Lost key to locking lug nuts!

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Old 08-24-02, 01:17 AM
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Lost key to locking lug nuts!

How do I get the wheels off my car if I lost the key to the McGuard lug nuts? All I'm hearing is it will take a sledge hammer. Isn't there a master key for these things? Surely, I'm not the first person this has happened to!?
 
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Old 08-24-02, 05:04 AM
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What make, and are they oem? If so dealers have master sets

Larry
 
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Old 08-24-02, 07:28 AM
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Call up McGard's customer service area and they will tell you how to identify what you have and provide a replacement key.
 
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Old 08-24-02, 01:44 PM
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And if all else fails, check with local tire dealers. They should have a special socket (like a "female" easy-out) that can remove the lock (or rounded off lug nuts).
 
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Old 08-24-02, 02:45 PM
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Alternative method:

Take a Craftsman socket larger than the nut and pound it on there. Use a breaker bar and it will come free. The socket will be ruined, but you can return it to Sears for free
 
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Old 08-24-02, 02:51 PM
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Larger socket, joe?
 
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Old 08-24-02, 02:53 PM
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Ya, you pound it over the locking nut and wedge it in there. Then turn the socket with a breaker bar. It should come off but the nut and socket are likely ruined.

Have had to do it in the past.
 
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12 pt socket works best
Larry
 
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