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Old Sep 11, 2010, 10:02 AM   #1
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what to do when you lose your wheel lock

So I realised I dont have the fitting to take the wheel lock off of my car, and I have no clue how i can take my wheels off now, where can I get a replacement or something, thanks
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Old Sep 11, 2010, 10:32 AM   #2
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I would try a tire shop. They usally have a huge selection their for this reason. At least they had one for me.

If not try to look at the patern and look around online. GL bud.
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Outside of a tire shop, if it's the OEM ones eBay has the whole kit or a dealership might be able to hook you up. Dunno' about just getting the locking bit by itself though..
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I would try a tire shop. They usally have a huge selection their for this reason. At least they had one for me.

If not try to look at the patern and look around online. GL bud.
your probably on the right track, thanks
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Wheels locks are basically usesless. Get them removed and replaced with a regular lug and you'll never have that issue again.
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So I realised I dont have the fitting to take the wheel lock off of my car, and I have no clue how i can take my wheels off now, where can I get a replacement or something, thanks
do you have the oem wheel locks? i'm pretty sure you can get them from the dealer. when i lost my wheel lock key i just took it to Sears and they were able to take them off for me.
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I work at Napa and we sell wheel lock removal sockets, it just grabs on the outside of the lugnuts (smooth inside the socket) and they're nice and thin which will take them off if that's all you need to do. Of course you'll still have to either buy another set or find the right key to put them back on. Since you can buy this tool anywhere, it really does make them pretty useless though.
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if theyre OEM just go to the dealer and they can order it...
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i had this issue with my wifes suv, take it to just about any tire sales shop and they can remove it (itll be no longer useable) and buy a new set for like 30 bux.
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yea the dealerships usually have em, they go for about $30, atleast thats what acura charged me when i lost mine on my rsx type-s. or u can call mcgard or whoever makes the evo's wheel locks and theyll have u actually get a foam cup to get the impression of the lock and send it to them and they send it free i think, not sure about that. id try the dealership first if youre in a rush.
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So I realised I dont have the fitting to take the wheel lock off of my car, and I have no clue how i can take my wheels off now, where can I get a replacement or something, thanks
go to any tire shop, they will be able to get it off but they are going to r*pe u on the labor, and buy new lugs for them to put on. and dont LOOSE the new wheel lock
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Not trying to thread jack, but now i'm confused after reading all the replies. My car has locking lugs on it (one per tire). Are these different than the OEM wheel locks someone mentioned?

And to the OP a tire shop should be able to get them off. On my old car I had locking center caps but couldn't find the key, they got them off using needle nose pliers I believe (but those center caps weren't very good quality so that may not work on an evo)
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Any big tire shop should be able to help you out.

If its OEM, Try the dealer.

If its aftermarket... well minus well start figuring out a way to get them off.
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If its an OEM wheel lock you can email McGard and they will have you take a picture of the wheel lock and you can order a new one. I think the locks are $15. I lost the one for my car and that's what they had me do. http://www.mcgard.com/ContactUs
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my wheel lock is rounded so you cant put a socket on it, its got a star pattern in the middle, so im assuming mine arent OEM, but thanks for all of the imput
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