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edy2001uk

Help - Locking Wheel Nut Removal

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Hi, I am new to the forums and have just bought an Aygo to repair and use as my daily commute, however it has a set of locking wheel nuts on the alloys and I have no removal nut, as the car came from a salvage company.

I dont have the previous owners address to write to them yet, as I am awaiting the v5. They appear to be the ones that spin on the outer edge and therefore the removal sockets do not work on them.

I have a pic of the nut type does anyone have any suggestions ? I cannot move the car currently as it needs work so a trip to the dealership is out also. I do have a pic of the type though and the the Aygo is a VVTI Black 2006.

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have a look at this

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I've used that method before, it also shows why locking nuts are a waste of time too.

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Thanks for this, but the type he is removing does not have the rotational collar, as shown in my pic. If you hammer a socket or try a reverse thread, the collar just rotates. When I get my v5 I will try the previous owner, also thinking of creating a clay cast of the shape and sending to McGard.

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Contact your Toyota dealer and send them the photo. They can then order a matching locking wheel nut key from the photo.

Devon

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if you can get an imprint off the nut you could make a removal tool by getting a piece of round metal bar and putting some pins in the end of it and using that to undo the nut

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Agreed you can't use the method shown with the Toyota set as the collar spins to stop this. I had an new Avensis and the locking nut were in the boot compartment. Toyota could not find them so my company asked them to remove and get a new set. They drilled out the center and used an easy out to remove.

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Thank you for all your replies, posting this in case it helps someone else in a similar situation ...

Mc Gard told me they did not supply Toyota in the UK, but helped me out by pointing me in the direction of Evo & Farad, after speaking to both and sending my pic, Evo have confirmed its one that they supply and I have ordered a replacement direct.

I did not receive a response from my local Toyota dealer via e-mail ;-)

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edy2001uk a few questions....

1/ Have you received the wheel nut key yet?

2/ Did the key work?

3/ How much did they charge you?

Could you also be so kind as to provide the Evo and Farad link to this thread, I'm in the same predicament.

Thank you

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