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Old 11-29-2004, 04:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm sitting in my garage right now trying to get my tires off my car (and replace them with aftermarket rims). I can't manage to get the tire off and the owner's manual says that there's an anti-theft lug nut in there somewhere. Does anybody know where this lug nut is and/or where the key for the lug nut is?
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Old 11-29-2004, 05:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There should be a 'socket' for the lug either in your glovebox, or your trunk by your jack. If you can't find it, better call your dealer.
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Old 11-29-2004, 05:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Which lug nut is the locked nut is fairly obvious. It will look quite a bit different than the other 4 on the wheel and the lug wrench you have won't fit over it.

The key should have been included with the car. It could be anywhere from inside the glovebox to, more likely, in the jack storage area. If that fails you need to go to the dealer and have them give you a key.
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Old 11-29-2004, 05:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Looks like I don't have an anti-theft lug; for some reason, my wheel doesn't just slide out after I remove the lugs. Any ideas? Maybe I'm just an idiot.
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All the wheel lugs are off and it wont come off? Probably just 'froze' on the hub. Try hitting the tire (not wheel), with a rubber mallet at the 12, 4, and 8 o'clock spots and see if it frees the tire.
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OK; thanks, I'll try that
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That fixed it; thanks for your help
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Then for the benefit of the board please tell us who the idot dealer is that sold you the car and didn't tell you where the key to your wheels was. If this is the way new Mazda owners are being delivered the Mazda is dead. someone start a trend. Ok you have a Mazda today. Do you think you'll buy another one in the future? What will it need to do to earn your business?

A normal delivery here is 3-6 hours. That's too long for what I make on a new car unless you screw the customer.
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I had the same issue as Split. I had to call to find out where the key was. But if I looked in the trunk I would have found it.
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They put mine in the lug wrench (in the underfloor tray in the cargo area). I would never have thought to put it there or to look for it there. I had to ask too.

Seems like they have a pretty standard place for it (that doesn't make sense) that they don't tell people about.

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