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01-12-2012, 07:29 AM   #1
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"Stuck" Lug-Nut

...any ideas, suggestions, extracts from a "secret-manual"...I'm stupmed

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01-12-2012, 07:49 AM   #2
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I am not familiar with that type, Have you tried simultaneously pushing on both end flanges while pulling away from the camera?
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use a pen knife to push one of the slices of metal that will move the locking tab up, out of the circle.

* hint - it will be the same slice that the locking tab is on.

it is quite an ingenious little item
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Do you mean to insert the knife-point into the hole beside the lug?

Or....insert knife-tip into edge of the lug-nut and pry up/outward to pull the locking tab back away from the lug-nut?

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the lug nut is made up of "slices" or plates

one of the plates has the tab and this is the one that needs to be moved.

If I remember correctly, you can use a US dime to move this plate

I put the dime in opposite of where the tab is, on the outside of the lug (no need to pry inside the circle). You might have to try both sides, depending on where the tab is situated.

The plate should slide (be pushed in - depending on where you are looking) a few millimeters, enough for the tab to clear the circle allowing you to slide the lug off the post on the camera.
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01-12-2012, 08:19 AM   #7
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Try a little washing up liquind to help release it.
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Thanks Yurihuta

QuoteOriginally posted by yurihuta Quote
the lug nut is made up of "slices" or plates

one of the plates has the tab and this is the one that needs to be moved.

If I remember correctly, you can use a US dime to move this plate

I put the dime in opposite of where the tab is, on the outside of the lug (no need to pry inside the circle). You might have to try both sides, depending on where the tab is situated.

The plate should slide (be pushed in - depending on where you are looking) a few millimeters, enough for the tab to clear the circle allowing you to slide the lug off the post on the camera.
When i got home your instructions worked perfectly! The "dime" is applied to the side with the "arrow" which in fact points in the direction of "Remove" ...but without that simple title or label.

Again, Many Thanks

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Good news Andy!! Glad it worked.
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