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Old 11-24-2008, 06:44 AM   #1
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Wheel Lock Key stripped

I was trying to change over to my winters. When I placed the lock key on the lock nut the little groves of the key broke off. Is there a place that sells a socket removal kit? The nuts are fine the key is hooped. I dont see a number on the key and can not remember the brand. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 11-24-2008, 10:39 AM   #2
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Take off one of the locks, take it to princess auto, find a socket which just slightly smaller / ~ the same size as your lock nut.. hammer the socket into your seized lock.. apply torque.
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Thanks
BUT that is the issue I cant get any locks off as the inside key groove broke and I have no lock key.
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Old 11-24-2008, 11:25 AM   #4
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Just phoned Princess Auto, they sell a set but none of the sockets they have fit.

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Old 11-25-2008, 06:32 PM   #5
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is it an actual lock or is it a tuner key socket?
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Old 11-25-2008, 07:40 PM   #6
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get a wheel lug nut remover set?
the head bites into the lug nut and destroys it in the process of removing it though
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Snap on makes a lock nut removal kit it is like an easy out but on the inside. I'm sure princess auto has a knockoff of this.
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The one at Princess Auto does not have 22mm which is the head size of the wheel lock. The thing was that all the 22mm sockets were sold.

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Old 11-27-2008, 02:37 PM   #9
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Try looking for a 7/8's then.
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what brand are the wheel locks?

some brands will sell you just the key if it's only the key that is broken
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go to costco, have your girlfriend sweet talk the guy and you could probably get them off for free
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any good wheel shop can remove them
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Had the same problem but i lost the key it self, then came across OKTIRE on kingsway.. got em removed for $40 bucks and no rim damage!!! Highly recommend!
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I banged a 22mm socket on each one and removed for a total of $2.59 + tax and my time.
Cant beat that. And no damage to any thing
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lordco sells a wheel lock remover kit made by performance tools for 14 bucks. It a socket to put on a impact that works in 5 seconds flat with no damage. I took mine off with an electric impact to, a plus if you dont have air.
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whats the point of having wheel locks if they can take your wheels off in 5 min anyway? :P
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a hammered on cheap 12pt 19mm socket takes off most of the wheel locks that I have come accross
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