Materials to Maintain Your ZHP IIIII Hand Protection IIIII Tools to Maintain Your ZHP
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Palm Beach County, FL
    Posts
    344

    Broken wheel key

    So just replacing the rear wheels and the stupid wheel key broke inside the screw...

    Anyone had this problem before and what's the easiest way to solve it?

    Shop said they can drill it out and find another one...

    FYI the wheels are aftermarket BBS so not sure how much of a problem that is.

    AND where can I get a new key and lock for each wheel?

    Or is it even necessary, I don't think I ever drive and park in an area where my wheel might be stolen so ... If it's quick and cheap it's fine but if this is complex and pricey.....
    __________________________________________________ ____
    2003 ZHP 4dr | 145,000 miles (ACTUAL before RIP) | BBS 17"
    Hankook Ventus V12
    Front: 225/45ZR
    Rear: 255/40ZR-17 Hankook Ventus V12 evo2 XL
    [ Staggered on square (17x8.5 +38) ]

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 1970
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    18,028
    I lost a wheel key once, emailed the mfg, gave them the appropriate info, and they mailed me a new key. You might be able to get the same key and lock.

    Sent from my SM-F936U1 using Tapatalk
    Randeaux/Rando/John/jr - '06 Cic ZHP; Southern California
    "ZHP or not, I still like you"


    ZHP Performance Package, Cold Weather Package, Leather, Jet Black/Black/BlackCube, NAV, Anthracite Black "my individual" interior trim
    ESS Stage 1 Twin Screw Supercharger, Sprint Booster, BMW Perf Intake, Magnaflow Exhaust, Dinan TB & STEP S/W, UCC Sway Bars, Apex EC-7 18x8.5 ET38
    Suspension: AST 44100 dampers, Bimmerworld front adjustable end links, Swift springs (8K front, 10K rear), Vorshlag camber plates
    Dynavin D99+, Hardwire V1 (w/V1 Connection), BSW Stage 1 Speakers, Kicker Amp/Subwoofer
    BMW Performance Strut Brace, Orion V2 Angel Eyes, No-holes License Plate, SMG Paddle Shift Mod, Besian VANOS, Gold DISA, Fan Delete, M3 Side Mirrors
    Note: Actual car no longer resembles signature picture

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Austin TX
    Posts
    7,288
    I got rid of my wheel locks a couple years ago. I was down to one key, and the idea of getting it lost made me nervous.
    2005 IR / black / 6MT
    153,000 miles

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Leesburg, VA
    Posts
    1,114
    Quote Originally Posted by Dathaeus View Post
    AND where can I get a new key and lock for each wheel?
    If it's a BMW lock you can get a new key at your local dealer. I don't know how many different "codes"/key types there are. If it's from another manufacturer contact them, if you know the brand. Otherwise, have your shop remove the bolt - probably need to have them remove all four of them & replace with a normal bolt. Hope they can do it without damaging your BBS wheels!
    2006 330ci ZHP - Silbergrau Metallic / Stoff Laser/Anthrazit / Alu Black Cube trim / Adaptive Xenon headlights / HK hi-fi system / heated front seats

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Palm Beach County, FL
    Posts
    344
    Quote Originally Posted by fredo View Post
    I got rid of my wheel locks a couple years ago. I was down to one key, and the idea of getting it lost made me nervous.
    I am thinking I wont get another one after this... I cant imagine a place I could park 99.99% of the time where I would get my wheels stolen, unless its at the airport parking lot. Just not sure if its really worth the trouble unless you park on a desolate Harlem street every night.


    Quote Originally Posted by John in VA View Post
    If it's a BMW lock you can get a new key at your local dealer. I don't know how many different "codes"/key types there are. If it's from another manufacturer contact them, if you know the brand. Otherwise, have your shop remove the bolt - probably need to have them remove all four of them & replace with a normal bolt. Hope they can do it without damaging your BBS wheels!
    The shop said they can drill it out but it has to be through the SIDE and it WILL touch/damage the wheel, although its only aesthetically, but they did not want to do it. The referred me to a specialist which I have to go to and see.

    What do you guys think is a fair price for them to drill this out?
    __________________________________________________ ____
    2003 ZHP 4dr | 145,000 miles (ACTUAL before RIP) | BBS 17"
    Hankook Ventus V12
    Front: 225/45ZR
    Rear: 255/40ZR-17 Hankook Ventus V12 evo2 XL
    [ Staggered on square (17x8.5 +38) ]

Similar Threads

  1. Broken air hoses
    By 330blast in forum Mechanical | Troubleshooting
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-14-2021, 07:56 PM
  2. Broken wheel... what to do?
    By Sockethead in forum Wheels
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 03-24-2014, 06:41 PM
  3. Question Regarding Broken Bead
    By llll1l1ll in forum Tires
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 12-18-2013, 05:42 PM
  4. Horn Broken
    By Fried_Chicken in forum Mechanical | Troubleshooting
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 10-06-2013, 11:20 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •