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Hello and some help with wheel lock with no key!

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by jackpollard, Feb 27, 2016.

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    jackpollard

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    Hello and thanks for reading this! I've been a proud and somewhat on and off BMW enthusiast since my 05 325xi (BMW065 plate!), which I still have and is running great @ 167K. My daughter is Very happy using it. I bought a beautiful 12 335i x-drive with only 22K on it. My dream car really, an M is just not practical for me, but my M package, 6-speed 335i is perfect for me.

    I'm still waiting for my title, but I have an issue that I'm hoping you all have some advice about. The car did not have the wheel lock keys. It was such a great price that I didn't really pay enough attention to some details. I've contacted the dealer, it was a used dealer in Va., but did not want to just sit and wait for a solution. I went through the McGard locks and also the various BMW keys, but nothing seems to match.

    I've attached a pic of the lock, any thoughts? I've not brought it in yet for inspection, but know they won't be able to pull the wheel to check the brake without the key. I'm in MD.

    Thanks for reading.

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    jackpollard

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    Thanks for the links and response. I was hoping someone would say; Oh those are the xyz wheel locks and bam, but I think I will do exactly what you suggested. I plan on bringing in for inspection to this shop I've been using for the last few years, so I will keep my fingers crossed.
    What I really don't understand is why would they change the tires THEN put on these freaking wheel locks and not include the dang key!
    They are checking for me, but I would not hold my breath.
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    Thats looks to me like a oem BMW wheel lock which any BMW dealership should have the master lock set and can remove those for you with any issue.
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    Great! Thank you very much for the response, I feel a whole lot better knowing that.
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    Just a bit of an update, I know I always like to hear what the results are, maybe it can help someone else out.
    I did email McGard yesterday and got a response bright and early this morning from Adriana sharing it looks like a wheel lock they may have the key for! She said it may take a few back and forth's, but hopefully it will work out.
    So, even though I don't have a 100% solution, its great to see a responsive company that steps up and offers support.
    I will let you all know the end result.
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    Final chapter to this story.

    McGard came through! The key they suggested came today and fit like a glove and it cost less then $20! They've certainly won a place in my top shelf for wheel locks and anything else they sell.
    Thanks again for all the good comments!
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    Glad to hear it worked out well, that's about as good as it gets!

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