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Lost key to puzzle style wheel lug lock

No room to beat a socket or a universal removal tool on over the lock, i have been to every tire store in town what few keys they had wouldnt fit my lock, i need a triangle shape key, i dont remember the name brand of the lugs

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  • its420_us May 11, 2010

    Dremmel's do wonders in tight spots.

  • its420_us May 11, 2010

    You can grind the edges enough to get a wrench on it, then replace the lugs.


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I had this problem once with locking puzzle lug nut with a deep inset. I had to use a peice of flat steel and hammer it in tightly. I used a pipe wrench to loosen it up. If thats impossible to do welding a peice of steel to the locking nut is the other option

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Go to a machine shop and see if they can make you one

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