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I have 9k miles on my ID4 and now have a slow leak on my my right rear tire. I take it to the tire shop and find out there are wheel locks on the car. They can’t service it without a key. I check the tool kit per the owners manual but the wheel lock key is not there! I call my dealer 5pm on a Saturday and luckily there was still a service technician who let me have a key and of course they will order a new kit for me. So check ahead of time if your ID4 has the required wheel lock key in the tool kit underneath the rear cargo area. It will save you a lot of hassle.
 

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I have 9k miles on my ID4 and now have a slow leak on my my right rear tire. I take it to the tire shop and find out there are wheel locks on the car. They can’t service it without a key. I check the tool kit per the owners manual but the wheel lock key is not there! I call my dealer 5pm on a Saturday and luckily there was still a service technician who let me have a key and of course they will order a new kit for me. So check ahead of time if your ID4 has the required wheel lock key in the tool kit underneath the rear cargo area. It will save you a lot of hassle.
Dealer should have found that on the pre delivery check. Unfortunately, many dealers do a very poor pre delivery inspection. I have already used mine to remove a wheel to make sure the space saver spare I bought fitted properly. By the way the tire and wheel on the ID4 is the heaviest I have ever had on a car!
 

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Good advice Gamepoch64

I checked mine awhile ago in building up some other emergency kit items. I found I also needed an adapter for my breaker bar to use with the wheel lock.
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Dealer should have found that on the pre delivery check. Unfortunately, many dealers do a very poor pre delivery inspection. I have already used mine to remove a wheel to make sure the space saver spare I bought fitted properly. By the way the tire and wheel on the ID4 is the heaviest I have ever had on a car!
Dealers are lame and don’t seem to care about this all electric. The pre delivery inspection the dealer told me they don’t know much about electrics and his body language indicated he had no curiosity to learn. Unfortunately I don’t know enough on the weight. But if I were to do it again I’d prolly ask them to switch to 19” tires before I bought it. The 20s look great but I’d prefer the extra 10 miles of range.
 

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Hi Huey. What is an adapter for the breaker bar? Is that what I’m calling the wheel lock key?
No, just an adapter for mating my particular breaker bar (with the red handle-end in my photo) to my 17mm socket which in turn engages the wheel lock.
And yes, the lugs and the wheel lock are all 17mm (typical VAG).

Checking to see that all the accessories that should be in the vehicle are there is the job of whomever does the "dealer prep." My salesman was a bit embarrassed that many items were just left in the back when showing me my vehicle. But at least I was able to see them all before he himself packed them away. They did do a fairly good job of cleaning/waxing, although far too much wheel gloss used.

As always, the relative quality of the dealership experience varies widely by locale. My most-local salesman has been in contact with me ever since the sale. Part of that communication has been me answering his technical questions, but that's ok. Better than no communication at all. ;) Should they know more? - YES. But in saying that, I've been underwhelmed by the delivery experience in all but two cases in my long history of procurement, so .....🤷‍♂️

I've encountered sales people in the past who knew nothing about the vehicle sitting right next to their open cube office. At least look at the Monroney!!
 

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I thought Captain Obvious was just that guy on TV. But thanks, as the OP isn't the first to be confused when I mentioned that I needed an adapter. ;)
Hopefully now sufficiently addressed.
The wheel lock takes the same 17mm socket as the rest of the wheel nuts.
 

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What 17mm socket. My wheels have Torx bolts. And no wheel locks, but there is a wheel lock key in the tool kit.
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What 17mm socket. My wheels have Torx bolts. And no wheel locks, but there is a wheel lock key in the tool kit.
As @Nai3t says, those are just the bolt caps. From the manual:

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Note that last paragraph, too: the bolt cap that covers the anti-theft bolt looks identical from the outside, but the back side is different.
 

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You don't want one of them going bad while trying to unscrew it. That what happened on my Alltrack. Removed all of them and screw in the originals.

Anyways if a thief wants to steal your wheels, he has means to do it.
 

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You don't want one of them going bad while trying to unscrew it. That what happened on my Alltrack. Removed all of them and screw in the originals.

Anyways if a thief wants to steal your wheels, he has means to do it.
I have had them go bad before too and had to have a shop with a special tool for that take it off. Not a fan of them and would bet that they have not saved one wheel in all of history! Just a failure waiting to happen
 

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You don't want one of them going bad while trying to unscrew it. That what happened on my Alltrack. Removed all of them and screw in the originals.

Anyways if a thief wants to steal your wheels, he has means to do it.
A wheel lock going bad? I've owned 20 cars and all but 2 of them had wheels locks, and I've always swapped summer/winter wheels twice each year, in addition to usual tire rotations, and never had an issue with wheel locks 🤷‍♂️
 

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You're not missing any OEM parts, I just added a few items:

I included a 17mm socket and an adapter needed to interface to my particular breaker bar.

Also a ratchet and 10mm socket in case I need to disconnect the 12VDC battery cable and/or also the tower brace above the battery.

The foam universal cutouts just happened to perfectly accommodate same.

So it looks like I’m missing a couple of pieces View attachment 3843
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