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how to get locking lug nuts off

This is a discussion on how to get locking lug nuts off within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; just realized today that my car has locking lug nuts from the factory. i bought the car used in july ...

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    how to get locking lug nuts off

    just realized today that my car has locking lug nuts from the factory. i bought the car used in july and the tires were new. i never really gave it much thought until i was getting the car ready for a trip and decided to check to see if i had them. of course there is no key for them anywhere. thanks in advance for the help

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    Go to the dealer or hammer a larger socket over it, saw that done once but you'll need a new lug nut.

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    I had FireHawk and I just hammered on a socket to all of them worked fine. Now I have a set of sockets with some reverse threads in them that will thread over the lug nut and break them loose.

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    i will just put the regular lugnuts back on once i have to take them off. ive got plenty laying around here. i hate the locking ones. how easy can you hammer the socket on there

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    Tire shops usually have the tool to take lock nuts off.

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    I just used a socket that was just a little too small to fit wasn't hard at all. Cheap ones might split though.

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    It aint hard, just use a socket thats a nats ass bigger, 12 point is best.

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    first dig around in the t-top compartment for the key. I had the exact same thing happen and the key turned up back there about 6months later. Not sure where it was hiding up to that point because I looked back there at the time. Just showed up one day.

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    just hammered on a socket to all of them worked fine

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    I'm Lazy So I went to the dealer

    They have a set of master keys. I bought four regular lug nuts and they took the locks off and put the regular lugs on while I waited (had an appt.) It was like 20-25 $

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