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Unread 11-21-2009, 09:39 PM   #1
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I need a favor... anyone in the SW Chicago burbs?

I need to weld sockets on to these locking lugs that the key is stripped out for. I do not possess a welder though. I'm also looking to find someone that can help asap as I have brake work that needs to be done.

So if anyone is interested, I would compensate, simply for welding on five sockets to five lugs to five wheels.

Thanks!

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Unread 11-21-2009, 10:47 PM   #2
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why dont you go get a new key. its probably gunna cost way less than wasting 5 sockets. im sure the dealership has one.
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Unread 11-21-2009, 11:31 PM   #3
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It isn't that easy. McGard makes the key and they either want the code from the card that comes with the key, which I don't have, or I have to take foam off a coffee cup and get the pattern by imprinting it there and sending it in. Plus they also want a $15 check to replace their lifetime warrantied part.

I'd rather do away with the locks altogether so I bought a cheap socket set from autozone. So I want to weld them on so I can remove the locking lugs once and for all.
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Unread 11-22-2009, 12:04 AM   #4
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I don't understand. The nuts are stuck on the hub. You can drive them off with a cold chisel and a hammer. I have done this before. Time consuming but not that hard, I had to do about 5 and it took about an hour.
Craftsman 3/8 x4 in. Cold Chisel

You could also use a nut buster. I don't know how well it would seen as i have never used one but i like the idea. I guess there is a possibility of you damaging the studs, but you can be gentle so to speak.

Craftsman Nut Cracker

hope that gives you some cheap fix ideas.

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Unread 11-22-2009, 12:05 AM   #5
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Well either one of my methods will destroy the nuts.


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Unread 11-30-2009, 07:10 AM   #6
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I had the same problem and took a thin wall socket and hammer and drove the socket onto the lock. Used a breakerbar and put even presssure on it and came right off. It worked 4 times on four locks.
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Unread 11-30-2009, 09:35 AM   #7
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I ended up doing the same thing, thanks.
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