Ford – replacement locking nut key debacle
You can get a locking wheel nut remover from halfords, you will need a vice to get it out of the tool.Posted 6 years agoScamperMember
Had the same problem on my 04 mondeo. Ford dealership wanted the car in “specially” to get them off which was going to cost me an arm and a leg. In the end I went to a mechanic next door who for £10, a couple of minutes work and the use of a socket set, had them bashed off. Re-ordered a new set of nuts for under £50.Posted 6 years agomorgsMember
Ford (used to – I worked there 3 years ago) have a “master set” that has about 40 options to all the locking wheel nuts. Go to a different local dealer, say you’ve lost it (***ASK PARTS THIS NOT SERVICE***) and ask them to order a new one. When they ask for codes, apply a blank look to your face and the chances are the parts guy will grab the set to ID which key it is and order a spare – about £25 if memory serves.
Hope this helpsPosted 6 years ago
What a bunch of arse. Buyer just emailed to pull out – didn’t even call!
Original main dealer doesn’t record such codes even on cars as new as 07. But they say every dealer has a master so I’m going to push on that front.
£200 was generally what local dealers wanted for chiseling plus replacement set etc.
Cheers guysPosted 6 years agospenceMember
Yep they should.
Try another dealer. While in collecting mine from a service the other week a chap came in with the exact same thing. They told him to hang on a minute and one of the mechanics would be right out with their box of socket keys, match it up and order one from the code.Posted 6 years agoCougarSubscriber
We’re back to phone unlocking again. £200 with a bloke with a lump hammer, or five minutes at the dealer and £20 for the correct adapter. Lump hammer please!
Given that the identifying number on the wheel nut key on my Mondeo is actually a colour, I’d be surprised if the number of possible variants got particularly far into double figures.Posted 6 years ago
Long story cut short. It appears our car never shipped (from non-Ford dealer last year) with the original key or black bag/box or replacement code. And I’m about to sell it today and Ford are telling me that without that info they need to chisel them off. Yet a friend in Technical disputes that and says every dealer has a master key to help identify a replacement.
What say you? Could be nearly £200 of hassle otherwise.
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