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Locking wheel nut (cover?)

Hi all,

I was going to take the rear wheel off the Gtv earlier and on one of the nuts, I encountered what I can only describe as a wheel nut with a kind of tin cover over it.
The cover was round in appearance and didn't appear to turn in any way.

I don't have any form of tool to remove the cover and attacking it with a pair of pliers was pretty pointless.

So I'm just wondering if there's a special tool that I could use to take this cover off, or should I just take it along to the garage and be done with it?

I've attached a couple of photos but they're not brilliant as I took them at night...

Any advice would be welcome.

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I have them on mine there is no thing to take it off... I just slowly prized it off with a screw driver.. There a pain I had a flat on the side of the m2 and it took me ages to take off
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There are two different types that I have come across on Alfas. One is a shiny circular trim that is firmly/permanently affixed to the head of the bolt. This is round and its diameter is less that the effective gauge of the bolt head. It is quite a shallow pice of trim, maybe a couple of mills. So you just ignore that and applly the socket directly to the underlying bolt.
The second type that I've seen is a shiny bolt cover that actually sits _over_ the bolt. This is shaped as though it were a real bolt head, as in it has corners. This is deeper that the first type, perhaps 20 mill or so. This type can sometimes be surprisingly difficult to convince to come off. But they do. With these, Alfa normally supply a plastic socket-type tool with which to grip the cover and just pull them out.
Unfortunately, from the photos I can't really tell, but from your description it sounds like the former.


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