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    Default Need New Key for Lock Nut on '04 Silverado LS EXT 5.3L

    I recently came across a blowout on my rear passenger tire and when attempting to remove it I was unable to loosen the lock nut. It has a special key that is used to remove it, but mine appears to be stripped. The shop was eventually able to get it off but the key is completely shot. I would like to find a replacement for this key so I can remove the other three and replace them with regular lug nuts. Any ideas where I can find one of these replacements???

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    Air chisel works just fine, I took mine off this way no problem.
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    If you have the number for the key you could email the manufacturer for a replacement or as stated prior air chisel will make short work of removing them
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    Did you look in the glove box? the "key" is a socket that fits the wheel wrench, it is usually stored in the truck, usually in the glove box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RayVoy View Post
    Did you look in the glove box? the "key" is a socket that fits the wheel wrench, it is usually stored in the truck, usually in the glove box.
    Yea I know. I have the "key" it is stripped though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leroy.jr1025 View Post
    Yea I know. I have the "key" it is stripped though.
    Sorry, I read that and them forgot what I read (need face palm).

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    No need to buy any parts or tools you don't already have. Just take your truck to any wheel/tire shop. They should have a special socket that can remove locking lug nuts. Just have a shop take them off. That is such a mundane task, most shops should do it for free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McClintoc View Post
    No need to buy any parts or tools you don't already have. Just take your truck to any wheel/tire shop. They should have a special socket that can remove locking lug nuts. Just have a shop take them off. That is such a mundane task, most shops should do it for free.
    I've tried that, none around me have them. They tell me they are made specifically to a certain key. Obviously for protective reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leroy.jr1025 View Post
    I've tried that, none around me have them. They tell me they are made specifically to a certain key. Obviously for protective reasons.
    None of the shops will have the specific key socket that will remove your locking lug but they should have an air wrench socket that will go on the outside of the locking lug nut. This socket will dig into the metal of the lug nut and take it off. Any tire shop should have this socket on-hand. I used to work at tire shop and we used this socket all the time. I swear, about half the people that had locking lug nuts on their cars didn't even know it so when you asked for their key socket, they had no idea where it was. We removed locking lug nuts on a daily basis with the "grabber" socket I am talking about. I don't see how any tire shop could operate without one.

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    AIR CHISEL ------- 5 minutes your done

    Any reputable tire shop should have the universal key, keep trying other shops.

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