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Suspension, Brakes and Tires Discussion, Hub cap lock removal? in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; I just discovered two McGard-style hubcap locks on each wire wheel cover on my just-acquired 1978 Seville Roadster! I did ...
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    unpolire is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Hub cap lock removal?

    I just discovered two McGard-style hubcap locks on each wire wheel cover on my just-acquired 1978 Seville Roadster! I did not find an unlocking tool with the car, so now I'm stuck! Any ideas? I don't see how it will be possible to identify which number lock set I have to obtain an unlocking tool, as these look original from 1978. Cut them off?

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    Re: Hub cap lock removal?

    This style lock, 2 on each hub cap is factory original. Behind the cap an L shaped lever turned into a recess in the steel wheel. The locks are turned about a half turn to move this L shaped lever free from the rim. Without a wrench, you can drill a hole in the head of each lock and use a broken screw tap tool that grips in the hole as its turned counter clockwise.

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    Re: Hub cap lock removal?

    Thanks for the learned response. Nice to know they are original. Too bad that I cannot save them!

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