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    Default No key to my lock nuts, solutions?

    Bought my vx 3 weeks ago, when I went to change break pads found that the key for the locknuts is not in the car.
    I called Holden and bob jane to ask for a solution. They both said I'd have to drop it in and pay for however long it takes (could be up to 4 hours for them to bash them off).
    I dont want to put my car in for them to turn around and say it took 5 hour and charge me $600.
    Anyone had this problem?
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    most bob janes have a tonne of locknuts keys for this problem so ask if they can do that, if its a holden locknut you can bet theyll have the key for it ( i used to work there )
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    Cheers,
    Yeah thats what I thought and I asked him but he said they would have to force it off.
    Would locknuts come with the wheels or could they have come stock?
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    I got mine off at the local tyre place. They just got a socket a size bigger a smashed it on. No damage to the rim and only cost me $45.

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    I was about to try that but dont want to make it even harder to get the lock nut off.
    I mite try the tyre places around me see if they will try find a key that comes close to fit, or a cheap solution
    If im looking at bloody $200+ I think I'll attempt it myself.
    Sucks cause I really gotta change my pads soon, got a bitta squeak.
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    A socket is the easiest way, you hammer it on 'firmly' so that it can be removed from the locknut afterwards. Shouldn't take four hours, less than 30 minutes it usually about it.

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    lol, holden locknuts can usually be removed with a socket if hit hard enough on.
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    Yeah, I was not going to pay for four hours labour.
    Ill get a socket and give it a go then.
    Cheers guys
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilkesy View Post
    Cheers,
    Yeah thats what I thought and I asked him but he said they would have to force it off.
    Would locknuts come with the wheels or could they have come stock?
    really depends, if the are geniune holden 15" wheels they generally dont, 16" maybe it depends on the age of the mag, 17" and above have them.

    if you get other ( non-holden ) they generally all do have locknuts no matter what size
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    They are 17's
    Got holden logo on them but not sure who put them on,
    Didnt get any history with the car, its a '9C1 police pack' but dont know who's had it since
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