How to open 17" wheels cap/cover ?

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How to open 17" wheels cap/cover ?

Post by vhardono » Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:47 pm

My Cactus has travelled almost 10,000km And now it's time to do tyre rotation.
Just realized that I didn't get any tools to open the wheel hub cap for my 17" wheels.

Do your dealer provide one and care to provide picture for me or how to remove it without any tools?

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Re: How to open 17" wheels cap/cover ?

Post by BristolRich » Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:41 am

"From memory" I think I have seen a small hook which is inserted into one of the holes in the cover plate and pull off...
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Re: How to open 17" wheels cap/cover ?

Post by JohnC » Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:40 am

Do you mean the centre cap or wheel nut caps? Would think the centre cap could stay on wheel when changing them.

If the wheel nut cap is what you meant this is the tool to do it

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Citroen part number C676305

Edit sorry mused the bit about 17" wheels lol above is for exposed wheel nuts.
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Re: How to open 17" wheels cap/cover ?

Post by cactusjack » Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:44 am

Yes Rich is right, its a small hook/wire handle that just pops into the small on the cover. Its with the jack etc, why didn't you get even the basic tools, haven't you got anything not even a wheelbrace ?.
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Re: How to open 17" wheels cap/cover ?

Post by Mark » Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:45 am

That yellow tool John C is a fuse puller. The tool in the jack kit is a little circular metal tool to flick the cap off.
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Re: How to open 17" wheels cap/cover ?

Post by JohnC » Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:40 am

Beg to differ Mark. ;)

http://www.vospers.com/parts/citroen/ge ... 76305.html

The one in my toolkit looks exactly the same.
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Re: How to open 17" wheels cap/cover ?

Post by vhardono » Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:08 pm

cactusjack wrote:Yes Rich is right, its a small hook/wire handle that just pops into the small on the cover. Its with the jack etc, why didn't you get even the basic tools, haven't you got anything not even a wheelbrace ?.
My original wheels is "square" 16" and i ordered 17" wheels separately and I didnt get any tool with the package to open the 17" hub cap. So wondering if i can just simply pry open it using blade or need any special tool.

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Re: How to open 17" wheels cap/cover ?

Post by geoffus » Fri Jan 08, 2016 5:47 pm

I recently had to have a new tyre as I had a slow puncture. The guy at the garage removed the cover using an allen key like a hook and just pinged it off.
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Re: How to open 17" wheels cap/cover ?

Post by cactusjack » Fri Jan 08, 2016 5:51 pm

vhardono wrote:
cactusjack wrote:Yes Rich is right, its a small hook/wire handle that just pops into the small on the cover. Its with the jack etc, why didn't you get even the basic tools, haven't you got anything not even a wheelbrace ?.
My original wheels is "square" 16" and i ordered 17" wheels separately and I didnt get any tool with the package to open the 17" hub cap. So wondering if i can just simply pry open it using blade or need any special tool.

You could try a wire coat hangar bent into shape, just check the diameter to see if it goes into the hole. If it does just hook the end, just be carefull whatever you use though so you don't crack the edge
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Re: How to open 17" wheels cap/cover ?

Post by Burky » Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:50 pm

I used a small electric screw driver to ease it off ( no damaged caused )
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