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E36General discussion and technical help for (E36) 1992-1999 3 series cars. 318, 323, 325, 328.
Ok so i seem to have Misplaced my Wheels lock removal key. You know the same one that adapts to the star to fit the bolt with the funy pattern. well its gone!! and i have no way of removin my wheels with out it. Any ideas ive allready searched ebay with no luck on finind anything similar.
GAWD !! i just hope i dont havea flat anytime soon!
Here's a longshot, do you have original stuff from wheel lock co? (most don't) In original paperwork with locks is form with lock "key code" and order form to buy an extra key(s) (don't feel bad it happens to TONS of folks) I have some luck using a vice grip but that's "low probabilty) Tire places will normally try vice grip, some even have a half ass "fits all" but it doesn't fit all. Check all your "stash spots" -deep in glove box, console, trunk tool kit? It's a little late but...
Tip: re codes to radios, keys, wheel lock info - Take a sharpie, under tools in trunk lid WRITE DOWN code #s. Make sure you do it under a tool so it's not visible to "prying eyes"
heh, dont worry happens toa ton of folks, when i.. well actually i cant take credit for it, it was my bros, were buying the rims(bought em off another BMW) the dude that owned the car didnt have the wheel lock thing, so they drilled the hell out of the bolts, and took a chisel to it
Originally Posted by c1apton
I keep forgetting that - I have a great memory but it doesn't last long
Run out to Pep Boys or equivalent, and buy a tire repair kit & air compressor. Should run you well under 20 bucks, and will allow you to fix flats without having to remove the wheel. That'll give ya some peace of mind till you figure out what to do about that lock.
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ok here is a pik i just took anyone recognize these?
yea it's either McGard or Gorilla Locks. (they make similar style & they are hardened steel) You might be able to beat a socket over it & crank it out but it's going to be work. Drilling them would be a bitch. Another possible solution - chisel or straight blade screw driver into one of the patterns' upper left edges and tapping with a hammer (counter clockwise) to see if you can loosen it enough to spin off by hand. Just a thought.