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monstarach
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Jun 17, 2016, 3:48 PM

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Does anyone here know where to find a place to buy a key for this lug nut?



Alternatively, any ideas on how to get off the ones on my tires, 4 in total one for each tire.

If it helps, I have a '96 Saturn, SL2


(This post was edited by monstarach on Jun 17, 2016, 4:01 PM)


Hammer Time
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Jun 17, 2016, 3:55 PM

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Just take the car to a tire shop. They have tools to remove those old locks and then you can just go buy a new set. You'll never find the right key for the old ones.



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(This post was edited by Hammer Time on Jun 17, 2016, 4:04 PM)


monstarach
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Jun 17, 2016, 4:01 PM

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Re: Where to find lug nut key Sign In

The problem is my brakes are out, can't move the car.

I just need a way to get them off on my own.


Hammer Time
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Jun 17, 2016, 4:04 PM

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I think you're out of luck unless you spring for a tow truck. You shouldn't have waited until the car wasn't drive-able.



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Tom Greenleaf
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Jun 17, 2016, 9:26 PM

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Re: Where to find lug nut key Sign In

It's a 1995. Nobody who wants to steal your wheels is going to fuss more than a couple minutes with some (wont say) tools to remove those faster than you can find a lug wrench so get rid of them for regular lug nuts matching the others exactly.


This is still a common road call for me. How special - lost key - flat tire and the outside spare over tailgate had another of those lug nuts to lock it so TWO to remove. Fixed in no time, by me temporarily and knew owner so sent him off to get new regular lug nuts for all. I only had 13/16th hex nuts to put on and the vehicle was 3/4" hex lug nuts so needed new but could do by himself.


If really think it's necessary to have something just buy a set of new ones with the matching key socket,


T



(This post was edited by Tom Greenleaf on Jun 17, 2016, 9:27 PM)






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