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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?



(Also posted in Boxster forum)

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If you want to remove the center caps (with the wheel on the car )

take a heavy piece of wire( coat hook ) and spread the ends apart

approx. the width of the two holes in the cap.

Then with a pair of pliers bend each end ~ 1/4 inch long , 90 degrees.

Insert the ends into the holes and pull the cap off .

(or you can buy the "special" tool from Porsche for about a weeks salary . lol )

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Nick, Jean, 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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