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    my key to the locking nuts on my vectra has broken, and i cannot get the wheels of (in the middle of refurbing them) ive rung vahxhall and they reconn anhours labour at £76.to drill the old ones out? not convinced that they need to drill therm out ,wouldent they have a special tool for this? any help would be appreciated,they are the locking nuts with the star shaped centre ,chrs shane

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    I managed to do the same to my McGuard locking nuts, phoned them up, gave them the product/serial number and they sent me a brand new one for £9.99, dont suppose Vx would do the same, was it a dealer you tried or Vx themselves?

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    there is a locking wheel nut removal tool , i had to have my nuts removed a few month back of the wifes Astra after the garage did them up to tight and snapped off the pattern, it took them about 30 minutes to do but that was only cause the did them up so dame tight in the 1st place,

    Here's a few - £10 upwards

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    You can buy new keys from Vauxhall, but you need to know which you need!

    When you buy a set, you get a piece of card with the key number printed on it.

    If you dont have that, your in trouble.

    If your friendly with the Vauxhall parts depo, you could ask them to try a few keys they have in stock to see if you get lucky, then buy the set off them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaneyboy View Post
    my key to the locking nuts on my vectra has broken, and i cannot get the wheels of (in the middle of refurbing them) ive rung vahxhall and they reconn anhours labour at £76.to drill the old ones out? not convinced that they need to drill therm out ,wouldent they have a special tool for this? any help would be appreciated,they are the locking nuts with the star shaped centre ,chrs shane

    i broke mine with it only being 3 weeks old i took it back to marshalls vx in ipswich, the young gal went out back and said try this? it worked and they gave it to me for free!!!! nice won¬!!!!

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    I took mine to the Vauxhall garage and they tried all the ones they had in stock to see if they could get one to fit and they took them all off.

    Jax

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    they should have a set of all of the keys in stock, i know my local stealer did when i was suffering with my locking nuts

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    I managed to do the same to my McGuard locking nuts, on 1 of my alloys, i went to bush tyres and they took 3 mins to get it off using a hammer and the the locking nut easy lol

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    Black socket, big hammer, and careful placement and you can "bang" the socket onto the locking one, then turn and it comes off. 20 mins work
    just make sure the socket is about 2mm smaller than the locker

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    Black socket, big hammer, and careful placement and you can "bang" the socket onto the locking one, then turn and it comes off. 20 mins work
    just make sure the socket is about 2mm smaller than the locker

    not vx nuts!!!!!! the outside of the locking nut spins seperte to the centre if the makes sence? cleaver really.

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