Peugeot 406 Locking Wheel Nut Removal - walter plinge
I have recently bought a 406 with a rather nice set of alloy wheels. Went to check the front disk pads yesterday and realised that there is locking wheel nuts on the car (unsurprisingly!). A quick check of the interior of the car and a quick phone call to the previous owner reveals that the tool to remove the locking wheel nuts is missing (Damn!). How easy is it to "shear off" the wheel nuts (this is what loacl peugeot garage quoted a large amount of money for).
Is this something I could do at home e.g. 6' of scaffold onto end of wheel brace? Is there really no way of Peugeot supplying another key tool (the local garage says not)?

Lastly, and most importantly, the car is an estate. Please, please could anyone suggest and hidey-holes in the car that I may have missed. Where would the tool be stored for a new 406 estate?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Regards,

wally.
Peugeot 406 Locking Wheel Nut Removal - Dynamic Dave
Is there really no way of Peugeot supplying another key tool (the local garage says not)?


Not unless you've got the serial number of the key, in which case Peugeot *should?* be able to order you one.

One of the many ways to remove the locking bolts is to hammer a slightly smaller socket over it and rely on the interferance fit to hold it whilst you undo it. There are other ways, such as purchasing a dedicated locking wheel nut key removal tool. If you've got breakdown cover, I would imagine they would already have one. Might be worth giving them a call first.
Peugeot 406 Locking Wheel Nut Removal - Armitage Shanks {p}
I momentarily had this problem, when I mislaid both of the unlocking sockets. A set of 4 new bolts and socket were cheaper than buying a replacement socket alone, from main dealer.
Peugeot 406 Locking Wheel Nut Removal - Galaxy
Try going to a tyre depot.

They probably have to deal with this sort of thing quite often.
Peugeot 406 Locking Wheel Nut Removal - bell boy
yes a tyre dealer will have the answer

ive written the answer but darent post it in case some toe/rag reads it and uses it for devious means
Peugeot 406 Locking Wheel Nut Removal - jc2
Most tool stores stock sets of special sockets for removing these nuts but they destroy the nuts in doing it.
Peugeot 406 Locking Wheel Nut Removal - David Horn
Local tyre depot. IIRC there are only so many possible patterns so they might have a matching key.
Peugeot 406 Locking Wheel Nut Removal - defender
an ordinary socket with a roll pin in between the socket and the nut takes of most locking nuts
Peugeot 406 Locking Wheel Nut Removal - LeePower
I hope it aint the early 4 pin type of Peugeot lockers, They are real fun to get off!

Most main dealers have a box full of old keys that might fit them.

The later splined type ones are easy, They are so easy it aint worth fitting them in the first place.
Peugeot 406 Locking Wheel Nut Removal - walter plinge
Thanks for all of your answers. It was in a tyre depot that I was 1st alerted to the problem - they said that they couldn't help. I have purchased some of the reverse thread tools for £9 off of ebay to hopefully solve the problem - I'll let you know how I get on.
Regards,
wally.
Peugeot 406 Locking Wheel Nut Removal - David Horn
I reckon finding some dodgy looking yoofs and offering them a tenner to get the wheel nuts off would be cheaper. :)
Peugeot 406 Locking Wheel Nut Removal - bell boy
you really need to slightly hammer these on and then ideally use an airgun to be succesful,make sure you use the right size if they come in a box of four or it will be a gas axe next.
Peugeot 406 Locking Wheel Nut Removal - walter plinge
Just a quick message to put a conclusion to this message list, and to heap loads of praise for both those that replied to my message, and especially to the company who helped me to get the wheel nuts off. The company in question is BRIXHAM TYRES at Torbay Trading Estate, New Rd, Brixham, Devon TQ5 8NF Tel: 01803 858307. The guys there are complete and utter stars!!! A not inconsiderate amount of sweat and tears from them finally managed to remove the nuts with no damage at all to the wheels of my car, and fitted the car with standard nuts. Despite my protestations, they would only accept a token payment for the work done.
If there are any readers of this site who live in south Devon, I would wholeheartedly recommend this place to them. I am not affiliated to this company, and know none of the gents who work there, but I will be giving them my business from now on (I am a humble private motorist). I repeat - the guys there are stars!
Regards,
wally.


Peugeot 406 Locking Wheel Nut Removal - Armitage Shanks {p}
Walter, if you feel that the service you had was really good - and you obviously do, you can enter the people, by region, by following the link under HJ's Photo called "Directories". People like this deserve a mention! I did the same a long time ago for a garage who received a broken down car of mine, towed in by Green Flag, and fixed it for nothing! A mention followed natch!
Peugeot 406 Locking Wheel Nut Removal - hm
Had this problem as well a coule of times..

1st time - I hammered a socket on and wound her out,
2nd, I drilled into the locking nut and used a reverse threadr stud extractor....then because I was not that worried about the alloys being lifted I welded a nut on the end the same size as the other (17mm Audi A4)

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