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Old 02-28-2012, 03:18 PM
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Lost my WHEEL LOCK! What are my options?

I guess I misplaced my wheel lock and now I searched everywhere and can't find it. I need it so I can remove the tires off my car to get my lower ball joints installed.

What can I do to remove the existing lug nuts? I DO NOT want to order a replacement wheel lock from Acura for nearly $40, what are my options on removing my current ones ASAP ?

I'm thinking about just replacing all my lugs with some autozone lugs because I need them ASAP.

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Old 02-28-2012, 03:25 PM
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any tire shop will be able to remove your lock. or if you want you can use a socket that almost fits over the lock. bang it on with a hammer and remove it that way.
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:33 PM
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^yup.

i had a wheel lock snap off while still on the stud. i think i used a 3/4 socket to remove it but don't hold me to that. just hammered it on and it eventually twisted off totally.

keep in mind that you will ruin your socket, because the lock will most likely become stuck inside the socket afterwards.

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Old 02-28-2012, 03:43 PM
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^^^that is the best method...I had to replace mines because car came with no key!or replacement card
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:44 PM
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did the wheel locks come from acura-I have acura wheel locks and they exchange the locking lug nuts and put the non locking lug nuts in that case. You could go to acura/honda dealers and have them remove then as they have master keys.
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^leave it to a girl to show us all the way.

yeah OP, if it's the master lock key...just get to acura and they should have buckets full of them.
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thanks for the help, I ended up going up to the Acura dealership to ask if they had any... luckily they only had 1 used one left. it was the shops master lock key and he just ended up giving it to me for free
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I just went to the Acura dealer and they removed it for free in about 10 seconds
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You could do that or for 10 bux give the "Gator Grip" a shot. I believe our wheel lugs are 19mm so it should work. I broke a lock on my Lexus and used this an it worked. It basically uses pins that conform to any shape. It's marketed as a universal socket wrench.









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I'm assuming that's what thieves use ^
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so what can we all conclude from this thread?

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I have a few sets of TYPE S rims for sale if anyones interested...


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Originally Posted by JETSPD1477 View Post
any tire shop will be able to remove your lock. or if you want you can use a socket that almost fits over the lock. bang it on with a hammer and remove it that way.
saw this a few days ago lol

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Craftsman sells a bolt removal kit for like $10, you would need the set with #13,#14, and #15 in it. I have 2 sets and have used them more then once to save me from the aggravation. The gator grip that was mentioned above is also a good option to try...
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That bolt removal kit is crap. I tried it before and had no luck just stripped the hell out of it. Next time use a 19mm or 3/4" socket. Six point is best and hammer it on.
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I park my car on a steep incline, which is also very very narrow.. good luck to anyone LOL
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Go to AutoZone the have a set of sockets that comes with kinds of blades inside them u used the size u need for ur wheel lug nut I beleive is the 19mm or 3/4 hammer it untill is deep enough grab a braker bar longes u have an thats it u r ready to go problem solve good luck
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:10 AM
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Originally Posted by gatoferoz25 View Post
Go to AutoZone the have a set of sockets that comes with kinds of blades inside them u used the size u need for ur wheel lug nut I beleive is the 19mm or 3/4 hammer it untill is deep enough grab a braker bar longes u have an thats it u r ready to go problem solve good luck
they had it fixed-please read previous posts
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