View Full Version : How To Get Wheel Locks Off!



cosworth34677
06-23-2007, 09:06 AM
Ok I Have Lost My Wheel Lock Key Can Not Find It . I Get 4 Lugs I Can Replace The Wheel Locks With But I Need To Take Them Off How To Do It Without The Key?

P057
06-23-2007, 09:08 AM
wouldn't that sort of defeat the purpose?

cosworth34677
06-23-2007, 09:15 AM
Well If You Have Lost The Key .. You Can't Take Your Wheels Off To Repair Them Or Rotate Them ?? .. I Need The Wheel Lock Lugs Off !!

To Be Clear. I Need To Take The Wheel Lock Lugs Off To Replace Them With Reg Lugs

EK4Door
06-23-2007, 09:36 AM
They make a special socket just for this. It will ruin the locks though. Most any wheel shop should have one and I believe Advanced sells them.

P057
06-23-2007, 10:43 AM
I'd like to know what the point is of wheel locks if there is a device out there that you can use to remove them......:roll:

SVTd
06-23-2007, 10:47 AM
If a tree falls in the woods and no one is there to hear it, does it really make a sound?

.Seth.
06-23-2007, 10:53 AM
where did u get the locks from?

my old neon had a set from autozone so i went back to autozone when i couldent find the kit and got the same set again, and it had the exact same key

SleepingB18
06-23-2007, 10:59 AM
there are a few different universal sets out there. the point is that its more of a pain in the ass to get them off (takes more time switching sockets) plus, the person would have to know which set you have to find the right socket....

SVTd
06-23-2007, 11:04 AM
take a picture of it, I may have one that'll work.

I have a couple.

SleepingB18
06-23-2007, 11:19 AM
take a picture of it, I may have one that'll work.

I have a couple.

Boost any cars brian spilner? heh..

cosworth34677
06-23-2007, 03:17 PM
well i got it off .. i went to napa and they had a tool that takes off old rounded lug nuts so 30$ and no return on it i got the tools and got the lugs off .. o this was the factory mazda locks,went to mazda too, they said that they needed the key code # on the lock to replace it ?? ya that stupid !! so after telling them if you lost the key how could you get the number they said sorry ?? wtf

but new splined lugs and about two hours of work there off and the drama is over

Sneakin Deacon
06-23-2007, 04:31 PM
you can also get a lock set similar to your and hammer the lock on and take the lug off.

cosworth34677
06-23-2007, 04:43 PM
one of my friend also said a min ago that i could of use a old socket and hammerd it on the over the lug and that would took it off

LongFellow
06-23-2007, 05:47 PM
Sears sells a whole socket set designed to do exactly what you needed, Ive had to use it on three of my friends cars.

cosworth34677
06-23-2007, 07:15 PM
well ther off and the new ones are on ! but this tread has good info should put it in a how to or something

OMGVTEC
06-24-2007, 06:32 AM
I have those locks that auto zone and pep boys sells, their a joke seriously because they all have the same key. I want to find some locks online that aren't sold locally so it adds a bit more difficultly in getting them off.

mj008
06-24-2007, 01:39 PM
you can also use a pair of neddle nose visegrips

shinmei2006
06-25-2007, 06:07 AM
seriously this shouldnt be a how to...

TR has enough wheel theives

SPOONCIVIC
06-25-2007, 06:14 AM
if you spend enough money you can get wheel locks that aren't your everyday autozone.they make kits that are more of a one-off lock lug,just cost more.

senor honda
06-28-2007, 04:41 AM
I have several locking lug removal tools, but looks like you solved the problem.

Can you post some camera phone pics of what those wheel lugs looked like?-Bob

angelR82
06-29-2007, 02:46 PM
the point of the threat is dont waste your money on lug locks they can be taken off no matter what key style you have