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    LOST LOCKING WHEEL NUT WHAT TO DO!!

    Hi Guys and gals

    I had my wheels fitted last week but somewhere.... somehow my wheel locker nut has gone walkies

    I have looked like 5 times in the car and called the garage this morning to ask if they have found it but NO im gutted

    What shall i do? how i realised was i bought some new lockers to fit and you know the rest, i beleive its an audi locking nut ( i think) has like a star shape in the middle

    Any suggestions i thought o going to Audi to ask if they have one what do you think
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    If you post a pic, someone will be able to tell you if they are OEM, if they are Audi should be able to order the part or maybe they should be able to get it out for you but in the past ive had to have mine drilled off! Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike1628 View Post
    Hi Guys and gals

    I had my wheels fitted last week but somewhere.... somehow my wheel locker nut has gone walkies

    I have looked like 5 times in the car and called the garage this morning to ask if they have found it but NO im gutted

    What shall i do? how i realised was i bought some new lockers to fit and you know the rest, i beleive its an audi locking nut ( i think) has like a star shape in the middle

    Any suggestions i thought o going to Audi to ask if they have one what do you think
    audi wont give you one, i went through this process and they know im a garage

    you need some dicutting sockets to pull the anti thievery rings and then you need spiral tapered dia cut sockets and a large bar to cut in and remove them, its around 3 hours work or 1 if you get lucky the anti thievery rings are a *****

    all in all i got 4 off without damage


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    Yes, but they are OEM Phaeton Helios alloy wheels, not cheap ****e aftermarket piles of poop.

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    Oh god i guess cross fingers and legs and go to a local garage i cant beleive how much bad luck i have after waiting so long for the wheels

    Thanks Sarah and P5SND
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    On an old car I was sold it without the locking wheel nut key and only realised when I went to get new tyres, the garage I was at some how managed to smash them off with a mallet. It did no damage to my car and only took around 30 minutes for all 4 to be broken they only charged me 20 too not sure I would feel some comfortable with someone doing that to my A3 though
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    If your locking nuts have a thin depression in a star-ring shape all around the outer diameter ie for the Locking Key to go IN TO, then its a VAG one, if its just a normal nut where the Key goes roung the outside it will be aftermarket. Get your garage to check. Although they might be unlikely to sell you a new locker.
    The dealer I bought mine off didn't give me one, and mine had aftermarket ones as why wheels are not Audi. So as finding the right one would be impossible just took my car to my garage, who wacked one some sockets of a certain size and they came off pretty easily!

    Failing that you can call a company called DYNOMEC who have one of the best locking nut remover tools there is. They sell to trade only but can tell you what garages nearby have this tool, and you can go there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by P5SND View Post
    audi wont give you one, i went through this process and they know im a garage

    you need some dicutting sockets to pull the anti thievery rings and then you need spiral tapered dia cut sockets and a large bar to cut in and remove them, its around 3 hours work or 1 if you get lucky the anti thievery rings are a *****

    all in all i got 4 off without damage
    see my post. Not all locking nuts are that to remove,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah's A3 View Post
    If you post a pic, someone will be able to tell you if they are OEM, if they are Audi should be able to order the part or maybe they should be able to get it out for you but in the past ive had to have mine drilled off! Good luck!
    Quote Originally Posted by P5SND View Post
    audi wont give you one, i went through this process and they know im a garage

    you need some dicutting sockets to pull the anti thievery rings and then you need spiral tapered dia cut sockets and a large bar to cut in and remove them, its around 3 hours work or 1 if you get lucky the anti thievery rings are a *****

    all in all i got 4 off without damage
    Quote Originally Posted by matt_white88 View Post
    On an old car I was sold it without the locking wheel nut key and only realised when I went to get new tyres, the garage I was at some how managed to smash them off with a mallet. It did no damage to my car and only took around 30 minutes for all 4 to be broken they only charged me 20 too not sure I would feel some comfortable with someone doing that to my A3 though
    Yea me too hell no
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    Audi will sell you one if it is an Audi locker, i have purchased 2 in the last 6 months!!! (dont ask)!!
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    if you have the part number they will


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    Quote Originally Posted by N8
    Yes, but they are OEM Phaeton Helios alloy wheels, not cheap ****e aftermarket piles of poop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah's A3 View Post
    If you post a pic, someone will be able to tell you if they are OEM, if they are Audi should be able to order the part or maybe they should be able to get it out for you but in the past ive had to have mine drilled off! Good luck!
    Quote Originally Posted by P5SND View Post
    audi wont give you one, i went through this process and they know im a garage

    you need some dicutting sockets to pull the anti thievery rings and then you need spiral tapered dia cut sockets and a large bar to cut in and remove them, its around 3 hours work or 1 if you get lucky the anti thievery rings are a *****

    all in all i got 4 off without damage
    Quote Originally Posted by akash_sky1 View Post
    see my post. Not all locking nuts are that to remove,
    Which one you have over 100 posts
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike1628 View Post
    Which one you have over 100 posts
    i mean my post in this thread - number 7
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    he is right most aftermarkets dont have the slip ring therefor making it a case of a dicutting to slacken, job done 15mins


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    Spec | Auto Lights | Black Headlining | RNS-E with 6 CD Changer | Phone Prep | Facelift Tails | MFSW | Cruise | Bluetooth | Adaptive Bi-xenon Headlights |

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    Plans | LED 3dr tails | BBK Setup | Some BBS | Custom TBE |

    Quote Originally Posted by N8
    Yes, but they are OEM Phaeton Helios alloy wheels, not cheap ****e aftermarket piles of poop.

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    You dont need a part number to get a replacement, my local Audi parts man came out to look at the nut, and tried a box of different master keys to confirm.

    If they arent audi lock nuts, easiest way to remove them is to buy some cheap sockets slightly smaller than the lock nut, and hammer then on, dont even try drilling them!

 

 

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