socket should have the code you need to order a replacement one.

As to theft, nothing is perfect, but the general idea is to make it a slight bit difficult for the thief, in hopes that they move off to an easier target.
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You can use a socket on that key. Done been through this. Got new tires and the guy didn't put the key back in my car so when I went go trade rims i had to break off the lug nut key with a socket.

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Not sayin it cant be done but he said he broke his key off which means the locks are uber tight so if he goes that route good luck theres a much easier route as i mentioned


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You can buy one of the reverse threaded lug nut removal tools from auto zone, i had to do this as well and that tool worked perfectly fine i think it was like 6$. It looks like a socket with threads inside of it. It will ruin your lug nut though as long as you're ok with that.
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Lug nut removal help

Yup not expensive at all, just get the right size one lol mine i got it off the snapon truck so i got it in a kit but its a bit more expensive that way, if you dont want to ruin your locks then the best thing to do is to go get a new key from the dealer take ur original one thats broke with you and the pouch it was in so you will have the #s, my question tho is why where they so tight to break ur key? and none of the lugs should be over the manufacture's torque specs ( for cars its usually 80-115 ft lbs )


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