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Please forgive a dumb question but I need to put my mind at ease.

C2S 2007 build Carrera Sport wheels with coloured centre crest.

I have a slow, front left-side, puncture which I will be getting fixed later this week. While searching on another forum for tyre depots that can be relied on not to damage rims I came across a comment that implied that removal of the wheel centre caps was the most difficult part of the task.

I will most likely buy my tyre on-line, remove the wheel and cap myself and take to a local depot to have it fitted.

Is there a recommended procedure for removing the wheel centre cap that will minimise the risk of damage?

Thanks,

Allan

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i don't know about that drill bit method! ;)

you can make your own removal tool with a metal coat hanger. cut the coat hanger at one of the corners so that you have a metal 'V'. bend the ends of the V slightly inward towards each other. insert the ends into the two holes in the wheel cap, squeeze, and pull. ta-da!

you could also take the wheel off and pop them off from the inside.

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Chris, thanks for your response. The wheel will be off the car so it looks as though this ought to be a very simple task. It was just that I read of someone having difficulty removing the cap, even with the wheel off, that made me think this might not be so straightforward. I've only had the car a few months, it's my first Porsche, and not had any need to remove a wheel until now.

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I'd take the wheels off and pop them out from the back (you'll have access to the hooks that keep it in position). I've managed to wreck a centre cap with the hook it from the front method.

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