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    F*****get vauxhall locking wheel nuts, my brake pads and discs are shot and just started to take wheels off.
    The very first locking nut I go to and the damn key snaps.
    I have now lubricated them,driven to the local stealers and they can't help.
    Tried my local tyre fitter and he had no luck.
    The burning questions is does anybody local to chichester have a key i can borrow..109...
    The other one I will have to try and chisel off but at least I may be able to remove the other 3.

    Thanks in advance

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    F....ing annoying mate isn't it !! this happened with my old vec b absalute nightmare I knackered my alloy in the process . I would have thought the dealer could have got you another key . This would do the job for you http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...egoryId_255216

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    Thought about going down that route but they have spinning collars which you still have to chisel off.I was trying approach the easier option first,you can buy a replacement key of flea bay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by themarbleman View Post
    Thought about going down that route but they have spinning collars which you still have to chisel off.I was trying approach the easier option first,you can buy a replacement key of flea bay.
    Can you not welded another nut to the locking nut then crack it off that's what I do
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    The stealer sell replacement keys but better value in the locking nut set. If they dont have it instock, they will order you one in. My key snapped few months ago, the price of replacement key is £35, and a new set of locking nuts with key is £30. I went for the pack.

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    I did the same a couple of weeks ago i went to the stealers and they said they cant help cos i didn't have the part number for the key so i went to a garage and got them to weld it and they got it off for me with special nuts that when u screw them on they screw the bolt off

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    Normally bits of the key break off in the bolt head - you can get the bits of metal out with a magnet, the actual bolt head may be OK

    See my post of 15 March
    Last edited by Dal5band; 7th April 2012 at 15:52.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark-R View Post
    I did the same a couple of weeks ago i went to the stealers and they said they cant help cos i didn't have the part number for the key so i went to a garage and got them to weld it and they got it off for me with special nuts that when u screw them on they screw the bolt off
    The key number is imprinted on the locking key at the top where the wrench go over.

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    why do ppl still use vx lockers ...its beyond me ..

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    Got new key to remove the other 3 bolts safely, job done, the 4th one won't budge.
    How do I remove the spinning collar, sharp but knackered chisel? And hammer on a slightly smaller socket..

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