How to Remove a Locking Lug Nut Without the Key

Solve the problem of a lost key to your locking lug nuts.

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You’ve got fancy wheels with locking wheel locks (special keyed lug nuts), and now you’ve lost the key. Forget about grinders and chisels. Pick up a locking lug nut remover set (from an auto parts store or $20 from amazon.com) and pop the socket onto your ratchet or impact wrench. The reverse spiral teeth dig into the lug nut and spin it off. These sockets also work well with ordinary lug nuts that are stripped. Of course, the spiral will ruin the lug nut, but at least you’ll get it off without all those nasty tools. Just buy a new lug nut and you’re back in business.

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