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Old 02-09-2013   #1
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Wheel lock key missing

Ok now i go to install my new tires and i see the car has a wheel lock and no Key to be found FML! now i have no way to remove the lock? Anyone know how i can get a key without any info?
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Old 02-09-2013   #2
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Re: Wheel lock key missing

I think I have a key in my pile ... but they are unique to the car. I dont use the locks, has reg lugs.

Has some paper work. I will check it. Standby.
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Re: Wheel lock key missing

Heres what I got, not sure if it'd fit yours ... get out the notches.

Sorry no paper work, but usually dealer record.

Maybe Vin trace w/GM would turn it up.

I have no use for these, pay for the shipping if they look like they'd work. Call it $10.
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Old 02-09-2013   #4
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Re: Wheel lock key missing

Did you look real good in the spare tire compartment ? If they had a key it might be in there, taped to the jack or the lug wrench.
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Old 02-09-2013   #5
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Re: Wheel lock key missing

That is not good if you do not have that special key for the tires. Maybe also check that storage area on the driver side of the truck area too. You would probably have to get the shop to remove it and it may require that they break if off the lug nut stud also. If that happens, you will also have to replace that stud too.

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Old 02-09-2013   #6
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Re: Wheel lock key missing

Surfed and google/you tubed .... and found a few removal methods -
Also have tool kits $$ or tire shop charges like $10/wheel ....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJUUyjJqk5A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJdXi...endscreen&NR=1
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Re: Wheel lock key missing

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Surfed and google/you tubed .... and found a few removal methods -
Also have tool kits $$ or tire shop charges like $10/wheel ....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJUUyjJqk5A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJdXi...endscreen&NR=1
It may also depend on how tight the ones on your wheels are. Watching these videos reminds me to not ever lose the key to the ones on my GTA. In the second video, those are sort of like the original ones that our GTAs got from the dealership, where the key is on the outside of the lug nuts. I changed the ones on my GTA to be like in the first video, the key goes on the inside area of the lug nut and not on the outside like in the second video. Also the materials that the original ones are made of is much softer than the ones I replaced them with from the dealership about ten years ago. The newer ones that I have are made of much more hard steel. Good luck.

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Old 02-10-2013   #8
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Re: Wheel lock key missing

I ran into this same problem with my GTA and removed them fairly easily with a product called Irwin Bolt Grip. The key was MIA and at the time I was limited on options. However it had to be hammered on. Just removed the wheel cap and seconds later the tool was on and off the nut came. Very cheap as well, can pick it up at your local Auto Parts store or even Home Improvement store. Just my experience.
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Old 02-10-2013   #9
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Re: Wheel lock key missing

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Heres what I got, not sure if it'd fit yours ... get out the notches.

Sorry no paper work, but usually dealer record.

Maybe Vin trace w/GM would turn it up.

I have no use for these, pay for the shipping if they look like they'd work. Call it $10.
I want this key and lugs... send me an invoice .. Badbilly@me.com
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Old 03-16-2013   #10
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Re: Wheel lock key missing

amcor makes the wheel lock socket. mine was missing and I call them. you should have a sticker on driver door
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Old 03-16-2013   #11
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Re: Wheel lock key missing

Hey Bad Billy - did that key happen to fit ?
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Old 03-17-2013   #12
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Yes JErsey i can't figure out how to give you feedback.. you saved my ass i really appreciate it bud..


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Old 03-17-2013   #13
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Re: Wheel lock key missing

Cool, glad it worked out. They were sitting in a box in the garage, happy you could use them.

That was alot of luck cause they have many different key patterns.
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