Doh! W211 E55 lost wheel lock key

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by drscrote, Feb 22, 2016.

  1. drscrote

    drscrote New Member

    Messages:
    29
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2012
    Car:
    E55K estate
    Doh! I think I've lost the security wheel nut key after changing the brake pads yesterday.

    It's got stock AMG factory fitted 18" alloys, on a twelve year old car.

    Any chance that the lock would be a factory item and I can order another using the VIN? Or more likely it would be a dealer add-on or aftermarket?

    For added complication I'm in Australia where I took the car when I emigrated.

    Not looking forward to breaking tools trying to get the wheels off otherwise.

    Cheers Tom
     
  2. Howard

    Howard MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    18,624
    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2004
    Location:
    Toad Hall
    Car:
    CLS 500 / A 150
    Drive to the nearest dealer , they have a set with all variations in it.

    They will come outside and try each one until they find the one that fits and then sell you one.

    99% it will be an OEM lock
     
  3. sc3992

    sc3992 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    131
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2014
    I took my W212 to have the rear tyres changed last Saturday, the key to the locking wheel nuts was the wrong one. It didn't fit any of the wheels but the locking nuts were all the same pattern.

    I managed to get to MB Colchester at 11.45 just before the service desk closed, I was in and out in less than 2 minutes, they looked at the pattern on the locking wheels nuts and gave me the correct bolt straight away.

    They didn't charge me and I was delighted, after being annoyed that they had supplied the car without the correct bolt on the 31 Dec last...........
     
  4. Druk

    Druk Administrator Staff Member

    Messages:
    5,309
    Joined:
    May 28, 2004
    Location:
    Not far from Edinburgh.
    Car:
    2011 S212 E350CDi. 1981 R107 300TurboDiesel.
    I also lost mine but found it on the end of the torque wrench. ?. ;)
     
  5. OP
    OP
    drscrote

    drscrote New Member

    Messages:
    29
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2012
    Car:
    E55K estate
    Thanks for all the replies.

    Good news, I retraced my steps and found the thing 100yards down the road by a speed bump.

    And to reconfirm, it's totally possible for a non specialist numpty like me to change the brakes on an SBC car without Star Diagnosis or losing a finger.
     
  6. tromppost

    tromppost Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    757
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2007
    Location:
    South East
    Car:
    w220 s320 2000
    I have to say Mercedes Colchester service and parts dept are very very helpful
     
  7. KillerHERTZ

    KillerHERTZ Administrator Staff Member

    Messages:
    16,922
    Joined:
    May 21, 2003
    Location:
    Cambridge
    Car:
    CLS63 AMG
    The one just along from the Harvester?
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.