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    I have been trying to get to the front end today to change some bits. The front passenger side wheel bolts have been put on with a gun.
    I managed to get all 4 bolts out but had a problem with the locker. Now the key has snapped inside.
    I have no clue where these bolts came from so is there 1 standard brand that is used?
    How do I get this off without damaging the wheel?
    The last time this happened to me I was changing my wheels and in the end cut the wheel off .
    Do the tyre places take things like this off?
    It's a shame really, finally got the time to put my adjustable's onto the front and now I can't.
    The back end looks funny lower

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    Vehicle : vauxhall vivaro

    Trim : Basic

    Engine : 1.9

    Year : 2004

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    If its standard a dealership should have spare keys. Failing that the spinning collar needs chiseling/ cutting off and and 19mm socket hammerd on it will then undo as normal

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    I didn't even realise the dealers put them on.
    What an idiot. Will try them on Monday.

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    First check that they have a spinning collar on them - that's the Vauxhall ones, which a dealer may be able to help you with. If there's no spinning collar then they're aftermarket, so Vauxhall won't be any more help than any tyre fitters. Try a tyre fitters anyway, as they come up against this problem day in day out. BTW, always take the locking wheel nut off first, then the normal bolts, so as not to stress the locking one.

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    Trim : M Sport and Design

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    Year : 2007

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    Look in your car owners book, maybe the card that comes with the bolts and has the locking nut number on is in there? Thats where mine was, with the car code etc.

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    What do you mean by spinning collar?
    Checked the book and nothing of this.
    And yes locker should always be done first

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    A spinning collar is a round bangle that sits on top of the locking wheel nut, so if someone tries to steal the wheels by hammering a socket onto the nut, the socket will only go onto the collar and will just spin uselessly, making it harder to remove the locking nut.

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    The spinning collar is the bits I've highlighted in red below:


    Attachment 50261

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    They look the same even down to the key. Are they differant keys for each one?

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    There are dozens of different combinations, maybe 100.

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