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    Lost Locking Wheel Nut Key

    As above, cant find it anywhere. Whats the best way to get lockers off all wheels now?

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    Locknut removel sockets or a chisel and hammer what lockbolts are they?

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    Go to an Audi/vw dealer ask nicely if they can use their locking wheel nut set to find out which ones yours an order a new one. My local vw dealer also quoted me a cheaper price. Man I hate Parklands lol

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    I lost my locking wheel nut and got a garage to remove them and I supplied new locknuts and it wasn't much around 20.00 this was about 5 years ago and it was a backstreet garage!

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    s3dave. not sure what type, the key slots into the nut by about half inch or a bit less. mine are the same as my wifes and the cars are 2001 and 2002, both facelifted 8ls. Not confident enough to do this myself so will have to seek help from a pro.

    Thanks guys for replies, but keep them coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DenCar View Post
    s3dave. not sure what type, the key slots into the nut by about half inch or a bit less. mine are the same as my wifes and the cars are 2001 and 2002, both facelifted 8ls. Not confident enough to do this myself so will have to seek help from a pro.

    Thanks guys for replies, but keep them coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DenCar View Post
    ... mine are the same as my wifes and the cars are 2001 and 2002, both facelifted 8ls.
    Your Wife has lost her locking wheel nut key as well then?

    Obviously i dont know what sort of area you live but if your on an estate then somebody else with an A3 might be happy to lend you their locking wheel nut key (even if they stand over and watch you do it), depends how trusting the area is
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    There are 20 different combos i think

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    any wheel/tyre garage will get them off with a locking wheel nut removal tool for a tenner or so. or go to halfords and buy one for less than 20. personally i don't bother with locking wheel nuts. alloys just aren't worth what they used to be so people don't nick them as much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve bain View Post
    personally i don't bother with locking wheel nuts. alloys just aren't worth what they used to be so people don't nick them as much.
    I think i'll stick with locking wheel nuts
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    Ill have a look in Halfords later..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cookstein View Post
    Your Wife has lost her locking wheel nut key as well then?

    Obviously i dont know what sort of area you live but if your on an estate then somebody else with an A3 might be happy to lend you their locking wheel nut key (even if they stand over and watch you do it), depends how trusting the area is
    My wifes car has locking nuts on but not Audi ones.

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    I think i'll stick with locking wheel nuts
    i guess yours look better than mine

    to be fair when you can walk in halfords and buy this: Halfords | Laser Locking Wheel Nut Remover

    it does seem sort of pointless to have them. in the olden days before you could buy off the shelf tools we used to hammer a 19mm socket onto the nut. worked every time.

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    I lost mine and went to my local scrappy they had a big box of locking keys From all cars and just lookd through until I found one that fits I've done it twice since on my bros and dads car cost me 3 lol And a bit of patience

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    Big Sigh Of Relief.......Iv found it, it was round the back of the house where i had the front wheel off about 7 days ago, it had been kicked away some distance from where i had looked half a dozen times.

    Thanks for all who posted with suggestions etc.

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