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How do you take the wheel off of a 1999 passat wagon? It has a weird looking star-shaped nut on it and it looks like the center of the wheel has a nut to take off also.

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There are just five lug bolts the one that looks like a star is your locking lug nut to prevent theft. look in your trunk for the tire jack it is usually with that if you have one if not go to your local vw store they should have the one you need to remove your wheel DO not loosen the large center bolt that is what hold your axle in place.

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