Do I just prise the central off?

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  1. Deliguy

    Deliguy New Member

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    So do I just prise the centre cap off with a screwdriver or is there a non-breaky way of doing it?
     

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    daveenty Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    The correct way is to remove the wheel and knock them out from the back.

    You could try applying some decent adhesive tape to make a handle of sorts, something like this: _||_ though I've always found by the time I've faffed around it's just as quick to whip the wheels off...
     
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    RichardF Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    A sat nav windscreen sucker gets mine off. :D

    A screwdriver is too risky.
     
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    MancMike New Member

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    You can't take the wheel off to remove these, they're covering the nuts.

    Gaffer tape formed into a T shape as said should work, or a sharp knife that can get in the small gap and pry it open?
     
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    cheddar Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    If you look closer there is a notch at one point, I would still use a small screwdriver with tape over the end to avoid any scratches.
    There is usually a tool provided in the car where the jack is for removing these.
     
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    ^^^ what he said
     
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    As above.

    I removed mine using the suction cap from my mobile phone holder. Just lock the suction cap on the wheel cap then pull it forward slowly. Works a charm.

    I should add that mine are the original MB caps; some say that the cheaper aftermarket caps are a tighter fit and won't budge that easy.

    In any even I wouldn't use a screw driver because if it slipped it might damage the alloy wheel.
     
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    John MB Club Veteran

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    It's the regular 50mm diameter Merc hub caps which need tape or pushing through from the back.
     
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    I've been driving round with a new set of caps in the boot for 6 months! Will be trying the day nav sucker idea tomorrow. Thanks.
     
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