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Can I remove the wheels without specific tool?

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I’m new to E34. Got a MY1990 525iA 24V. The car came without specific tool for removing the centre wheel cap of alloy wheels. Can I remove the original wheels without using specific tool, a big hex-head wrench that generally located at the spare tyre mount?

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If you have the original 15" style 5 alloys, then you don't really need that tool for taking the caps off. Just grab the hex bit of the cap with both hands and pull it out.

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On 20/01/2021 at 21:15, Blackman said:

If you have the original 15" style 5 alloys, then you don't really need that tool for taking the caps off. Just grab the hex bit of the cap with both hands and pull it out.

 

And if they're a bit sticky you can get a small flat blade in there and prize them carefully off. 

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As above, but these are the correct tools for the job:

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The caps come off with a slight twist using these. First one is used with your 17mm wheel wrench.

 

Keliuss

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