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LOCKING WHEEL NUTS

CAUTION

The locking wheel nut adapter must be correctly aligned and fully fitted to the locking wheel nut before usage. Incorrect fitment can result in permanent damage to the locking wheel nut adapter. Incorrect fitment can cause the locking wheel nut’s anti-tamper device to rotate, preventing removal of the locking wheel nut. If in doubt, contact a retailer/authorized repairer.

CAUTION

Do not use air tools or power tools to remove or to refit the locking wheel nut. Doing so may damage the locking wheel nut or the locking wheel nut adapter.

NOTES

Not all vehicles have locking wheel nuts as standard parts.

NOTES

Locking wheel nuts can be removed and fitted using only the special locking wheel nut adapter provided.

To release the locking wheel nut:

  1. Fit the locking wheel nut adapter onto the locking wheel nut. Make sure that the locking wheel nut adapter fully engages.

  2. Locate the wheel brace over the locking wheel nut adapter. Unscrew the wheel nut half a turn counter-clockwise.

  3. After raising the vehicle on the jack, remove the locking wheel nut.

CAUTION

If the locking wheel nut adapter is forced onto the locking wheel nut, the adapter may be damaged beyond repair.

NOTES

When the vehicle is first supplied, the locking wheel nut adapter may be stored in the glovebox. If this is the case, the locking wheel nut adapter must be moved to its correct storage position in the luggage compartment, as soon as possible.

The locking wheel nut and locking wheel nut adapter contain two anti-tamper features.

If the locking wheel nut adapter is not fully engaged, the cap on the locking wheel nut rotates. To allow the locking wheel nut to be fully tightened or removed, the locking wheel nut cap must be reset.

The locking wheel nut cap can be reset as follows:

  1. Carefully fit the locking wheel nut adapter onto the locking wheel nut cap and rotate the cap counter-clockwise.

  2. Rotate the locking wheel nut cap until all of the grooves on the cap align exactly with the locking wheel nut grooves.

NOTES

Should a replacement locking wheel nut adapter be required, consult an authorized retailer. It is advised to make a note of the locking wheel nut adapter code number to allow a replacement to be sourced, if ever required. Depending upon the specification of the locking wheel nut adapter, the code may be stamped on the locking wheel nut adapter or supplied on a separate card.

Locking wheel nut adapter code number.