Locking wheel nuts

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v1nny
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Hello. Did anyone’s eHEV HRV come with locking wheel nuts? I’m about to drop mine off at the dealers for battery diagnostics (all the amber lights flashing after parking for a few days at the airport car park 😒). I was thinking incase they check my wheels and tyres as they usually do, they might ask me for the locking wheel nuts.

However, I’ve just checked all inside the car and I don’t see any. There’s no spare wheel so probably not, but what if I needed my tyre replaced at my local tyre repair shop?

This is what came with the car when I picked it up (see attached).

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John Ratsey
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Do you have standard hexagonal nuts holding the wheels on the hub or is one nut on each wheel of a different type which needs a special tool? All my Hondas have come with locking wheel nuts but some have been fitted by the dealer as I was given the old wheel nuts. My locking wheel nut tool lives with the tyre repair kit (I hope - I haven't checked recently) but the other possible place to keep it is in the glove box.
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Thank you John. It’s got one special nut on each wheel. I checked the glove box too. What I didn’t double check is the black box circled in red below. I thought it was a tyre pump so I didn’t open the packaging.

I mentioned this to them so they said they will order a set for me to pick up tomorrow.

I wish I had stayed there and waited because I got a call 10 mins ago to say they checked the car and all is fine! No faults found. I haven’t had the amber warning lights for a few days now so maybe driving it helped charge up the battery to clear the faults. But I have a long drive this weekend, and a 2 week holiday later in the year when I’ll need to leave the car at the airport. So best I double check before the warranty runs out in January.

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The oversized nut that fits the locking wheelnuts must be hiding somewhere. More possibilities are under the boot floor? In the pocket behind the front passenger seat, somewhere on the floor? It should have been in your normal storage location at the last service. I'm always asked where mine is when handing the keys to the dealer and I assume is used to remove the wheels to check the brake disc wear (or can this be done with the wheels in place?). If the wheelnut key was present at the last service and missing now then I wonder if it wasn't put back. I've just been to check if mine is where I thought it should be and it is. For good measure it's in a plastic bag containing the normal nuts that were replaced by locking nuts. That helps to stop it moving around in the TRK cubbyhole.

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Thanks John. Looked everywhere and no luck. I’ve had this car since September 2023, and it had its next service in January 2024. However, I do not remember a conversation with the dealership garage about the nuts. Either I never had any and they used a spare, or they use them and never put them back! I’ll remember to check before and after every service from now.

Not a problem though as they have a spare set that is waiting for me to pick up when I’m next nearby.
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Locking nuts are a dealer fitting so they dropped a 'blob' when PDI-ing your car.
it won't be a spare key nut they are unique to each car, so they must have ordered a replacement from Honda. Just check.
If it is a complete new set of wheel nuts that they have in stock, make sure they change them ALL for you. for you to change 20 wheel nuts with a hand wrench will take you ages. They will have an air powered 'Whizzy' gun and it will take them about 5 minutes.
If it is indeed a replacement that they supply, make sure the locking key nut fits all 4 female nuts, one on each wheel. BEFORE you drive off!
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