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Halfords do some sockets for this that you can bash onto the thing to get it off.
Also another one is a reverse thread inside the socket so as you unscrew it screws into the nut/bolt head and will pull it out that way FFRR Owner, very nearly became a D3 owner
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22nd Feb 2013 3:10 pm
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Your local friendly tyre place may have the removal tool to get them off. Just a case of riding home with only 4 wheel nuts then
edit: although when I had this problem on another car I used a hole saw to make a 50mm hole in a bit of wood (to protect the wheel face) stuck the nearest size normal socket over the locker and then brayed it with a sledgehammer until it was on and I was able to get the locker off A dog is truly man's best friend, Don't believe me? Well lock your wife and your dog in the boot of your car and 2 hours later open it and see who's happy to see you
Position the adapter nut in the wrong place on the wheel nut but make sure that a groove lines up. Hit it on with a BIG hammer. You destroy the adapter nut but hey ho you can buy a new one. Just make sure you hit it on all the way.
22nd Feb 2013 3:39 pm
Member Since: 13 Aug 2010
It happened to me recently. The tyre place welded a nut to the broken bit in the wheel and used that to undo it. Worked a treat and no damage done to the wheel.
22nd Feb 2013 6:27 pm
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Member Since: 18 Jul 2011
This is currently haunting me.
Just had a mobile tyre company round to replace both rears tyres and they couldn't get the damn locking wheel nuts off so tyres still not replaced.
I fortunately have it booked in tomorrow at my local garage for a strip + clean of the epb so it'll be their problem.
Why does this hassle always occur when you're going on holiday in 36 hours.
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6th May 2013 12:29 pm
Member Since: 11 Feb 2013
Locking wheel nuts are great when they are brand new and unmolested by Your average tyre place. After that they're a pain in the rear.
Worst one I've had was a Merc one that had a slip ring around the edge so you couldn't just hammer a socket on. So an hour with a mini die grinder first, and then a socket and big hammer. Glad to get rid of the damned things.
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