It’s a popular lock but how do you get the best lock on a lug nut?
And how do the lugs of a lug nuts fit into the lock?
The answers may surprise you!
The locksmith, who has chosen not to be identified, says the lug nuts have a narrow lip on the inside of the lock and the lock can be made to work with them.
You’ll need to tighten them, but this is easy and simple.
Find the lug nut You’ll find them in the shape of a cylinder.
This is where the locking mechanism lies.
When you first open the lock, you’ll see the lug nut.
There’s a groove inside the lock that is about two millimetres wide and the top is round.
There are two parts to the lock: the top and bottom.
The top is where you’ll put the lug and it has to be locked in place by a bolt.
The bottom is where there’s a nut that’s threaded into the bolt and that has to go into the slot.
To get a lock to work, the nut must be screwed into the hole and it must be tightened.
A screwdriver is essential.
You can use a bolt cutter to do this.
Remove the lug From the bottom of the bolt, you can take the lug out by taking the screw and turning it so it faces up.
This will let you get a better look at the lug.
A bit of elbow grease is essential here.
The lug nut is then slid through the slot in the bolt.
You should then be able to use a pair of pliers to get it to turn.
If you have a small tool box, this can be done with a pair and you don’t need to use pliers.
It can be a bit tricky to find the right size to do the job and you may have to use some force to make it turn properly.
If the nut doesn’t turn, there’s not much you can do.
You may need to remove the lug, and again, the lock won’t lock.
You’re probably better off just removing the lug piece and then taking it apart.
If this isn’t possible, the lug will come off easily.
If it’s not possible, you might be able just to use the bolt cutter.
Replace the nut and the bolt Once you’ve removed the lug from the bolt or the lug is removed, you need to replace the nut.
If your lock is really old, you may need a new bolt.
A bolt cutter and a bit of force will do.
Replace it with a bolt, or simply take it apart and reassemble it.
If there’s more than one bolt, it’s easier to do so in stages.
For the new bolt, take it out of the lids, loosen the bolt in the groove that goes into the nut, and then use the pliers on the bolt to loosen the nut on the other side.
This should remove the bolt from the lug with ease.
You don’t want the bolt loose.
If all is well, the new lug nut will slide into the other lug nut, which should tighten the bolt enough to tighten the lock.
Install the lock The next step is to install the lock onto the bolt head.
You will need to make a bolt that’s suitable for the lock to fit.
If installing a lock on the front, make sure the nut is in the same place as the bolt you want the lock on.
If they’re not, put a new nut in and you’ll be OK.
This may be a little tricky, but once you’ve done it a few times, you should be able.
If not, a bit more elbow grease and a pliers will do the trick.
The bolt should be straight and should have a slight curve to it, or it won’t work.
You need to adjust the nut to fit the bolt just like you would for any other lock.
Check the lock You’re now ready to lock the lock into place.
You must first remove the lock from the bolts and then slide the lock back onto the bolts.
It’s important that the nut be inserted into the grooves in the lens.
This makes the lock lock easier to use.
Make sure that the bolt is straight, the bolt handle is straight and the nut in the hole is straight.
This ensures that the lock works.
Make it as easy as possible.
If possible, make the locking lever and bolt handle slightly slanted.
You want the top of the locking knob to be level with the front of the door and the bottom to be a certain distance from the lock face.
If both of these things are good, you’re good to go.
The lugs will be pushed into the locks head, so it’s easy to put the lock together.
The lock is now ready for use.
Take it out and use the lumbos lock to lock your door.