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Help Locking Wheel Nut's.......Help!!!!!!!!

I have had my cambelt replaced this week and the garage has lost my locking wheel nut!!!!!!

I won't say which garage it is yet but it is supposed to be a reputable one. I first noticed it was missing when the locking nut box was open but without the key in it. I soon called them and they gave me the usual "have you looked in the glovebox" rubbish. After a few minutes of not getting anywhere one of the technicians on the phone suggested that my wheels don't have locking nuts!!!!!! Oh. My. Word. They must think i was born yesterday. And then
another phone call later they said that there wasn't a locking nut present in the car!!!

So how did they change the cambelt then??????? By magic??

I am sick and tired of garages promising to call you back and they don't.

The problem I face is how do you remove the nuts from the wheels now? Will the alloys end up getting damaged?
Can a new key be re-ordered?

Getting tired of these garages who won't take responsibility for their work!

Makes me wonder if they have done the cambelt at all.
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If you have the code you can order a replacement key ( assuming they are the original AR locking bolts )
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If you have a main dealer nearby they normally have a master if you need it.
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Thanks chaps! I do have the box with the code on it. Will make a visit tomorrow!

Shouldn't be too expensive should it?
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Thanks chaps! I do have the box with the code on it. Will make a visit tomorrow!

Shouldn't be too expensive should it?
About 34 last time a bought one, as I broke it. Ooppps.
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Hmmm not as bad as i thought.

take it your nut's were too tight, coxy1?

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Hmmm not as bad as i thought.

take it your nut's were too tight, coxy1?

These things happen when you get your big tool out.
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This is where I ordered mine from with the code from the box, a lot cheaper than the dealers

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This is where I ordered mine from with the code from the box, a lot cheaper than the dealers

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I've used them before, very very good & quick service.
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cheers chaps. it seems to have resolved now!
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Having read the comments on the forum re lost locking wheel nuts I have found a company who will send you replacements with no need for a code.You just take a good photo of the locking wheel nut with your phone and send it to them with your payment and they match the photo to your wheel nut and send you the wheel nut key.An Alfa key is 29.99 and you can order a second key with 10% discount.They do keys for a host of car makes.The company are very efficient and friendly and it is a very easy fix to this predicament.The company can be contacted at "www.LockingWheelNutKeys.co.uk"
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