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How do you bet a broken wheel lock off??? I got a new lock in then i tried to get the old one off, and i broke the key!!!! So i gotta order a new key! BUt how can somebdoy get the old one off??? The key wont get it off anymore? Gator grip?
 

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hahahaha i was using just the wrench in the trunk and i was tightenging it up and it broke!!! No air ratchet or anyhting, just pure muscle! I dunno how i can get it off?
 

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hahahaha i was using just the wrench in the trunk and i was tightenging it up and it broke!!! No air ratchet or anyhting, just pure muscle! I dunno how i can get it off?
damn. you must have torqued them a little too tight last time you put them on. Bring it to the dealership or a wheel/tire shop and have them remove them.
 

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dang....yeah i say ur best bet is to take it to a wheel and tire place. They will surely have the tools to get it off.
 

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the best place to go to would be a Lexus Dealership, They have master sets that could take them off. Of you can have some use a air hammer and try to take if off. Most tire shops only have universal tapered tread type, which may or may not work depending on whether or not the shop use them right.
 

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This happened to me too, and to my brother on a GS400. Be careful when removing/installing wheel locks, and use a torque wrench if possible. They are really easy to break if overtorqued.
 

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Did you break the key that goes over the nut, or the lock nut itself?

I broke 1 lock last season trying to install winter tires. The dealer that installed my summer tires overtightened the nut and I broke it in half while trying to remove it. I had to drive the car with 3 winter tires and 1 summer tire for 2 days (do not try this at home, as it is very dangerous). It has taken a ton of effort to remove the stuck lock. I ended up using dremel to cut an opening in the locking nut, then drilled a hole in the lock and put a metal rod in it. Eventually, I was able to remove it. It has taken a ton of effort to get done. I also scratched one of my rims a little in the process.
 

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It is very possible to break the wheel lock key thing, the shop I was at that installed my springs did it. The thing just stripped with the gun, dunno why. So we had to take a socket and beat it on the lug, then take a socket wrench with a cheater bar and take it off. It would NOT come off any other way, it was on there EXTREMLY tight.... So I was driving on 4 lugs for the night, but the next morning I called my dealer and told them about it and they gave me a brand new wheel lock key and 2 brand new key lock lugs for the front for free. I also got a free alignment while I was there :D
 
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