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Locking Wheel Nuts Stuck

Hi, my locking wheel nuts on my i30 are stuck and apparently over tightened. The garage said they were so tight it has snapped the key and that they are unable to remove them. Does anyone know what to do, i really need the car back on the road?
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If they have enough access,, TIG or MIG a plain old wheel nut on top... Tool trucks around here sell special socket that grab theft nut to aid removal

Toss them in scrap bucket and put plain old wheel nuts back on

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If they have enough access,, TIG or MIG a plain old wheel nut on top... Tool trucks around here sell special socket that grab theft nut to aid removal

Toss them in scrap bucket and put plain old wheel nuts back on
Hi, thank you for the reply, do you know what these tools are called?
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... The garage said they were so tight it has snapped the key and that they are unable to remove them. ....
So you are at a shop that removes tires multiple times every day, and they can't remove stuck lug nuts? And now you are researching teaching them how to get it done? Frankly, if this was my shop, I'd be way too embarrassed to say anything like that to a customer, and would drive it to someone who does know how to get them off, without saying a word to the owner about it. Perhaps you should bill them for the automotive training 101 class that you're doing.
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So you are at a shop that removes tires multiple times every day, and they can't remove stuck lug nuts? And now you are researching teaching them how to get it done? Frankly, if this was my shop, I'd be way too embarrassed to say anything like that to a customer, and would drive it to someone who does know how to get them off, without saying a word to the owner about it. Perhaps you should bill them for the automotive training 101 class that you're doing.
They actually called and said that they are unable to remove them and that i will need to come and collect the car as they are unable to do the work until the locking wheel nuts have been removed. I am now stuck with a car that can not be repaired until i can get these nuts off. I am located in London UK if anyone knows of someone that is able to taken them off?
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The best tool for removing lock nuts with is the correct key. If some idiot has over torqued them so tight that it breaks the key your going to have trouble removing them with anything else. That'll be why the garage isn't wanting to get involved.

This tool isn't cheap but it's the best tool I've come across for removing lock nuts without the key. I'd be surprised if your local tyre & exhaust place doesn't have one. It might be worth popping in to see if they can help.

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DYNOMEC Locking Wheel Nut Removal Tool
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Try a regular socket that you hammer on to grip these things. Then get a complete set of regular set of lug nuts, widely available, and throw those locking nuts in the trash where they belong. The only purpose is to inflate the profits. Any self respecting thief can defeat those stupid things in a New York second.

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Any self respecting thief can defeat those stupid things in a New York second.
Yeah right....the garage couldn't even remove them with the key
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Yeah right....the garage couldn't even remove them with the key

A heavy duty impact socket driven on with a small sledge hammer would certainly grip the locking nut to remove it.

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A heavy duty impact socket driven on with a small sledge hammer would certainly grip the locking nut to remove it.
I don't think this will work on the ones i have, they have some sort of rotating ring on the outside to prevent someone from doing this.
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