Are these official Merc Wheels? and if so...

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Hi all, Can you let me know if you recognize these wheels as being official Mercs?

Reason I am asking is that, there's a locking bolt on these.... and I don't have the key to unlock them... Apparently if there are official Mercs, a dealer would have a master key... if not... then it's the drill bit solution... not pretty... but necessary as I have a big bulge on one of the tyres, than now needs urgent changing. thanks.

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By the way there aren't the original size, as you would have guessed, these alloys host some 265/35 zr 18 rubbers...

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They are not OE wheels
 

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Can you take a picture of the offending locking bolts and post it up?

There should be no need to drill them out, most garages today have lock nut/bolt removers that work very efficiently and it only takes a few minutes to remove the bolts
 

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apart from anything else, even if the wheels are gen OE, it doesnt mean the bolts will be
 

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Oh the second bit was added after I posted,,,MB dealers keep the 70 different sizes to check what you have,,and they will get you the one that you need
 

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You could get a tight fitting socket and a great big hammer! It works with softer locking bolts, the harder ones are a nightmare.
 
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OK here is a pic of the bolt... and the wheel... both at night sorry for poor quality. Does that look like a Merc one?

Going to Merc in Stratford east london on saturday if no other solution before then... thanks for you help, if you can...
 

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Just had a call with McGard, the well-known german company, it was a stab in the dark but the lady who handles customer services there, reckons it's on of their old bolts and will therefore ship me a new key asa i have provided all guarantees it is my car. Hopefully the end of the nightmare?
 
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McGard now says it's now one of their bolts... damn it!

Anyone has a clue???
 

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That is not an MB version
 
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I know it's not an OEM, but at this stage I am just hoping the Merc Stratford on Saturday will play ball, manage to remove them and refit official Merc ones...

I read on and old thread that Halford is selling a 'universal' unlocking bolt... Not anymore I think... Probably making yob's life too easy...
 

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Try Fik-Kwit :shock: for removal, they usually have the correct tool..

Whether they know how to use it or not is a different story
 
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Thanks, I have just emailed the seller... we'll see... Will keep you posted...
 


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