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#661439 - 2nd Feb 2012 12:08pm Vauxhall Corsa Locking Nut Key
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Hello

I have an 05 vauxhall corsa which was sold to us without the locking nut case but just the nut that used to rattle around the glove compartment, needless to say we have now lost the locking nut and have no record of the number for the right key. The front two tyres are now very bald and I do 60 miles a day motorway driving so the current weather conditions are making me a rather worried driver.

Over the last week I have spoken to and visited so many tyre places but not one of them has a nut that matches and can only suggest smashing them off and getting new ones.

I really don't want them smashed or welded off but do I really have no other option? I was told that using the car's chassis number you could find out the key but I have spoken to Vauxhall this morning and that isn't true apparently.

Very frustrated that even vauxhall can't get their own tyres off their cars!

Thanks

Michelle

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#661441 - 2nd Feb 2012 12:13pm Re: Vauxhall Corsa Locking Nut Key [Re: Michelle_Louise]
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I would be surprised if they would not come off with a slightly over sized socket.I am surprised the tyre places would not try that.I did it myself that way a few years back. It may round the edges of the locking nut but that is not the end of the world.

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#661443 - 2nd Feb 2012 12:14pm Re: Vauxhall Corsa Locking Nut Key [Re: Michelle_Louise]
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can you put a pic up of the type on locking nut
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#661449 - 2nd Feb 2012 12:26pm Re: Vauxhall Corsa Locking Nut Key [Re: Michelle_Louise]
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Unless you actually have the locking key I don't see the point in keeping them, if you get a flat tyre one night you are royally stuffed.

Look on eBay for a new set to match your car (or go down the breakers and pick up a few nuts). Have them taken off (get Kwik Fit to do a "free" brake check, you never know, they might take them off for you smile ) and then just put the new ones on.

Cheaper than having to be recovered laugh

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#661453 - 2nd Feb 2012 12:37pm Re: Vauxhall Corsa Locking Nut Key [Re: TheDr]
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Sorry I can't post a pic of type because we have lost it and that's the whole point we cant find out what type/key it is frown

None of the tyre places I've spoken to, kwik fit, national tyres, tyre guys, top gear tyres will or can take them off! Don't have the facilities....

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#661469 - 2nd Feb 2012 12:52pm Re: Vauxhall Corsa Locking Nut Key [Re: Michelle_Louise]
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i'd get them welded off or taken off some way then buy new ones, at least then you have the nut

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#661473 - 2nd Feb 2012 12:54pm Re: Vauxhall Corsa Locking Nut Key [Re: Michelle_Louise]
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we sell removal blades at work, but they are about £9 each and they are only a one use item. So you would need four for a full set (if you only have one locking nut on each wheel)

So that could be quite expensive, You just whack them into the locking wheel nut and it grips inside and you will then be able to remove it.

Other than that, i would suggest the same as everyone else already has.

Good luck

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#661491 - 2nd Feb 2012 1:05pm Re: Vauxhall Corsa Locking Nut Key [Re: Colt743]
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the way Ive seen it done is to get a nut welded to the locking nut and then remove it that way then sling them away and replace with new ones
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#661501 - 2nd Feb 2012 1:25pm Re: Vauxhall Corsa Locking Nut Key [Re: Michelle_Louise]
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I think you'll find a few of the "proper" mechanics in these places will have one in their tool box, it's not an uncommon problem.

J&M Speed (645 0881) can get a removal tool in for you next day for £23, might be cheaper than getting a nut welded to each one, depends where you go.

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#661515 - 2nd Feb 2012 1:56pm Re: Vauxhall Corsa Locking Nut Key [Re: TheDr]
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maybe but how often are you going to use the nut removal tool? seems a waste of £23 imho
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#661537 - 2nd Feb 2012 2:48pm Re: Vauxhall Corsa Locking Nut Key [Re: Michelle_Louise]
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"DIRECT TYRES" behind KFC in Rock ferry can get the nuts off they have the removal key, the man himself told me so. The nuts are made of soft mild steel, and the removal tool "hammers" on to the nuts. If not try bathers on the A41, let us know how you get on?
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#661539 - 2nd Feb 2012 2:49pm Re: Vauxhall Corsa Locking Nut Key [Re: reddragon]
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The front two tyres are now very bald


Originally Posted By: reddragon
maybe but how often are you going to use the nut removal tool? seems a waste of £23 imho


How much do the courts charge nowadays for bald tyres?

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#661540 - 2nd Feb 2012 2:50pm Re: Vauxhall Corsa Locking Nut Key [Re: Silverback]
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#661613 - 2nd Feb 2012 6:32pm Re: Vauxhall Corsa Locking Nut Key [Re: Michelle_Louise]
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I was thinking that too, but the other side is how much are you going to pay someone to weld four nuts to the locking nuts (without damaging the wheels), has to be a £20 job minimum, so for £3 extra you have the tool to do it in your tool box for next time.

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#661622 - 2nd Feb 2012 7:12pm Re: Vauxhall Corsa Locking Nut Key [Re: TheDr]
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pic of the nut?

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