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      01-22-2014, 09:04 PM   #1
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Wheel Locknut key

Hi All,

was trying to take my wheels off yesterday and noticed that the 135i has one that requires a locknut key. Looking through the car I couldnt find it so does anyone know where it could be hidden in the car (checked the boot and not there).

Or does anyone in Perth have one that I can borrow for a day cause I will be switching to studs.

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Hi All,

was trying to take my wheels off yesterday and noticed that the 135i has one that requires a locknut key. Looking through the car I couldnt find it so does anyone know where it could be hidden in the car (checked the boot and not there).

Or does anyone in Perth have one that I can borrow for a day cause I will be switching to studs.

Thanks

Vic
Did you check under the boot floor where the battery is?
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      01-22-2014, 09:23 PM   #3
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I checked and couldnt find it.. I think I am missing it and does the 135i have like a oem toolbox? unsure if the previous owner has misplaced it
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      01-22-2014, 09:28 PM   #4
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Hi All,

was trying to take my wheels off yesterday and noticed that the 135i has one that requires a locknut key. Looking through the car I couldnt find it so does anyone know where it could be hidden in the car (checked the boot and not there).

Or does anyone in Perth have one that I can borrow for a day cause I will be switching to studs.

Thanks

Vic
Most people keep them in the glovebox. If it's a BMW wheel lock and the key has been lost, that ain't going to be easy. Supposedly it isn't THAT bad as they are not each unique ones, but BMW I'm told has 27 different combinations/patterns, so a knowledgeable dealer would have to probably see which one it is and order that.

There are other ways of getting them off that are more drastic, but you could damage your wheels doing it that way. So, make sure you check every nook and cranny in that car - glovebox, center console, all pockets, down by the battery, etc. It's probably in a small, clear plastic like clamshell lil package.

Or you may want to ask the previous owner if you still have their info as they may have it in their garage and may save you a ton of trouble otherwise.
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      01-22-2014, 10:17 PM   #5
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Thanks gregthegr8, I will check again later when its not blistering hot outside haha.

This is what my locking nut looks like

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BMW-1984-...ht_5253wt_1365
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      01-22-2014, 10:31 PM   #6
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Welcome to borrow mine. I live near ECU Mt Lawley. Give me a buzz.....0415 202 200.
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      01-22-2014, 10:35 PM   #7
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Took me a while to find mine the first time.
I know you've said you checked the boot but to the left of the battery where there is another small storage area there is a petruding plastic holder and mine was sitting in there.
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Hey Vic,

I'm located in Canning Vale if you need it immediately. Can also meet you at ATF Applecross on Sat if you don't mind waiting. I'll probably be there around 3pm.
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There are many variations of key.. whilst you can try someone elses key, it's unlikely it'll match yours.

Best bet is to go to a dealer.
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The red circle below is the default location for the wheel lock key in the 1 Series. Under the boot floor.
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Thanks everyone! I tore my boot apart and found it... it had fallen near the batter (i dont know how).

Called a dealer beforehand anyways and its 16-20 to replace the key but you have to bring your car in due to the many variations.

Only need this key for 4 times before I switch out to studs haha
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What are those two canisters in the left section Angus? I see it says suspension...
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What are those two canisters in the left section Angus? I see it says suspension...
Dunno... Not my picture... Just one I found on Google and added the circle to...

My guess would be that the car has bags...
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I'd say they are probably external oil reservoirs for coilovers. Notice the adjustment knobs on the top.
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I'd say they are probably external oil reservoirs for coilovers. Notice the adjustment knobs on the top.
Looks like thats them...
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I'd say they are probably external oil reservoirs for coilovers. Notice the adjustment knobs on the top.
Yes, that's what they are. Harlequin's pic shows the remote reservoirs from the AST 5300 3-way adjustable coilovers (rebound and low- & high-speed compression), while Cakezilla's pic shows the 5200 2-way adjustable (rebound and compression). Height is classed as a separate adjustment. The compression adjustment is on the remote reservoir, which is why the first pic has both low- & high-speed compression adjusters, while the second pic only has one generic compression adjuster. The rebound adjustment is on the strut/shock. The reservoirs are generally pressurised with nitrogen.
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