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Locking Wheel Nut Removal

How to Install and Remove Security Wheel Nuts and Bolts

Installing Locking Wheel Nuts | You Will Need The Following Equipment


Locking Wheel Nut

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Torque Wrench

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Installing Locking Wheel Nuts

1. Remove one original security wheel nut or wheel bolt from each wheel of your vehicle. When replacing the wheel later, remove the Security Wheel Nut/Bolt first and install it last.


IMPORTANT – Before installing the locking wheel nut, please always check that the wheel lock nut has the same thread, seat, and shaft/overall length as the original nut/bolt! 

2. Install each locking wheel nut/lock by hand on each wheel. Do Not Use an Impact Wrench when tightening the wheel nuts. Make sure that the key pattern is firmly and securely engaged into the wheel nut lock pattern. Using the provided key and a torque wrench, tighten each wheel nut lock with the torque specified in your vehicle's manual. Apply axial pressure on the torque wrench in the direction of the locking wheel nut to prevent the provided wheel nut key from slipping or jamming. Turn the wheel by hand to check whether it rotates freely and without impediment. Verify that the minimum thread engagement into the hub assembly is 5,5 revolutions of the fasteners. Certain wheel nut locks/bolts are a 2-piece design. If the locking wheel nut has a floating seat washer/rotating collar ensure that this is attached to the lock nut/bolt before installing.


We do not recommend the use of oil, grease or lubricants on threads.


3. Turn the wheel by hand to check whether it rotates freely and without impediment.


IMPORTANT Do not use an impact wrench: this can damage the locking wheel nut, key, and your vehicle. After the first thirty miles, please check again that the locking wheel nut sits properly, and if necessary re-tighten it with a torque wrench. So that you can access your locking wheel nut key in the event of a wheel/Tyre change, we recommend that you keep your locking wheel nut key, the original nuts/bolts for your vehicle, and the installation instructions in a secure place.

We Can Supply Locking Wheel Nuts for The Majority of Vehicle Manufacturers 

Removing tight locking wheel nuts/bolts

CAUTION You are recommended to wear protective gloves and goggles when removing tight wheel nut locks!- Firstly, tighten all the standard hex bolts on the wheel with the over-tightened locking wheel nut to reduce the pressure on the the actual locking wheel nut. When tightening the standard bolt fasteners, make sure that you do not damage the thread. 


NOTE: Contrary to the instructions for installing the locking wheel nut, an impact wrench is a suitable tool for removing wheel nuts that are too tight. When the first attempt fails to loosen the wheel nut, try again. The impact wrench must exert an adequate torque.

Remove the Security wheel nut with the locking wheel nut. Use a suitable loosening tool, e.g. an impact wrench, spider spanner, or ratchet. When loosening, you must always use the loosening tool to exert pressure on the security wheel nut and locking wheel nut's longitudinal axis. This ensures that the locking wheel nut engages exactly into the coding of the security nut and does not slip or twist out. 


​Make sure that the loosening tool you use is not applied obliquely (at an angle). Oblique applications can cause the locking wheel nut key or coding’s to deform or fracture. 

When the loosening procedure described above fails, please loosen (on four hole rims) the standard fastener/bolt opposite the locking wheel nut. On five hole rims, loosen the two standard fasteners/bolts opposite the locking wheel nut. After loosening, repeat the procedure described under (2). 

After loosening the locking wheel nut, remove all wheel nuts/bolts, and install the new wheel. Install the locking wheel nut lock in accordance with the instructions supplied by the manufacturer.

TIP - Lifting up the car on a car lift/jack during the following action can be beneficial


When undoing the security wheel nuts, please fix the locking wheel nut wrench in axial direction/towards the security wheel nut by hand in order to avoid or minimize any tipping / side load.

www.LockingWheelNut.Shop™ cannot take any responsibility for injuries/damages however incurred. If in doubt please consult a professional in order to perform the above procedures.

We Can Supply Locking Wheel Nuts for The Majority of Vehicle Manufacturers 

Buy Locking Wheel Nut Online - No Security Code Required !

We can supply the majority of all 'Locking Wheel Nuts' for most vehicle manufacturers. Buy your 'Locking Wheel Nut' online. We do not require the Wheel Nut Security Code! Go to the 'Shop' page to purchase your 'Locking Wheel Nut'.

If you do not have a 'Locking Wheel Nut' security code, simply follow our '3 Step Process' below or follow the 'Step by Step' guide on the FAQ Page. We can identify your original 'Locking Wheel Nut' from a clear image of one of your security nuts or bolts on your wheel. We're Specialists in the true sense of the word; identifying and supplying Genuine 'OE' Locking Wheel Nuts and 'Aftermarket' Locking Wheel Nuts. That's what we do! We don't sell any other parts. Buy from the experts and 'Purchase Your Locking Wheel Nut Securely Online today'.


Go to the 'SHOP' page to purchase your 'Locking Wheel Nut'. If you have a 'Security Key Code' you can enter it there. If you don't have a 'Security Key Code' follow 'STEP 2' & 'STEP 3'.


Take an image of one of your Security Nuts/Bolts on the wheel with your mobile phone. Take the image close-up and face-on, so that we can see the Security Pattern Clearly.


If you do not have a security key code; please take an image of your 'proof of keeper' document and 'ID'. For a list of acceptable documents, please refer to the '3 Step Process' - FAQ Page.

TIP If ordering via Security Key Code/Julian Code; take an mage of one of the security nuts/bolts on the wheel - so that we can check that the wheel locks fitted match the security code given 

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