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Old 08-19-2009, 08:01 PM   #1
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Default Wheel lock removal with no key...

Ok, so really this is for my Miata, but the question is the same and pertinent to all...

I have wheel locks, and I had a wheel lock key until my dumbass left it on the wheel for a test drive.

How can I get the wheel locks off?
I've tried the Sears/Craftsman removal kit and all it did was strip the fluting out of the removal socket and give the wheel lock a nice shine....

Problem is, I can't really take it anywhere because the rear brake caliper is seized... (hence the reason for the test drive.)
And I have no welder.

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Old 08-19-2009, 08:43 PM   #2
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get another removal tool and hammer it on. the flutes wont cut the nut, but they can deform it. only the surface of the nut is hardened.
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Old 08-19-2009, 09:19 PM   #3
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Get a 12 point socket that is just barely to small and hammer it on then just put a ratchet on the socket and take it off.
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dremel 2 sides flat and try to get it off with an open end wrench? That or the 12-pt-socket-pound-on method.
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Old 08-20-2009, 08:59 AM   #5
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dremel 2 sides flat and try to get it off with an open end wrench? That or the 12-pt-socket-pound-on method.
I've done this before and it worked out great, it was also a pain.
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dremel idea FTW
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Pounding on a cheap 12 point socket, tighten the other unlocked lug nuts, then loosen the locked lugnut by hand. I have done this numerous times and on VERY expensive wheels like HRE, Rays, Works... this is the only way that I can almost guarantee no wheel damage. When you are going to pound that socket on, use an extension so you can get the socket square and give it a good whack. Use painters tape if the socket is tight and may scratch the wheel.
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Old 08-20-2009, 09:34 PM   #8
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Get a 12 point socket that is just barely to small and hammer it on then just put a ratchet on the socket and take it off.
Win.
5lb sledge to hammer a 19mm socket on the wheel lock, 18" breaker to get them off. Stupid ****ing wheel locks.
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