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    Hi chaps, last week i got a blow out on the m6, i thought oh well i'll just put the spare on not a problem until i came to the locking wheel nut and the sodding locking key snapped
    Tried for ages trying to get it off using all sorts of tools and broke everything i had.
    In the end the rac came out and used there special tool and after 20 mins or so finally got it off.

    How do i go about taking the others off. been to vauxhall and they said there should be a card with a serial number in the box the bolts came in but low and behold there aint.
    These are the wheel bolts that have a outside rotating sleeve, collary type thing so i cant whallop a socket over it.

    Any suggestions, or if i get a pic up of 1 off the culprits and someone around brum has the same would it be possible to fly over and take these 3 out, dont want to sound cheeky but dont want it to happen again. lol
    Its like a 4 leaf clover shape ish, kind of.

    cheeRS stu

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    if they are vauxhall locking nuts and the car is newer than a 2004 then any dealer should hold a set of master keys , so you should be able to go to them and get them to whip off the other 3

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    hi m8 you need to buy some sockets a bit smaller than the nut then drive it over the nut with some good wacks with a lump hammer that stops the coller spinning then you can just undo with your rachet . i had the same problem a few months back buy a decent socket for around £7 you should be able to use it again and again...

    good luck

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    its not that easy i had one where the socket got that jammed that i had to weld an extention bar to get it off in the end had to smash the outer case then use a socket good luck mate

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