Centre caps

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  1. Bri

    Bri Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hi guys, can anyone tell me the best way of removing the centre wheel caps with out damaging the alloys.
    I know you can do this by taking the wheels of but is their a faster way than this as I am putting new caps on.
    Regards Brian :confused:
     
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    Jakerook Active Member

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    No , you need to take the wheel off
     
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    You can screw a self tapping screw through the centre of the cap and pull the cap out with a pair of pliers.
     
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    If the centre cap is smooth, you could use a powerful suction cup or small dent puller.

    If it's not smooth and is going in the bin, like my last set, I just rammed a screwdriver through the middle and pulled them out.
     
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    Did mine with small flat screw driver no damage worked fine
     
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    Dont think it can be that tricky as one of mine on the W210 fall of on the motorway recently. Small screw driver - flat head always works for me.
     
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    They use a special tool to do it, but if you can get behind it, you can push it from behind. Alternatively drill through them if you are replacing them
     
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    You can usually pop them out with the edge of an old credit card.
     
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    All done used a pilot and they pulled out easy, new ones in looks great.
    Thanks for the help
     
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