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Removing center caps

This is probably a no-brainer , but I found some 968 turbo cup wheels and am going to swap the tires from my phone dials. Is there any trick to removing the center caps? Thanks !
PS Will have some pretty nice 16" phone dials for sale if anyone is interested.

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I have always just used the handle from a hammer on the back of the caps to pop them off.
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If you push real hard I can knock em out by hand.
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There's also a little tool for them, but I've never been able to get it to work. lol.
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yeah - turn the tire outside part face down and poke something through the center of the tire, preferably not something pointy on the end just in case it takes a little extra pressure. I've used a small piece of redwood that I happened to have in my garage with a rubber mallet - came right out.
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Thanks, gotta be easier than removing a thermostat!
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Yeah there was a tool that came with the car, but they are rare to have with the car. Try a coat hanger, bend it like a seven. 1 or 2 of them and you should be able to pull the centre plugs out. Its quicker than taking all 4 wheels off, and pushing them out.
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Well if the wheels are out....
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Easiest thing I've found to use is a couple of small hex keys,put them in the holes and pull.

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