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Old 22-11-2016   #1
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How to remove locking wheel nuts

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I have 16" alloy wheels on my Mrs Bravo and I have lost the locking nuts key..
Does any one know how I can remove them (without the key)
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Re: How to remove locking wheel nuts

Drill them out or, you can buy tools to do it. Tools cost about, if not more than a replacement key from fiat. There are several types so you'd be best driving it to a dealer.

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Re: How to remove locking wheel nuts

Main dealer has a master key/tool set. Best option
Call AA/RAC and be very polite, they have a dynomec tool to remove them, has about 60% success rate at loosening the bolt off. ( don't ring up at midnight when it's raining )
Kwik fit can also do it but only if you have new bolts to replace the ones removed.
Any small garage with enthusiasm should be able to sort it.
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Take a pic of the bolt and send it to me, I have a master set and also loads of spare ones. Could post it to you
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Re: How to remove locking wheel nuts

welding a nut to it works
or if someone got this "new" tool it will go out easy

http://www.toolbusiness.co.uk/review...o-Bolt-Unstuck
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Take a pic of the bolt and send it to me, I have a master set and also loads of spare ones. Could post it to you
Cheers Dean.
I'll take pic as soon as I Get a chance
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welding a nut to it works
or if someone got this "new" tool it will go out easy

http://www.toolbusiness.co.uk/review...o-Bolt-Unstuck
The linked tool is no use whatsoever for removing a locking wheel nut (bolt) without the key. All it does is heat the fastener up. I guess you did not read the original post or misunderstand what the tool does.
Also a bargain at 600....


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Do you still have the box that the locking key came in? If so it should have a 3 digit number in there which is the number of the key. Won't need pics if you have that
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The linked tool is no use whatsoever for removing a locking wheel nut (bolt) without the key. All it does is heat the fastener up. I guess you did not read the original post or misunderstand what the tool does.
Also a bargain at 600....


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why wouldnt it help? it will heat it up so much you can probably unscrew that bolt with pliers
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Do you still have the box that the locking key came in? If so it should have a 3 digit number in there which is the number of the key. Won't need pics if you have that
No mate.. I can't find anything.. like a cock me ... lol
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you could try a gator grip socket as these fit to any size or shape or size of nut and can undo even rounded off nuts check out ebay for pictures of and price of these sockets
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No worries, send a pic of it to my phone then and I will see what I can do
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Re: How to remove locking wheel nuts

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why wouldnt it help? it will heat it up so much you can probably unscrew that bolt with pliers
Apart from the fact that the bolt isn't seized and has a rotating outer sleeve to stop it being turned with pliers, so heat of any sort won't help much, there is so much heat sinking on a wheel bolt (alloy wheel, brake disk, hub) little short of a "gas-axe" will heat it up enough to make any difference. Additionally, as the tool is an induction heater the alloy wheel in close proximity to the coil will absorb a lot of the energy.
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Re: How to remove locking wheel nuts

Indeed that tool is not designed for removing locking wheel nuts at all, it's for heating rusted in nuts & bolts. Yer man Edd China was using one on Wheeler Dealers episode I was watching the other night, removing a said rusted in stud bolt/nut on an exhaust manifold.
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