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    Thread: Wheel Lock Key Broke - Non-VW Locks

    1. Member shunut's Avatar
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      10-04-2012 12:32 PM #1
      So yesterday while finishing up on my head gasket replacement I was taking of one of my wheels, and my lock key broke. The locks are McGard, but I don't have any of the original information on the. I talked to McGard this morning and sent pictures of the lug bolt and key, but in the meantime I'm wonder what, if anything I can do, just in case McGard doesn't come through. My biggest problem is I am driving to California on Thursday next week, so I need to find a solution before then, because I don't want to be stranded in the middle of the desert with a flat and not be able to change it.

      Here is a picture of the lug bolt, maybe someone has the same locks and I could use their key to take mine of and put on regular lugs for now.



      Thanks for the help and suggestions!

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      10-04-2012 01:15 PM #2


      come to think of it, that does look like the old mk3 wheel lock key. and mcgard does make the keys for vw

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      10-04-2012 01:17 PM #3
      take the lug to vw and see if they still have the old wheel lock set. if they do they may have the key

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      10-04-2012 01:32 PM #4
      I'll swing by VW tomorrow and see if they have one. Thanks for the suggestion and info!

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