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i bought my 2017 used and i cant find a lug nut key to take off the "locking" lug nuts, is this a factory lug nut and any other place where i could get a lug nut key to remove them, or best bet to contact dealer


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google it, you can get a socket that is just a little to small and hammer it on, then take it off. I have done it many times. The socket will not be usable again because you will never get that locking lugnut out. Not sure what type of lock that is but I have done it on many types. Usually buy 4 sockets and throw them out. I do not recall what size, but I think its dependent on the lock.
 

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If you bought it from a dealer take it in and have them remove them. It was probably throw out when the cleaned it. Make sure you check under the passenger seat in case its with the jack stuff
 

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Most any decent tire store will have a tool to get them off, then just replace them with new. No way to get a new key without the original code that came with the locks.
 

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You can get a reusable removal tool:

https://www.grainger.com/product/12C594?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI6uPElNPd5AIVeSCtBh2_vw83EAQYASABEgKkkPD_BwE&cm_mmc=PPC:+Google+PLA&ef_id=EAIaIQobChMI6uPElNPd5AIVeSCtBh2_vw83EAQYASABEgKkkPD_BwE:G:s&s_kwcid=AL!2966!3!50916772557!!!g!82128473037!

... or a limited use, similar but not as robust tool, through a variety of places, even Amazon. I find that only having the more costly high quality, re-usable tool around -- actually, a set of various sizes of all such tools --

https://www.tooltopia.com/sunex-tools-2840.aspx?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=paid_search_google_pla&adpos=1o4&scid=scplpSUN2840&sc_intid=SUN2840&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIkIKO7NTd5AIVh7zACh2DuAX5EAQYBCABEgI_2_D_BwE

... is sufficient proof against, say, leaving the locking key in place on the last wheel to go on, which is invariably that corner which passes over the sewer grate at the sharp turn at the bottom of our hill, at precisely the correct location to swallow said key the instant it pops off the aforementioned last wheel to be torqued....
 

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If you bought it from a dealer take it in and have them remove them. It was probably throw out when the cleaned it. Make sure you check under the passenger seat in case its with the jack stuff
Passenger seat, rear under floor storage or glove box?
 

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seems like there should be a generic key to fit it
Well, if there was then it would kind of defeat the purpose of a wheel lock, wouldn't it?
 

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I've used the socket trick -It works!

1st try I used a cheap socket it split.

2nd try I used a SK socket it worked fine. Then Just beat out the lugnut and go on with life.
 

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McGard makes our wheel locks/keys. Contact them.
They can't do anything without the code from the locks which is on the registration card that came with them.

Guessing that since the truck was bought used, that paperwork is missing.
 

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They can't do anything without the code from the locks which is on the registration card that came with them.



Guessing that since the truck was bought used, that paperwork is missing.
yeah i went through all paperwork didn't see any registration card, i'll still try and call them tomorrow

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most dealers have a complete set of keys and can remove it and tell you which key you need.
 

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I see you live in New York.

Take the truck to the Bronx, put it on blocks and wait. ( blocks are optional, should make it quicker)

I'd sit near, once they remove the tires, jump out and yell. They'll run away, leaving the tires.

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I see you live in New York.

Take the truck to the Bronx, put it on blocks and wait. ( blocks are optional, should make it quicker)

I'd sit near, once they remove the tires, jump out and yell. They'll run away, leaving the tires.

You're Welcome!
Funny!! But with any of these locks, wheel locks, trailer hitch locks, trailer tongue locks, just google how to break them and watch the video's of how easy they all are to break off with very minimal tools.
 

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Funny!! But with any of these locks, wheel locks, trailer hitch locks, trailer tongue locks, just google how to break them and watch the video's of how easy they all are to break off with very minimal tools.

Unfortunately this is too true locks only keep honest people honest.
For the time it took to read all the posts you could of took a socket and had them all off already.
also a lot of the locks can not be tightened very well, you might be able to grab it with channel locks and take them off
 
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