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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-10-11, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
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Does the spare tire key fit hubcaps also?

I bought some OEM hubcaps for my '00 CV that have the center bolt locks but they didn't come with a key. Will a key for a spare tire lock (off eBay,etc.) also fit the hubcaps?


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Re: Does the spare tire key fit hubcaps also?

I'm not familiar with the locking caps or spare tire. Maybe someone else knows.

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Re: Does the spare tire key fit hubcaps also?

Read your owner's manual. If the hub caps take a key, it's probably a specific key, and not just any hub cap key. Read this & post a few pics of the center bolt heads:

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Re: Does the spare tire key fit hubcaps also?

lots times the hubcap key is "T" shaped to fit into a specific lock for the hubcap... it is nothing more than a round head bolt with pattern in the top of the head that the key fits specifically for... a lugnut lock is about the same, but you need use of the tire iron to break loose instead of just using your hands on the "T" shaped key... the lugnut lock also needs a bracket the lugnuts hold in place that the lock for lugnut screws into... this is how i am used to seeing them on cars i have worked with...


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Re: Does the spare tire key fit hubcaps also?

Thanks for your replies. The owner's manual says nothing about the hubcaps. Anyways, I just used 4 Allen-head screws in place of the locks. That will take care of the casual thieves...LOL.

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