: Hub Cap Key


Bressie
13th February 2008, 05:01 PM
Hi, I'm Laura and I drive a 2003 Megane Dynamique 1.6 bought in November 2006.

Reading through some previous threads I realise that I don't have a great technical knowledge of cars but I have just been quoted 37euro for a new hub cap key from my local Renault garage and was hoping that someone out there would have the technical name for it so that I can try and some elsewhere a little cheaper!

Thanks in advance:confused:

bamm bamm
13th February 2008, 08:11 PM
by hub cap key do you mean the cap in the centre of the wheels?

if it's just the key you're needing it'll probably have to be ordered from renault so it matches up with the caps on the wheels because they're all slightly different

madnoel10
13th February 2008, 08:39 PM
Hi Bressie - if the hub cap key don't pay renault prices - vauxhall use the same system - better still is it like the one on ebay - see link below:)

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ALLOY-WHEEL-CENTRE-CAP-KEY-TOOL-3-STUD_W0QQitemZ280199251545QQihZ018QQcategoryZ14771QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

clio141
13th February 2008, 08:41 PM
No the keys are all the same one fits all, the locking wheel nuts are different, hub cap keys not a bad name for it!! You can unscrew the with a pair of long nose pliers, i do because the customer never has it with them!

Bressie
14th February 2008, 10:44 AM
Thanks All! Definitely won't be paying 37 for sure. Long nosed pliers will be going into my glovebox tonight!! :d

Tiggerz_SRi
14th February 2008, 12:16 PM
Thanks All! Definitely won't be paying 37 for sure. Long nosed pliers will be going into my glovebox tonight!! :d

Saved a few quid allready!

cardiff_gareth
14th February 2008, 12:28 PM
when we had new tyres put on our Scenic we didn't have the key with us so the guy in the tyre place did the long nosed plyers tricks and voila !

37 - :censored: merchants

Bressie
14th February 2008, 02:27 PM
My thoughts exactly particularly when I saw a picture of the "key" in my manual!

madnoel10
14th February 2008, 05:35 PM
The alloy wheel cover screw has a nasty habit of seizing especially after winter driving - it pays to give them a shot of grease or anti-seize compound - sure beats waiting on the hard shoulder on a dirty wet night:)

Bressie
15th February 2008, 02:35 PM
Thats something I definitely want to avoid, I'll get on to it this w'end!