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Standard 19mm lug
 

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Was just out fixing a loose wheel center cap on my 2005, when I noticed that one of the lug nuts looks like some sort of lock nut requiring a special "key" type socket. Does anyone know what type of "key" that is? And where would someone purchase one?
 

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Wheel locks

You apparently have wheels locks installed. The special coded key will have that same pattern with a hex head on it. You're pretty much screwed if you don't have the key. Hopefully whoever installed them initially still has it. They probably come in a kajillion patterns for security purposes. :cry
 

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DakotaDocMartin said:
You apparently have wheels locks installed. The special coded key will have that same pattern with a hex head on it. You're pretty much screwed if you don't have the key. Hopefully whoever installed them initially still has it. They probably come in a kajillion patterns for security purposes. :cry
Thanks for the quick response Doc. My 2005 was delivered to me new with the locks already installed, but no coded key. :cry

I'll call the dealer. :banghead
 

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DakotaDocMartin said:
You apparently have wheels locks installed. The special coded key will have that same pattern with a hex head on it. You're pretty much screwed if you don't have the key. Hopefully whoever installed them initially still has it. They probably come in a kajillion patterns for security purposes. :cry

Just ask Mr. Vettegirl (Lonnie) how "secure" his locking lug nuts were! :)
 

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Was just out fixing a loose wheel center cap on my 2005, when I noticed that one of the lug nuts looks like some sort of lock nut requiring a special "key" type socket. Does anyone know what type of "key" that is? And where would someone purchase one?
My 'key' for those is an air chisel. First create a gouge in the nut and then use that to turn the lugnut.
 

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Most tire shops have a set of sockets that fit over the outside of the locking nut. With an air wrench you first tap the socket on the nut and run it clockwise while pushing on the gun. This heats up the socket and it expands slightly and also "galds" the nut slightly. Let it cool for about 15 seconds and reverse the air gun. Kit comes with a punch to extract nut from socket. You must use a air wrench for these to work.

William
 
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