Doh! W211 E55 lost wheel lock key

drscrote

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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
 

Howard

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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
 

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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...........
 

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I also lost mine but found it on the end of the torque wrench. ?. ;)
 
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drscrote

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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.
 

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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...........

I have to say Mercedes Colchester service and parts dept are very very helpful
 

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