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Old 03-21-2012, 01:52 AM   #1
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Bmw Hubcap/wheel cap wont fit back in?

Recently bought a 2000 528i and the previous owner took the hubcaps off and now i cant seem to get them back in. I tried inserting it in then turning the hub cap to lock but it still falls out.
Is there a specific tool i need to get these back in? Or any other ways of getting them in without buying tools?
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Old 03-22-2012, 01:54 PM   #2
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Are you talking about the plastic caps the go over the bolts to cover them?? If you look carefully in the back of the cap there is a thin plastic piece with a hole in the middle. Now look at your rim and there should be a round dot. Make sure your line up this plastic piece on the cap with the dot on your rim. If u are having another issue with it not holding them sorry cant help you out there.

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Old 03-23-2012, 04:10 PM   #3
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Im talking about the one that looks exactly like this:
http://www.google.ca/imgres?q=bmw+wh...55&tx=48&ty=38

So no not the plastic caps that go over the bolt.
But thanks for trying
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Old 03-24-2012, 12:02 AM   #4
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You mean you can't put them back on because the previous owner broke them all, which is why they weren't on in the first place.
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:14 PM   #5
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Im talking about these wheel caps.
Anyone have an idea how to fit them in? Didnt work for me
Do I need tools for this?
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:17 AM   #6
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There should be a tool in the trunk (hexagon, plastic) that fits over the center, and you just turn in clockwise, and it should stay on.
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:19 AM   #7
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tools looks like this:

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Old 04-04-2012, 01:24 PM   #8
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Hey Klips on your second cap picture (The one that is looking from behind the cap.) You see around the Black circle trim close to the very bottom. Its like a black thingy sticking out. Find on your rim a similar hole or dot where this should line up with! Look carefully it should be there. Then make sure you line the cap up with this hole when you are instaling the cap on your rim. Makes sence?? Hope this helps ya.

And no you dont really need that cap tool to put them on the rim. Its more for when trying to take them off.

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Old 04-04-2012, 02:59 PM   #9
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thanks for the help guys. Will give this a try once I get home.
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