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#1 Old 08-15-2012, 07:22 AM
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Question Broken Locking Wheel Nut Key

Wife got a second flat tyre in two weeks, driven over nails twice

All this wheel changing has taken it's toll on the locking wheel nut key, the pattern inside has cracked and split and it no longer grips onto the nut.

Called dealer and it'll take them at least a week and £50 to get in the right set. As it's the six weeks holiday we need the car to get about more than usual.

Is there anyone in the Southend area who can help me, and let me borrow a key to get the wheel off so I can get the puncture repaired?

Part number is H3246300

Or is there somewhere in the Essex area I can buy a replacement key
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Why are they ordering a "set"? All you want is the keyed removal socket and the code for that is in the bag that the Keyed socket and spare wheel nuts came in

Probably the cheapest option if you want to end up with a set of nuts that use the same key is to purchase on ebay a set of genuine Hyundai locking nuts and key for £9.99 ebay item 261080235766 and a locking wheel nut removal tool from screw fix or ebay.


Quickest way if you are in the RAC is to have them remove it and then replace with a standard nut. But would they remove the other 3 for you or would you still have to buy the tool?

There's also local mobile tyre fitters who will remove the nuts at a price, a quick solution but will probably cost more than the original £50.

When you do get it sorted finish up with the threads copper greased.
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if you are really stuck, buy a emergency repair aerosol can which is available from any decent spares outlet, pumps the tyre up and seals the puncture in one go (handy thing to keep in the boot for emergencies



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Find a tool truck that sell one of them sockets for removing lock nut.. any tire shop should have one in somebody' tool box, or shop equipment.

I have MIG welded regular nut to top of lock nut and remove that way.. made used cars pay for it too,, my MIG welder and my time.

After you get them lock nuts off, toss them in a pond and put regular nuts back on

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The garage should be able to repair the puncture without removing the wheel. Put it up on the lift, remove the nail and insert the plug.

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Ignore the Youtube Link I posted above on how to remove a Locking nut without a key or removal tool using a good quality hardened socket instead. This one is much better. Good advice from sbr711 to throw them in a pond and fit regular nuts, if it's that easy to remove them anyway.


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I guess the dealer wanted to make a buck, which is why they said I needed to order the set.

I got the i10 to limp to a local tyre fitter; the guy didn't have the removal tool and tried to get the locking nut off with a screwdriver and hammer. It didn't work. I then limped onto another tyre fitter (a big brand name) and the guy basically complained about how it took him ten hours to get the locking nuts off a Jaguar and he also couldn't do anything. By this point the puncture had graduated to a full split and the tyre no longer held any air. I then went onto a local garage and within seconds they got the locking nut off for a tenner! I got the spare on and then went on to get the tyre replaced, but not at the tyre fitters I'd already been to!

The other locking nuts are still on, so I'll check out the suggestions you guys posted.
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Wife got a second flat tyre in two weeks, driven over nails twice

All this wheel changing has taken it's toll on the locking wheel nut key, the pattern inside has cracked and split and it no longer grips onto the nut.

Called dealer and it'll take them at least a week and £50 to get in the right set. As it's the six weeks holiday we need the car to get about more than usual.
Should be covered under warranty. We would replace the set under warranty as they are known to break.. Not very often but they should be "fit for purpose"..
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