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    Angry Lock wheel nuts : HELPPPPPPP!

    Not sure if any one can help, I went and had some new Dunlop tyres fitted to the wife's Astra last week,

    The garage over did it on the locking wheel nuts and FUC**D the the nut up (found out a few days later), I now have a set of bolts I can't get off the car , unless they chisel them off

    I've called a few dealers and they don't have the correct code (196) every thing but, I can order a new key @ £30 then I'll still have to get a new set of wheel nuts as one of the bolts is slightly out of shape,

    Does any one in the area have locking wheel nuts with a security code 196 I can use just to get the old set off or can one of the VX guys order me a set or find a set in the stores !

    Cheers

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    I'd go back to the original garage that did the damage and get them to sort it out m8 Why should you have to pay for their mistakes

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    As above....make them suffer....well.....make them to sort it out

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    I'll be going in there Saturday, I have an nasty image of some greasy tool mashing the F*** out of the alloys with a chisel

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    If the nuts are knackered just hammer on an imperial socket that is a realy tight fit then undo it. The nut will need throwing away but if you have to buy new ones anyway ??

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    as above, bang an impact socket (black one) that is slightly too small onto the locking nut and they come off easily. Been forced to do this several times when I had no locking key.

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    , cheers , i may try that 1st before the say good by to the alloys !

    what size is best ?

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    I too also had a similar incident but i lost the tool.......Its not as easy as knocking on a smaller socket because all that does is fits over the collet that goes around the locknut, if your lucky and i do mean lucky you can break the collet off then knock a smaller socket on whats left, if you know anyone who works for kwik-fit they have a special tool that can get them off, luckily for me they visit our bodyshop everday and all it cost me was a drink.

    Hope this helps.

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    the size thats best is the one that fits - almost. It needs a hammer to persuede it on then its probably going to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markm View Post
    Does any one in the area have locking wheel nuts with a security code 196
    I thought the idea of these locking wheel bolts was that each set is unique and totally different to the next set.

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