Went to have my tires rotated yesterday, but the guy said he couldn't
find the "wheel lock." Does he mean "wheel lock key?" At any rate,
what does this look like? I can't find anything like this in my car.
Awhile back I found something that looked like it went with a ratchet
set and I didn't know what it was, so I gave it to my brother (thought
someone left it in my car). Was that it?
The lock key is a piece of metal, a few inches long and, if I remember
correctly, a little smaller around than a toilet tissue roll (without
the paper). One end has six sides and fits into the lug wrench, the
other end has a design that is specific to the lugnut on the car.
It looks sort of like a socket. One end fits on the
goofy-looking lug nut, and the lug wrench fits over the other
end. After having the "key" insert in mine start falling off,
I finally ditched the goofy lug nuts and have normal ones now.
Has anybody with a Miata ever had wheels stolen?
Grant Edwards grante Yow! Now I understand the
at meaning of "THE MOD SQUAD"!
Probably the wheel lock key since it looks like it goes in a ratchet
(actually a lug wrench) and should have been somewhere in your car since you
can't change a tire without it. I keep mine with the lug wrench in the
trunk of the car. If you can't get it back from your brother, you may be
able to get a copy from the manufacture if you know who that is and the lock
was registered. Otherwise, you'll need to take it to a mechanic to have the
locking lug removed from each wheel (not sure how they will do this, perhaps
a big set of vice grips with a long cheater bar). Good luck!
Gus (91 BRG)
That's the trouble with anti theft devices. You only really know when they
don't work. For all I know, I've been putting up with the hassle of wheel
locks and the club for nothing since my car may never have been the target
of a thief.
Gus (91 BRG)
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