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Old 05-29-2009, 11:06 PM   #1
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i feel stupid!!! Please help.

i see all the jeeps around my town with the tire carrier cover off(so you can see the tire) so i pulled the cover up, took off the two top lug nuts on it then on the third spot i thought it was a third lug nut but it was some weird thing, what is this? i thought it was a cap so i pulled on it, nothing, i tried pulling the tire but wouldnt come off. so what is this thing. I know i have to take the tire off to get the cover off. I feel real dumb cause of this but any help would be great.

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Old 05-29-2009, 11:28 PM   #2
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That sir is your wheel lock. You need the matching key to remove it the right way.

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Old 05-30-2009, 12:00 AM   #3
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check your glovebox
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Old 05-30-2009, 12:10 AM   #4
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Check the other 4 for a similar lug.
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Old 05-30-2009, 10:02 AM   #5
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as stated above check your glove box and console for a weird looking socket. If you dont have one Id say this is a perfect application for some large vise grips.
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Old 05-30-2009, 10:03 AM   #6
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how do I get the wheel lock off since I bought the jeep used and it didn't come with the key.
nevermind. ct-tj posted ^ before i published my question
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Old 05-30-2009, 10:05 AM   #7
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vise grips, or you could go the route of contacting the people that you bought it from to see if they still have it. I dont think you could identify the manufacturer, and then the right key.
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Old 05-30-2009, 10:40 AM   #8
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go to a tire/wheel shop. They have special sockets that will remove the locks without doing damage. They charged me like $20 to do all the wheels.

The vice grips might work if the lugs stick out of the rim...if their recessed then you better off getting to the tire shop.
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vise grip it off. there cheap
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Old 05-30-2009, 11:00 AM   #10
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I had one on my spare tire when I bought my jeep also. I just took it to a local tire shop and they took it off for free. mine was round with a star shape key cut into it and they had a key for a lugnut like that but not the exact one so they just pound it on and used there impact gun to brake it loose. I wouldnt use a vise grip if you have nice wheels just because there is good chance that you might slip and and hit/scrach a wheel with the vise grips.
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Old 05-30-2009, 12:37 PM   #11
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Check glovebox or under the passenger seat by the jack - that's where I keep mine.
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Old 05-30-2009, 04:04 PM   #12
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i just went and bought a special socket from oreilly's. gonna try it tonight after it cools down a bit.

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