CHANGING A WHEEL
Park the vehicle away
from traffic if possible and
on level ground which is
not slippery (place a plank
under the jack if necessary). Switch
on the hazard warning lights.
Apply the parking brake and engage
a gear (first or reverse, or P for auto-
Ask all the passengers to leave the
vehicle and keep them away from
If necessary, remove the wheel trim.
Use the wheelbrace to slacken off the
wheel bolts 3. Fit it so that you press
downwards rather than pulling up-
Line jack 4 up horizontally, the jack
head must be positioned at the same
height as plate mounting 1, as close as
possible to the wheel concerned, indi-
cated by an arrow 2.
Crank up the jack by hand at first to
align the base plate (which should be
inclined further inwards than the jack
Turn the wheelbrace until the wheel lifts
off the ground.
Undo the bolts and take off the wheel.
Fit the emergency spare wheel on the
central hub and turn it to locate the
mounting holes in the wheel and the
If bolts are supplied with the emergency
spare wheel, only use these bolts for
the emergency spare wheel. Tighten
the bolts, checking that the wheel is
correctly positioned on its hub and
lower the jack.
With the wheel on the ground, fully
tighten the bolts and check they are
correctly tightened as quickly as possi-
ble (tightening torque 130 Nm).
If you have a puncture, re-
place the wheel as soon as
A tyre which has been punc-
tured should always be inspected
(and repaired, where possible) by a