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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 6th, 2014, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
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Lost locking wheel nut key

Hi all, just gone out to do something on the car and somehow I've managed to loose the locking wheel nut key. Are all off the locking wheel nut keys the same for the cooper s or are they all different? Thanks
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The locking wheel nut key on the first gen s is in the compartment in the boot on the left hand side in a little tool pack. If its not there tyre fitting places can normally remove locking wheel nuts or you can buy a tool to remove them which you can probably get from halfords or ebay
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They are normally a different pattern for each car, and Main agent sometimes has a nut that will remove them, a sort of universal fitting one, so you could ask them to remove them if you cant find yours and then buy some more.
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the genuine mini locking nuts are marked with a 2 digit number and can be ordered, look in your documents, the number may have been recordered in one of the delivery booklets.

if not you can buy locking nut removal tools on ebay, if that is not an option for you try going to your local tyre shop, they are used to this problem and will be cheaper than a garage look for a a small friendly independent shop, not Kwik fit ect, they will rip you off.
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I had the same issue just last week on my cooper s that I have just bought, I found out that mini dealerships have a master set which they will match up to your wheel nuts (Obviously go in the mini) whilst you wait. a new locking key is £10 and mine took 2 days to arrive, at this price its not worth the cost of messing with a removal tool or even paying a garage to bash off and replace with an aftermarket set.
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I love you Gav!

I was worried sick about this and now I know it can be fixed for £10.

Thank you,

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