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Wheel Lock help needed

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by hitmanx24, Mar 14, 2024.

  1. Mar 14, 2024 at 5:28 PM
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    hitmanx24

    hitmanx24 [OP] New Member

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    Hey guys. I need some help with some wheel locks. I bought this truck used from a dealership and it has a set of wheel locks on it that I never received the key for. I have tried every option I can think of to get these off but everything is a dead end. I went back to the dealer but they don’t have a key. I went to a Toyota dealer but it’s not theirs. I went to discount tire to ask them to take it off but they don’t have lugs “small enough”. I went to another local tired shop but they want to charge me $400 to get them off. I’m at my wits end with these.

    Does anyone know what brand these could possibly be so I can try to find a key online? The other lug nuts are McGard brand that I have found the correct socket for but this one on the picture I don’t. It is a 5 sprocket lock is all I can tell.

    Thank you

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  2. Mar 14, 2024 at 5:44 PM
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    Drive a socket that is slightly smaller in diameter onto the round section of the lug nut get a good bite and remove with a impact gun in reverse or a breaker bar or a rachet, you will mess up the locking lug nut but but you wikk be able to remove a wheel if you have a flat.

    You know that you only get flats while driving so get the locking lug nut off before you leave home.

    Replace with a lug nut that matches your existing lug nuts and be done with it, check you tube there are examples there.

    I've had to do this myself 20 min top to do all four.

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    Think like a thief and you'll get it off. I have seen pictures of sockets designed to take locking lug nuts off, but I can't remember where and I don't know how well they work.
     
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    Is it possible to take off the studs without removing the wheel?

    Seems like dealer should be on hook for it since they sold you the truck. Unless they specified it didn’t come with the lug key.
     
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    Maybe something like a Gatorgrip socket? Just make sure you get a deep well. Or something like this Irwin Boltgrip socket set? Again, you'll probably want to measure the locking lug to ensure the kit comes with the right size. You will destroy the locking lug with the bolt grip due to how it works so you'll need another lug nut.

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  7. Mar 15, 2024 at 10:19 AM
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    easy out socket for lug nut locks impact driver and hammer
     
  9. Mar 15, 2024 at 11:22 AM
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    Matco lug remover set

    And I bought this smooth tapered one that works too, just have to pound it on really good

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  10. Mar 16, 2024 at 4:08 PM
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    When you get them all off - replace with a common set for all four wheels. All of these "special removal" tools are in every thief's tool kit - so just concentrate on getting them all torqued right.

    I did swap all of mine for solid hex style lug nuts - without the factory jackets.
     
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  11. Mar 16, 2024 at 6:54 PM
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    Scrubbed some tires, and knocked a dent out.
    Yeh man, I swear Ive seen sockets with lots of metal pins on the inside that form around whatever its put on, like those toys that you could put your hand or face or whatever in that held the shape (not sure how the spring(s) or if there where any would work). Maybe it was just a fever dream tho..

    Still think hammering and impacting, then replacing is the best bet.

    EDIT: and once again I responded before reading replies.
     
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    This ^ or tack weld a standard nut on them and then remove.
     

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