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How do I remove the center lug on wheel?

I got a flat tire yesterday on my 05 touareg and to my surprise there was a center lug on the tire, under the wheel cap that is holding the tire on. Now, this lug seems to have a crazy star shape to it, which is huge, that very obviously needs a special tool to remove. How and where do I get this damn tool on a Sunday? And why do I not have it with the rest of the stuff I have to change my tires?

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On our Mazda3 the special lug removal tool was in the glove box in a blister pack with spare lugs. After having the car serviced the tool dissapeared and after searching I found it in the lug removal vrench where the dealership mechanic left it. Hope this helps. Alex

Posted on Nov 23, 2008

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These are called Torx bolts/nuts and they are intended to prevent theft, any store like Sears will carry the Torx (also called star) line of sockets, they are also available on line from different tool outlets, Carquest and Napa auto parts should have them too.

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