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Old November 5th, 2009, 18:48   #1
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Default What size is the lug nut "key"?

I would like to get an aftermarket one that fits directly on the 1/2" drive....so I don't have to get the one out of the trunk every spring/fall.
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Old November 5th, 2009, 19:23   #2
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I would like to get an aftermarket one that fits directly on the 1/2" drive....so I don't have to get the one out of the trunk every spring/fall.
The key is 17MM, just like the lugs.
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Old November 5th, 2009, 19:44   #3
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I'm looking for the star shaped side of the key...not the hex side.
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Old November 5th, 2009, 20:35   #4
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I would like to get an aftermarket one that fits directly on the 1/2" drive....so I don't have to get the one out of the trunk every spring/fall.
It's probably good to get into that area of your car at least every 6 months to check on condensation & the like.
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Old November 5th, 2009, 22:42   #5
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I would like to get an aftermarket one that fits directly on the 1/2" drive....so I don't have to get the one out of the trunk every spring/fall.
If you are referring to the anti theft bolt you will have to go to the stealer. There are about 16 different sizes I believe.
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Old November 6th, 2009, 03:51   #6
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To avoid the problem of a misplaced key, I got 4 regular lug-nuts and covers. The probability of someone stealing stock wheels is pretty low...................
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Old November 6th, 2009, 05:58   #7
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I'm looking for the star shaped side of the key...not the hex side.
This is considered to be custom key. VW has 10 different types of these. You might need to ask at the dealership.
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Old November 6th, 2009, 06:04   #8
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15 different ones, actually, there is no "size".

If it bothers you that much just put regular wheel bolts in (I do that with all my cars...never had a wheel stolen yet).

The wheels should be coming off at every service anyways.
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Thanks all! I think I'll get 4 regular ones and do away with the key. It's not too often that I ever park in a 'vulnerable' area anyway.
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Old November 6th, 2009, 16:28   #10
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I bought a rounded nut remover from Princess auto, used it to remove some lock keys on my suv.

It has a reverse thread, used it with an impact gun worked really well.

Except for after getting the first one off, kinda just staring at the lock nut now enshrined it my new tool, should of bought a vice too!
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Old November 6th, 2009, 19:09   #11
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I bought a rounded nut remover from Princess auto, used it to remove some lock keys on my suv.

It has a reverse thread, used it with an impact gun worked really well.

Except for after getting the first one off, kinda just staring at the lock nut now enshrined it my new tool, should of bought a vice too!
Chrome 12 point socket hammered on is a lot cheaper than a special tool
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Old November 9th, 2009, 14:10   #12
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Me to !!

anti theft lugs ..............................GONE 3 years ago. If they want the wheels wich i doubt (very rare situation) well they can have them, I'll get NICER ONES !!

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