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    Thread: I lost my wheel lock key! What do I do?

    1. 08-19-2003 03:16 PM #1
      THese are the locks that VW put on the car, can the Dealer look up my VIN and produce a new key for me?

    2. 08-19-2003 03:19 PM #2
      maybe.... but if you want a quick fix get a socket thats just a lil to small and beat the bastard on to nut then slowly crank off

    3. 08-19-2003 03:41 PM #3
      Take it to the dealer.....they have the keys to the locks....

      once you get them off, get some new ones......OEM lock are very expensive, even replacement keys....yo can get a new set of locks for cheaper than a new key


    4. 08-19-2003 03:48 PM #4
      if it comes down to it...spot weld a nut on the outside of the wheel lock the same size as your the oem lug bolt or lug nut. This what i had to do because the dealer lug keys wouldnt work.

    5. 08-19-2003 04:15 PM #5
      Quote, originally posted by Luckyzeee »
      Take it to the dealer.....they have the keys to the locks....

      yEP...they have master keys. They shouldn't charge ya anything to take it off.

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      08-19-2003 04:33 PM #6
      ahh i've had MANY troubles with lugs. taper the points on a 12-point 19mm socket. (i think it's 19, check it on the lug. it should be JUST too small) slam it on with a BFH and then use a breaker bar. throw out the lugs and replace them with regular ones.

    7. 08-19-2003 04:35 PM #7
      Cost me almost 30 bucks for a key. Just buy a new set after the dealer takes them off.

    8. 08-19-2003 04:47 PM #8
      I had the same problem. I took it to the dealer - long story but I was able to get them to take off the stock locking lug nuts without charging me .

      Dealership should be able to do it for you


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      08-19-2003 05:05 PM #9
      Quote, originally posted by Luckyzeee »
      Take it to the dealer.....they have the keys to the locks....

      once you get them off, get some new ones......OEM lock are very expensive, even replacement keys....yo can get a new set of locks for cheaper than a new key

      The dealer does not have copies of all the keys. Neither dealer in Rochester had the correct key to fit my locks when I lost mine. I was also missing the key code card for the locks, so I was unable to order one.

      On a whim, a friend of mine at work and I tried the key from his '99 Wolfsburg and it matched. I borrowed his card and called McGard (They made the MkIII lock sets.)

      A new key shipped to me was about $12.

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    10. 08-19-2003 05:15 PM #10
      I kept everything the dealer gave me when I bought it, I'll go find that card!

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      08-19-2003 05:33 PM #11
      and then get regular lugs! don't deal with the key junk, they'll strip on you when you need them to work!

    12. 08-20-2003 09:12 AM #12
      Yeah I plan to...nobody wants to steal my stock wheels (That's why I still have them).

    13. 02-26-2010 09:25 AM #13
      This is true - after I lost mine this week the dealer told me that they don't have the right tools for most of the locks. Gave me the same advice someone else posted here - bang a socket until it fits and then crank it off with that.
      Alternatively if you can find a cold chisel that bangs in and has a hexagonal handle that can work as well. It's also something you can ratchet (hex handle) without ruining a socket.

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      02-26-2010 11:50 AM #14
      BANG A SOCKET ON IT!!! IMPACT!!!!! BWWAAAAA!
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      02-26-2010 12:05 PM #15
      Quote, originally posted by EvilScottBaio »
      This is true - after I lost mine this week the dealer told me that they don't have the right tools for most of the locks. Gave me the same advice someone else posted here - bang a socket until it fits and then crank it off with that.
      Alternatively if you can find a cold chisel that bangs in and has a hexagonal handle that can work as well. It's also something you can ratchet (hex handle) without ruining a socket.

      its been six and a half years, i think hes got it taken care of by now


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      02-26-2010 12:59 PM #16
      Quote, originally posted by ruck »

      its been six and a half years, i think hes got it taken care of by now

      Sure hope so!


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    18. 02-26-2010 01:03 PM #18
      WTF? There's a rash of 5 or more year old threads getting bumped lately. Can no new people read?
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      02-26-2010 02:25 PM #19
      i think the new people are finally learning how to search. now if we can just teach them how to not bump old threads...

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      02-26-2010 02:28 PM #20
      Quote, originally posted by _supahtim_ »
      i think the new people are finally learning how to search. now if we can just teach them how to not bump old threads...

      Have to take the good with the bad

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      02-26-2010 02:46 PM #22
      wow... read a bit of that thread

      thats the absolute last thing i would try to get the bolt out


    23. 02-26-2010 02:54 PM #23
      Stands to reason some other "new" people (I've been a member here for over seven years, BTW) might find themselves in the same situation and, like me, use the search engine to find a solution. So I posted the info I got recently for that audience. I'm so terribly sorry for wasting all the cool kids' time with my post.

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      02-26-2010 03:07 PM #24
      its alright, hopefully it doesnt happen again

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