Ouch, about 10 years ago I 'lost' a lug nut locking wrench for a
Trans-AM & had all of the locking nuts cracked off. A year later, I
found the wrench, duct-taped to the spare tire wheel. Search the car
for the key and look under the carpets for a "key registration
document." If this was a McGard system the registration number will
help you order a new lock key.
The '89 lock key part number is "Corvette 13049" but the insert on mine
isn't marked with a code. Dealers might have some cross reference
between a McGard ID number and the VIN -- worth a try.
The lock key pattern resembles those used by McGard--who made most of
the lug nut lock wrenches for OEM alloys on GM cars during the '80s and
'90s. You might check their web site or call their 1-800 number. If
they didn't do the '89 'vette cover lock bolts & keys they might know
who made them.
<< http://www.mcgard.com/custserv/ordering_info.asp (This page
includes examples of McGard ID registration documents that come with new
If all this fails, talk with a dental tech. It's probable that an
precise impression of the lock bolt head could be used to make a wrench.
Hard material, like that used to make dental partials might work.
Pray that the bolt threads aren't corroded and that they back out easily.
> Can anyone help? I lost (or some repair place permanently
> borrowed from me)
> the wheel lock key for my 1989 Corvette. Does anyone have any
> I bought a wheel lock removal kit by Sunex Tools, but none of
> the sockets
> fit the center cap locks. HELP HELP !!
> Thanks, Scott
Scott, I just bought a 1988 without a wheel lock key. Did you find a
way to get yours off? If so could you share that with me please?
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The original dealer might have the registration number. If so, get
reorder info from McGard << http://www.mcgard.com/default2.asp .
If that fails, have a dental tech make an impression of the lock face
and produce a "wrench" out of the metal they use for dental "partials."
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