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    Lost Locking Wheel Nut Key

    Just got back from the garage where I have been to have my rear tyres replaced, only to find that the locking wheel nut key is not in my glovebox any more! I have an S60R and now have no locking wheel nut key pattern. It is what I believe to be the Volvo one, it has a flower shape as the key, does anyone know if these keys be bought from the dealer or am I going to have to butcher them off?

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    The locking wheel nuts fitted to your car are made by Mcgaurd and are oe fit. Take your car along to the dealer and they should have a master key. Use that to remove all the other locking wheel bolts and then purchase a new set. Be warned, they are not cheap. About 60 all in for a new set.

    I have recently purchased a new set of the same locking bolt set from PFV. Half the price and you can send off for a spare key too if you include a cheque for about 11. Happy days!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oakes C70 T5 View Post
    Just got back from the garage where I have been to have my rear tyres replaced, only to find that the locking wheel nut key is not in my glovebox any more! I have an S60R and now have no locking wheel nut key pattern. It is what I believe to be the Volvo one, it has a flower shape as the key, does anyone know if these keys be bought from the dealer or am I going to have to butcher them off?
    If main dealer cannot help, do not attempt to butcher them off yourself. They are made of hardened steel and you will almost certainly damage your alloy. They need to be removed with a specialist tool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeT5 View Post
    The locking wheel nuts fitted to your car are made by Mcgaurd and are oe fit. Take your car along to the dealer and they should have a master key
    my local main stealer hadn't got a master key, they same they need the serial number off a card in the glovebox (like that was still going to be in there in a 8year old car lol) so they could order a spare. I'm sure Rufe got someone a spare key by taking a pic of the bolt head & sending it to McGuard in Germany

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    Any dealer can order the master kit with all the fittings (Sockets) and then you will get the number off that.
    A dealer will not order a spare socket because of the famous data protection act.

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    You can buy a set of removal tools from Screwfix and other places that will remove just about any locking bolts.

    http://www.screwfix.com/prods/94826/...t-Remover-4-Pc
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    Thanks for your help guys, I'll give the dealer a call in the morning.

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    Noo No No!
    All you do is this. You will not in all likelihood get these bolts off without a key - believe me I have tried! First, check your boot or owners handbook wallet - you may have the McGard guarantee card with the key code. If not, photograph the end of the bolt now and email it to McGard.com in the States. They will get back to you later today/tonight with the code, then contact McGard.de in Germany, they speak English, and for about 15 euros, will send you a brand new key in a few days. You could send your pics to Germany instead - but it is a bit more interesting doing it globally, plus, they are eight hours behind so still at work. I have done this myself, and was recommended to do so by Rufe. Do a search on the forum for more details.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flatout Phil View Post
    Dealers are hit and miss, and charge the Earth (Rufe is an exception).
    my local dealer actually said they couldn't get me a key but could sell me a complete new set, i asked them how that was going to help get my current wheels off & they admitted it wouldn't lol

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    I had the same problem few years back when lost key for my c70.

    I was able to remove very easily with a imperial socket at a slight angle, did no damage at all.

    Don't understand why some members say to avoid it, just replaced them with normal bolts, got 4 for 6 quid deliveried from salvo

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    Quote Originally Posted by p fandango View Post
    my local dealer actually said they couldn't get me a key but could sell me a complete new set, i asked them how that was going to help get my current wheels off & they admitted it wouldn't lol
    You surely dont have a good dealer ie;useless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmie View Post
    You surely dont have a good dealer ie;useless.
    i'm just not getting to the right people, receiption always call just anyone from parts department even tho i ask for Oliver by name

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammyUK View Post
    You can buy a set of removal tools from Screwfix and other places that will remove just about any locking bolts.

    http://www.screwfix.com/prods/94826/...t-Remover-4-Pc
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    Quote Originally Posted by HammyUK View Post
    You can buy a set of removal tools from Screwfix and other places that will remove just about any locking bolts.

    http://www.screwfix.com/prods/94826/...t-Remover-4-Pc
    i tried the Halfords removal sockets & couldn't get my McGuard locking wheel nuts off because they've got a spinning collar around the edge

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammyUK View Post
    Hey Hammy, no need to hide. Some people seem to be able to get McGards off with these tools, but I can't: that said, I think an air wrench might dig in but if that sh@gs the outside of the bolt, isn't one a bit stuffed? and my not particularly friendly local tyre man tried the previously successful oversize socket trick to no avail.
    The spinning collar on later ones makes the job even more of a dog.
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    It's worth a go at that price - if not then it's easy enoung to drill the head out
    start with a 6mm and work up till the head goes
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    Quote Originally Posted by HammyUK View Post
    if not then it's easy enoung to drill the head out start with a 6mm and work up till the head goes
    i tried drilling mine out & even after half an hour it had hardly marked it, there made of toughened metal

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    Quote Originally Posted by p fandango View Post
    i tried drilling mine out & even after half an hour it had hardly marked it, there made of toughened metal
    Chrome vanadium - not known for it's drill friendliness - which is why they use it.
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    Can recommend speaking to these guys to see if they have anyone in your area who is running their system - it works, is non destructive/damaging as well
    http://www.dynomec.co.uk/indexEnglish.html

    Had an issue earlier this year when both my front locking bolts had seized, the locking key sheared and whilst I could get a replacement I couldn't get them to shift. Took it direct to these guys, 10-15 minutes both were off - and I was able to re-use the bolts as they we'rent butchered so the 10 a nut felt like money well spent!

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