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How to easlily remove lugnut caps??

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How to easlily remove lugnut caps??

Post by three_jeeps » Sun May 08, 2016 4:50 pm

I was poking around my new s80 and decided to become familiar with the jack points and changing a tire. First thing I noticed was the lugnut wrench supplied in the trunk did not fit the lugnuts...how can Volvo make such a mistake?!?!

After trying some of my larger metric sockets and realizing that none of them fit, I realized there are chrome caps on the lugnuts. I removed them with a screwdriver but realized they are getting nicked up, so there has to be a better way, and there was no tool in the spare tire area that I could find to remove them. So, suggestions on how to easily remove the caps without damaging them?

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Re: How to easlily remove lugnut caps??

Post by crlande » Sun May 08, 2016 6:38 pm

page 277 of your car manual shows a salad looking tong for removing the plastic caps.

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Re: How to easlily remove lugnut caps??

Post by three_jeeps » Sun May 08, 2016 6:47 pm

great, TY, so where do I get one???? (Dollar general?)

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Re: How to easlily remove lugnut caps??

Post by crlande » Sun May 08, 2016 6:48 pm

Page 276 states it is in your tool kit in the trunk

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Re: How to easlily remove lugnut caps??

Post by kranz » Sun May 08, 2016 6:52 pm

I had these caps on my '04 V70. There is a sort of tool that comes with the caps when purchased. It works but I found the caps an impediment to removing a tire. So I replaced all the lug nuts with compatible chrome ones that I liberated from a XC90 at the scrap yard. They were 50 cents each.
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Re: How to easlily remove lugnut caps??

Post by kranz » Sun May 08, 2016 6:59 pm

I just rummaged through my parts bin and found the tool. I will send it to you for the cost of postage.
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Re: How to easlily remove lugnut caps??

Post by three_jeeps » Tue May 10, 2016 7:19 pm

Ok tyvm. I won't know till the weekend when spouse returns with the car...

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Re: How to easlily remove lugnut caps??

Post by three_jeeps » Tue May 10, 2016 7:46 pm

Ok tyvm. I won't know till the weekend when spouse returns with the car...

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