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Old 02-20-2011, 08:04 PM   #1
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wheel lock FAIL help.

my lock key shattered....literally.

i cannot get my summer tire off! i have misplaced the packaging the wheel lock bolts came in...so i have no idea what the code is.

is there any way i can have the lock key replace without the code?

my locks are OEM bought from maranello.

thanks..........*mad stress.*
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Old 02-20-2011, 09:35 PM   #2
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my lock key shattered....literally.

i cannot get my summer tire off! i have misplaced the packaging the wheel lock bolts came in...so i have no idea what the code is.

is there any way i can have the lock key replace without the code?

my locks are OEM bought from maranello.

thanks..........*mad stress.*
Some garages have all or almost all the BMW wheel locks. Call one and ask. For example, Autotrend has many of them. Just have a garage remove your wheel locks and replace with another set.
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:41 PM   #3
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Old 02-20-2011, 11:36 PM   #4
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Torch.
Much better/easyer/cheaper ways!!!
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Old 02-21-2011, 12:37 AM   #5
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You could just get one of those fancy sockets for removing them.

Or if you look on the inside of the lock lug, it should have the number there too.
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Old 02-21-2011, 01:15 AM   #6
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The # is only visible from inside, at the end of the bolt...it would be too easy otherwise! lol
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The # is only visible from inside, at the end of the bolt...it would be too easy otherwise! lol
I've seen quite a few that are on the inside. Where the teeth are. I guess not all of them are like that.
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:05 AM   #8
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I have a special "Snapon" socket kit specifically for removing wheellocks. I have zero idea how to use it but if you want to take a stab or know somebody who knows how to use it I'm more than happy to lend it to you...


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Old 02-21-2011, 11:22 AM   #9
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Assuming the lug nut is still good and all you need is a new key, just go to the dealership with your car and get one of the parts guys (Mike at Maranello first guy that comes to mind) to come out with a lock set and figure out which one you need. That's what I did when I lost my key. The guy even let me use it so I could swap out the locks for regular lugs until I got new keys.
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Old 02-21-2011, 12:31 PM   #10
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a friend had this happen to him awhile back but only had one more lock to get off before the lock shattered on him. what we did was get a multi-tooth socket that was just a tad smaller than the lock nut/lug. We than heated/torched the socket until it was glowing red to expand it a bit, then we shoved that onto the lug waited until it cooled off, no water just normal air cool as you dont want the socket to become brittle. then used a ratchet to take off the lock nut/lug. worked like a charm. may not be the solution your looking for as you need to get all four off but sockets are cheap.
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Old 02-21-2011, 12:34 PM   #11
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ill check the dealer tomorrow.

and heres the key....lol
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:00 PM   #12
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Didn't apply enough force inwards. Those locks are very sensitive to that.
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Old 03-31-2011, 10:32 PM   #13
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yea wheel locks are garbage i have a snap on tool that takes them off with no hesitation if someone wants your wheels there gonna get them
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Canadian tire used to sell a tool that removed them, it had like 100 lead shafts that would slide in around the locked nut and remove it.

Maranello removed mine for free for me when i bought another set, might be worth asking.
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