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Old 20th May 2005, 07:55   #11
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Re: Lost my BMW wheel lock key, what to do???

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I don't know if this will work on the BMW locks, but I've read that on some wheel locks, if you can find a tight-fitting, sacrificial socket, you can hammer it onto the wheel nut or bolt. The interference-fit might be tight enough to allow loosening. It that works, you'll probably want to buy a new lock (and a new socket).

This is why most wheel locks (except mcgard spinning) are jokes to a dedicated 'custom wheel harvester'....
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Re: Lost my BMW wheel lock key, what to do???

As a last resort I'd call the Snap-on guy.
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Old 29th November 2005, 16:34   #13
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Re: Lost my BMW wheel lock key, what to do???

And I finally got my 2 new 'front stock' sized rims..and am ready to take my E-bay purchased new-to-me used Winter tires..to my 'quality' mechanic..and no wheel lock tool in sight!

I have no way to take the tires/wheels off... and I'm at least 170km from the nearest BMW location. That's just freaking great. They never gave me the thing when I bought the car. From a BMW dealership... I might add. And the dealership I bought it from..is 400km away.


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Re: Lost my BMW wheel lock key, what to do???

Are wheel locks standard? I have cleaned my wheels and don't recall seeing a wheel lock. What do they look like? Photo of one of my wheels is attached (just happened to have one!)

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Re: Lost my BMW wheel lock key, what to do???

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Are wheel locks standard? I have cleaned my wheels and don't recall seeing a wheel lock. What do they look like? Photo of one of my wheels is attached (just happened to have one!)

Thanks for your help.
Not standard from what I remember. You certainly don't have one in that photo.
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Re: Lost my BMW wheel lock key, what to do???

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And I finally got my 2 new 'front stock' sized rims..and am ready to take my E-bay purchased new-to-me used Winter tires..to my 'quality' mechanic..and no wheel lock tool in sight!

I have no way to take the tires/wheels off... and I'm at least 170km from the nearest BMW location. That's just freaking great. They never gave me the thing when I bought the car. From a BMW dealership... I might add. And the dealership I bought it from..is 400km away.


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Nuts - sorry, poor joke.

You'd have to get them to send it to you. I bet they have no idea which one it is though. Most dealers keep the key away from the vehicle for security reasons. I had to remind mine just before I drove the 250km home.
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Re: Lost my BMW wheel lock key, what to do???

The sad part is, I have to drive 25 km to my mechanic and the weather is perfect for that right now. By the time such a wheel lock device gets here, my time will have passed and the weather will be nasty again. Like, undriveable, with the dunlop 9000's.
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Re: Lost my BMW wheel lock key, what to do???

The dealer should have one if it's the BMW wheel lock set. I had a rear tire replaced, but forgot to mention the lock key in the trunk--- was not a problem.
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Re: Lost my BMW wheel lock key, what to do???

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The sad part is, I have to drive 25 km to my mechanic and the weather is perfect for that right now. By the time such a wheel lock device gets here, my time will have passed and the weather will be nasty again. Like, undriveable, with the dunlop 9000's.
One mechanic trick is to get a socket that barely fits over the lock, hammer it on, and then remove (now non reusable) lock and socket. I think 6 pt. works best for grip. Try SAE for metric sizes and vice versa.
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Re: Lost my BMW wheel lock key, what to do???

talked to my shop of choice..they have a BMW master key. All is sort of well. I still need one myself. I'm not going to be stranded on the highway with no way to help myself.

I mean, I just rebuilt the DSP amplifier last night. I am not without capacities or resourses. And I don't blindly pay for anything. Ever. Unless it's sex, she's great, and it's cheap. Ie, a coffee. Like that's going to happen tomorrow.
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