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#16 reppiz

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 10:09 PM

Did you try contacting your local dealer / dealers? as I say they took mine off for free, I just gave them a fiver beer money!

Tried my local Ford dealer and they want £45 + VAT, then there's the problem of replacing the nuts too :(

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 03:12 PM

Thats takin the mick a little bit! I guess mine were nice to me cos I was such a regular with faults...

All they need to do is open their master key box, and take your nut off... its not a hard or time consuming job...!

is that £45+VAT the cost of the labour? or is that also including new nuts? sounds like the former not the latter either way!

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 07:13 PM

Thats takin the mick a little bit! I guess mine were nice to me cos I was such a regular with faults...

All they need to do is open their master key box, and take your nut off... its not a hard or time consuming job...!

is that £45+VAT the cost of the labour? or is that also including new nuts? sounds like the former not the latter either way!

Hello mate, no that's £45 labour and I think around £65 the whole lot!

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 03:29 PM

pffft... thats taking the mick a little... post your key code on here, someone may be able to send you theirs as a loan so you can get yours ripped off... lol

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 04:50 PM

I had to pay £80 when this happened to me with my last car Vauxhall , Indi tyre garage would not go near it.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 02:46 PM

when mine went the indie had to cut the wheels off...

Pree, do you have (as JohnH does) the ford ecat software? does that have anything on locking wheel nuts? or a lookup against the keycode to what set you need?

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 05:54 PM

when mine went the indie had to cut the wheels off...

Pree, do you have (as JohnH does) the ford ecat software? does that have anything on locking wheel nuts? or a lookup against the keycode to what set you need?


I do yes , TBH i have never really looked i will go and kick up my PC and take a look.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 07:02 PM

It does show a code and finis code for the locking wheel nuts for my car , but i will have to actually get my locking wheel nuts out and take a look to see if that relates to the actual wheel nuts fitted to my car.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 02:51 PM

something like that could help if it does point it out!

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 06:25 PM

ok i have checked my locking wheel nuts.

Microcat gives three different codes for locking wheel nuts for my car , usually it stops you proceeding but i can select all three.

The first one points to the steel wheel section The Finis code is 7 numbers the last four matching four of the numbers in my code like this

Finis= 1118208
my code = XXX8208X

the other 2 codes that are given under Alloy wheel gives to code that do not match my number in anyway.

By going to the workbench window it will let me select all three

What i need is some one else to PM me their Vin and Locking wheel nut code then i can check for consistancy

It seems this Micromat does load your car details but things like you would expect it to say like wheel nut code or radio code theres no information so Ford must use something else

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 03:23 PM

Hi Reppiz, would this help you?

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 04:04 PM

The easy way have removed loads for people no expense get an old socket that fits just over the nut prefably a 12 sided socket and tap it on with a hammer get a crack bar or some decent leaverage on a ratchet and it will come of easily enougth the money you save you can purchase a new set off the bay with a key will take about ten mins to remove all four .

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 02:47 PM

Unfortunately that doesnt work on these nuts, because they have a rotating surround, which means even if the socket gets over, it isnt guaranteed to work...


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