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Old 10-10-2005, 05:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry Someone stole the key for my locking wheel nuts!!!

After my accident my car was taken away by my insurers for a damage assessment.

I took all my tool kit out except the locking wheel nut key as i didn't want anything to get stolen from it (it was mint) but left the key in it just in case they needed to remove the wheels.

some bastard must of checked the kit for something to nick, realised i removed everything and thrown the key away in a fit of jealously.

now my wheels are stuck on my car!!!!!

does anyone know what i can do??

I heard each bmw set of locking nuts has a different key with a code written on it.

please help
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They should be able to order you a new key at the dealer. Meanwhile, get a tire repair kit and a cheap compressor, should be less than $20 at Pep Boys or AutoZone. This will allow you to fix flats without removing the wheel.
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thanks man, great idea!

ima give my dealer a ring later, probably gonna be raped on the cost tho!
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If all else fails any tire shop can knock 'em off with an air impact wrench and their special tool. They have a bit that bites into the lock and spins it off. It ruines the lock but at least it's off. Then you go get a new set of McGard locks and register the serial number with McGard in case you lose the key again, they'd be able to mail you another.





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I spoke to my dealer yesterday and they said if i drive the car in, they can find out what key i'll need and they can order one in for 3.50!!

best outcome ever!!!!
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