Tyres & Wheels Just broke my wheel nut key!

Discussion in '7th Generation (2003-2008) [Acura TSX]' started by nauest, Saturday 13th Jun, 2015.

  1. nauest Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Hi Guys!

    Any tips on getting the Mc Gaud locking wheel nuts off without the key? My key just broke apart!

    I have replacement nuts at the ready.

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  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Where you using pneumatic or a powerful impact driver? the metal on locking wheel nuts is soft and that damage is too much torque.If you have the key code you can get a replacement key.
     
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  3. nauest Premium Member Club Supporter

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    No I was just using my normal breaker bar. I reckon the key wasn't seated on the nut properly. I use a torque wrench to tighten my wheel nuts.

    Where would I get it from, contact Mc Guard direct? I kinda need them off soon!
     
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  4. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Yeah mate get to the manufacturer do you have the key pattern code?
     
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  5. nauest Premium Member Club Supporter

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    If its the one on the key then yes!
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    Ah, no thats not the key code...Could be tricky in that case!
     
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  6. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Do you have the outerbox it may be on that or a small card with the key code.
     
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  7. nauest Premium Member Club Supporter

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    No, can't find either of those things. My key came in a bag with the dealership name on. My car folder doesn't have a key card.
     
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  8. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Tough you will need to get those locking wheel nuts off with a extractor. That why I prefer Honda ones if you have this issue Honda dealers have two dozen keys they can try and the one which works they can order the key for you even if you don't know the code.

    Aftermarket you are stuffed.
     
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  9. nauest Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Hmm, I'm slightly confused as to why my car would not have the original Honda wheel nuts on!

    Oh well, looks like I am going to have to talk to some garages or get an extractor. Might give the bash a socket on technique a go!
     
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  10. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    That's the problem people who think once you lose your Honda locking wheel you need to remove them and go aftermarket which is quite the opposite you can get a repalcement with Honda , people don't know that.
     
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  11. Nighthawk Guest

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    Got a replacement wheel locking nut key for the Civic (as I lost it) from HH, cost me less than a tenner.
     
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  12. roelfarm Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Your dealer should have a complete boxed set of McGard sockets. If they are any good and you speak nicely to them they may undo the nuts for free
     
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  13. nauest Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Are the McGaurds the original OEM nuts then?
     
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    My daughter didn't have the nut for her aftermarket locking wheel nuts on her Suzuki. I managed do buzz two off using my SDS drill on hammer only with a spike. The other two wouldn't budge so I managed to find a local garage that had a removal tool and he got them off for £20. she then had to buy new set.
     
  16. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    I am sure they don't have any marking on the OEM locking wheel sets to say they are manufactured by McGaurds,and by looking at the first picture that does not look like the OEM Honda one.