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 ...
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?
Automobile(s): 1988 Allante' (sold), 1984 Eldorado, 84 Sedan DeVille
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.