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Old 02-02-11, 04:39 AM   #1
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If you lost your McGard lock key, what would you do?

What are the options? I am sure somebody has gone through this.

After I left my car for service for the brake recall, the lock key was missing. I am checking with the dealer now but if he says NADA, then what?
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Old 02-02-11, 04:40 AM   #2
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I am sure they bled the brakes after the replacement of the master seal, right?
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Old 02-02-11, 06:13 AM   #3
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The dealer shouldn't need to use yours as they have a master key version. Does not mean they did not use it, just that the should not have needed to do so.
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mandy, the lock come with a key code. Dealer has a master like RX330inFL said. But to save time and aggravation, I'd have them remove the ones you have now and replace with new ones so you have a key. I'd give you my spare set if you lived closer
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You should have McGard paperwork in with your owners manual. It should be in that portfolio. It will give you a key code. Usually a 2 or 3 digit code or color code. It will tell you which key you need. If not, you can go to the dealer and have them match it up. They should sell the keys there, I know we do. There are 10 different designs and they are random.
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You should have the spare key order card....but I think it cost like ~$50 or so ?

you can also get a new set (about the same price): just get a slightly oversized socket to take off the locks.....

good luck and keep us posted....
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mandy, the lock come with a key code. Dealer has a master like RX330inFL said. But to save time and aggravation, I'd have them remove the ones you have now and replace with new ones so you have a key. I'd give you my spare set if you lived closer
kiltz, I would love to have your spare set as I know mine is toast. I will PM you.

I was able to remove 2 by using another key (very similar but NO, I kinda stripped it). Now I have messed up the other key...what was I thinking?

Just like the wife says...I really thought you were a smart guy...
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I was so pissed at myself last night...for not chilling and waiting if the dealer had it. Instead used the other Lexus key (which appeared to be the same, it slid in perfectly, lo and behold, there's draft...so it freeking slipped and ruined the good key)...stupid move!!
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Sometimes if you live far away you can send a picture and someone in parts or service can match it up.
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I have the pics taken. I am ready to email it to McGard. I did not purchase these originally. Ones that I did, I have a serial number that I can call in and get either locks or keys.

Why put locks opn these rims anyway!
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Why put locks opn these rims anyway!
Because without them in much of the country you would be up on blocks in a matter of minutes.
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if the dealer lost it have them give u a whole new set of locking nuts for free
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Because without them in much of the country you would be up on blocks in a matter of minutes.
Must say I agree. You'll never know when you will be that 1 guy!
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if the dealer lost it have them give u a whole new set of locking nuts for free
Well have not heard from them. I will give them until tomorrow.
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Just put regular nuts on them and forget it. I've had my "locking" nuts stolen twice now because all the kiddies have a complete set of keys and steal just deez nuts to sell. It's really no deterrent to theft anymore.
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