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Wheel lock question

rwlc5

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Bel Air, MD, USA
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1999 Torch Red Roadster/Oak/Oak
Just purchased a 1999 convertible. Manual says the wheel lock key is in the left storage compartment along the trunk rail. Can someone be more specific. Also, assuming it is simply missing what are my alternatives? I think I have located the original owner and I am trying to see if they have a records of the key number.
 
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Karl Snedeger

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I have had good luck using a 7/8 twelve point socket hammered on the lock and then using the impact wrench to get it off. I have had to do this more than once and always works. You just have to get the right size socket on the lock.
 

Ken

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Hermosa Beach, CA
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1987 Z51 Silver Coupe
Karl Snedeger said:
I have had good luck using a 7/8 twelve point socket hammered on the lock...

It's an all-too-common method used by wheel thieves. :(

_ken :w
 
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Karl Snedeger

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True it is used by theives but I always looked at these locks to keep an honest man honest, a theif will always find a way.:confused
 

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