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Old 03-28-2016, 01:16 PM   #1
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Remove Locking Wheel Nut Without The Key

hello there!! A friend of mine has Porsche PAnamera MY 2012 and he has lost the wheelnut locker and I would like to ask you if there is a way to remove the Locking Wheel Nut Without The Key of . My only issue is not damage the rims. Thanks

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Old 03-28-2016, 01:36 PM   #2
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Get the lugnut key from the Porsche dealer. They should have on record which key the car needs and if not the should have a full compliment of them on hand that they could try to figure out which is the correct key.
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Old 03-28-2016, 01:38 PM   #3
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reverse thread drill bit.
drill it out, that's what I did.
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Old 03-28-2016, 02:00 PM   #4
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Most indy Pcar garages have a set also.

There's a code on the trunk sticker that tells which one you need.
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My impression is that those are not that much of a deterrent. With a different car, I was at the shop and had forgotten my lug key at home. I asked if that would be a problem, and they just chuckled. No.
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Go to reputable tire shop and ask if can take the locking lug nuts off. They usually have a tool that cuts itself into the nut so that it can be unbolted. Nut gets destroyed in the process but you can just replace it with a regular one (buy in advance before destroying the locking one!). Real wheel thieves have the same tool so the locking nuts are only a pita.
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I used a 23mm deep well socket to remove mine. Trashed the lugs, but wanted to replace them with non-locking lugs anyway
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I used a 23mm deep well socket to remove mine. Trashed the lugs, but wanted to replace them with non-locking lugs anyway
+1 on this method. Drive the socket onto the wheel lock using a sledge. Both the socket and the locks will be ruined, but that's no big deal.
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Just buy the locking lug removers, ~$45 new.
Will not damage rims and is as easy as removing a regular lug nut.

Or buy my set for $25 + shipping. Used 4 times only (4 locking lugs removed)

The lockers are absolutely no deterrent to a pro as they can be removed as fast as a regular lug nut with these lug removers.


The round pin is for knocking the lug nut out of the socket. I think they are 1/2" socket drive if I recall correctly.

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Can you tell me what tool set that is. I bought one at O’Reilly’s Auto that had a 13/16 and 1 in reverse threaded sockets. Both were too small to capture the lug nut. Yours look like they might fit. No joy at Harbor Freight either. Help,
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hello there!! A friend of mine has Porsche PAnamera MY 2012 and he has lost the wheelnut locker and I would like to ask you if there is a way to remove the Locking Wheel Nut Without The Key of . My only issue is not damage the rims. Thanks
If it's a Porsche locking lug, probably is, the parts dept at your local Porsche dealer has a key kit. They did mine, on an 01, no charge. (The sold me 4 lugnuts at a kinda inflated price, tho.)
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I got rid of my locking lug nuts. If you want to, contact Woody!
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Can you tell me what tool set that is. I bought one at O’Reilly’s Auto that had a 13/16 and 1 in reverse threaded sockets. Both were too small to capture the lug nut. Yours look like they might fit. No joy at Harbor Freight either. Help,
This Steelman set looks fairly complete ...

https://www.amazon.com/STEELMAN-78537-16-Piece-Locking-Master/dp/B00JF5F420
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I have had good results with a regular 12 point socket wrench driven on with a hammer. I use it on the outer (smaller) part of the lug, not where the locking tabs are. Here's a post from a while back:
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... The lug- key that came with the car worked great on the first three, then split as I was taking off the fourth. No hammering or abuse. It just reached the end of it's design-life and split. Glad I wasn't out on the road.


It's been covered on the forum before and I have done it quite a few times now with salvage cars. At home in my garage it's not a big deal.
-Take a 12 point 17mm or 11/16ths socket and drive it onto the lug with a hammer.
-Give it some short taps with an impact wrench, then spin it out.


My opinion of these lugs is that they do not provide any real protection and they do cause a potential hazard. Any competent thief can remove your wheels in less time than it would take for most people to find the lug key. If the lug key is lost or breaks while you are on the road, you are stranded. You can not change your tire until someone comes along with a tool to get it off.

Glad this happened today. It reminded me that I still have to replace the locking lugs with plain ones on one of my other cars.
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If it's a Porsche locking lug, probably is, the parts dept at your local Porsche dealer has a key kit. They did mine, on an 01, no charge. (The sold me 4 lugnuts at a kinda inflated price, tho.)
Same thing happened. I brought my car to the stealership to have them program a new remote key and asked a favor to borrow a key socket. They got 3 cases of key sockets but none was a match.... Then the mechanics just went ahead with wedging a socket and removed them with no sweat. Great but then I figured oh **************** now I had to buy 4 lug bolts from them!

Luckily the parts dept only had one in stock and the mechanic gave me 3 used ones laying around for free!
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These locking lug nuts seems to only lock out the owners instead of the thieves. If a thief wants your wheels they will get it. They are better equipped to take them off than we are.
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I got rid of my locking lug nuts. If you want to, contact Woody!
How do I contact Woody?
I should have taken mine of long ago before I. Ksplace my stud adapter.
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How do I contact Woody?
I should have taken mine of long ago before I. Ksplace my stud adapter.
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I did a search by username. Woody came out with 2 results but the user barely has a few post to his name.
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I did a search by username. Woody came out with 2 results but the user barely has a few post to his name.
You must have made a mistake. When I click search and enter itsnotanova I get page after page of results. Do the PM!

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