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After three years with no problems, I inadvertently ran over a large screw and punctured my rear tire. I was able to get the car flat bedded home but now the fun and questions begin.
As my SS only came with an inflator, I need to figure out how to remove the wheel and tire.
1) How do I get a hold of the Star Lug nut to remove the lock? Do I get this from the Chevy dealer?
2) Best source for a Lug nut wrench?
3) What about a jack? Any suggestions?

Any and all help will be appreciated!

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22 mm hex socket and Husky 1-1/2 ton scissors jack from Home Depot or any low profile floor jack (and some rubber pads - e.g., a couple hockey pucks).


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Not sure about the OEM lock nut. Sorry!


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Many thanks for this link and information. How do I get ahold of the lock for the one Star Lug nut?

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Any locking lug nuts are dealer or previous owner installed. Check console, glovebox and inflator holder for the "lock socket".
Curious, did you take advantage of your 5 year 100,000 mile GM roadside assistance?
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After three years with no problems, I inadvertently ran over a large screw and punctured my rear tire. I was able to get the car flat bedded home but now the fun and questions begin.
As my SS only came with an inflator, I need to figure out how to remove the wheel and tire.
1) How do I get a hold of the Star Lug nut to remove the lock? Do I get this from the Chevy dealer?
2) Best source for a Lug nut wrench?
3) What about a jack? Any suggestions?

Any and all help will be appreciated!
UUMMMM,,, My wheel lock was in the pouch with my Owners Manual when I picked it up at the dealer. If you have the Chevy locks and not some aftermarket items,,, I am not certain that they would have a replacement available,, or that it would not have a unique insert, assuming you lost or never received it in the first place. FWIW I removed em cuz the chance of the wheels disappearing without the rest of the car is pretty minute, since it is garaged and almost never street parked,, and besides,, they really don't pose much of a deterrent. Also,,, cant/shouldn't torque em to 140lb/ft with any assurance that they will not get F'd up,, and not come off (easily!). I installed my stock acorn's and those are indeed torqued to the correct spec. I sleep better now!!!

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No luck with the Lock socket. I purchased my SS "used" from a BMW dealer with 150 miles on it so did not have an opportunity to purchase the 100,000 GM roadside assistance. I was however very happy with the Roadside support that Geico provided me today.

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Hope you find or obtain the lug nut key.
If not there are some Youtube videos of folks using sacrificial sockets to remove them. Usually involves a cheap socket that is driven onto the offending keyed lug nut.
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Lug nut key located by the inflator. Off to Home depot tomorrow for a jack and lug wrench.

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Contact tire shop they deal with this issue all the time.
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