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    ok. Big problem. Came to change my wheel earlier today only to find out that my my locking wheel nut key was knackered, it is completely sheered. went to my local dealer in St.Helens and they told me they could order me a new a key for the sum of £30, great problem solved, or so i thought. i was told that there was a unique number on the box they was supplied in "Erm! what box",
    was my reply.
    So, no number,no replacement key,and no chance of getting them off was the reply.
    after standing there for 5 mins totally gobsmacked they told me that there was a solution, and that was to call a contracted guy out who specialises in that field. He would drill them with a special set of drill bits for the tune of £150 plus new locking wheel nuts for another £25 .

    SURELY to god there must be another solution.

    can anybody offer any advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maniac8569 View Post
    He would drill them with a special set of drill bits for the tune of £150 plus new locking wheel nuts for another £25 .

    SURELY to god there must be another solution.
    How much?!!!!!

    You can buy the removal tools for less than that!!!

    If you haven't got access to 'ripper' sockets, find a local tyre place who probably will - and I bet they won't charge anywhere near as much to remove your nuts (ooer missus! lol)

    HTH

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    Take your black folder to the main dealers as there is a code on one of the bits of paper, this happened to me and this is what the nice man showed me.

    Hope this helps.

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    how common is this?

    came to use mine a couple of days ago and its the same, last people to use it where the dealers when they did my front pads.

    Spoke to the dealer and ------------- yep sorry we could not have done that it must have been done by your tyre fitter.

    would like to know how many others have gone this way?

    could it be a fault with the VX wheel key?

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    just might get my ex misus to have a go she was good at that kind of thing.
    anyway must'nt digress. i was told that these was special because they are high tensile steel. they are the actual vauxhall locking wheel nuts and the car is a 53 plate vectra sxi. i am taking it to my local garage in the morning who said they will have a good go at it for me.
    when you look at them, they look like the shape of a clover leaf, with a revolving outer shell.

    so am i correct in assuming that my dealer is full of pooh!

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    had to get one today and found out that theres only about 20 coded wheel keys
    i had my number and a very nice man went looking ,,cam back with a full set with my number it it was only "" £ 20 ""

    most tyre fitters have removel tools for the locking bolts,,,,,,vauxhall wheel are a bit tight on space to get the removing tool in you mit be lucky

    let us know how you get on

    do you have a pick of the wheel you have alloys or steel
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    yeah nice one thanks for the advice its much appreciated. i might just take a ride down to my local ATS and see if they can budge them, before i let my local garage butcher them.
    Oh well time to start preying. i will deffo keep you informed.

    also in my black book i got with the car there was no bloddy service manual, but thats another story.
    but there was a little card in the sleeve with a few different numbers on but they told me at the dealer that it was no good. it was only for the ignition key and thats all.

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    thay are alloy wheels standard sxi wheels. so the nut is sunk down quite deep.

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    yep just managed to get a picy for ya before me battery's went flat in me camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maniac8569 View Post
    yep just managed to get a picy for ya before me battery's went flat in me camera.
    you might be lucky
    if they have a cheapy kit it going to be off in no time

    the snapon kit is to big to get in there

    good luck on this one

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