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    Just put the lock key in the trunk, under the floor with the spare tire. Isn't that where one would look for it, if needed? Oofah!
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    There should also have been some registration paperwork with the wheel locks. At a minimum, make sure you keep that (and I'd make a copy and stick it some place else safe as a back up). You'll need the contact information and the key code to get a new key if you lose yours. If you don't have that paperwork, check with the dealer where you purchased the car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_888 View Post
    Make sure you don't loose the wheel locks, or you will go through hell if you have a flat tire, or if you need new tires, or even need tires rotated.
    I've never had an issue with my Genny, but the wife's '08 Azera proved this could end up being a real mess: when I took it to get her rear brakes replaced about six months ago as best we can figure the mechanic didn't replace the locking bolt remover into the little faux leather case, but he put the case back in the trunk. Four months later she has a flat passenger rear tire and - guess what? No way to take the tire off. It took the mechanic no more than 10 minutes to remove the lock nut using a combination of a "T" tire lug remover and some serious determination. That's proof enough for me to understand that these are simply a mechanism for making a few extra bucks on every sale, and any truly determined thief is going to get them off easily, but likely not trivially so of course it might save you in a quick theft situation. In the long run they are only a deterrent. By the way the 'tool' that a previous writer was looking for is a "friction kit" that most good tire and brake stores have (unfortunately, that also tells me her brake 'doctor' wasn't that 'good'?). Anway, if that sucker ever gets misplaced and you aren't keenly aware of it - you are asking for a nightmare scenario in a true emergency. Summing all this up, I would avoid them because they only slow a determined criminal down, and an expert thief likely not at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ratledge View Post
    Summing all this up, I would avoid them because they only slow a determined criminal down, and an expert thief likely not at all.
    True, but it might deter a juvenile delinquent, which are probably the majority of people who steal wheels.

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