Removing the wheel

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Parking the vehicle

Parking the vehicle

Immobilise the vehicle where it does not block traffi c: the ground must be level, stable and not slippery.

Apply the parking brake, switch off the ignition and engage fi rst gear * to lock the wheels.

If necessary, place a chock under the wheel diagonally opposite the wheel to be changed.

It is imperative that you ensure that the occupants get out of the vehicle and wait where they are safe.

Never go underneath a vehicle raised using a jack; use an axle stand.

List of operations

  • Remove the chromed bolt cover from each of the bolts using the tool 3 .
  • Fit the security bolt socket 4 on the wheelbrace 1 to slacken the security bolt.
  • Slacken the other bolts using the wheelbrace 1 only.

  • Place the jack 2 in contact with one of the two front A or rear B locations provided on the underbody, whichever is closest to the wheel to be changed.
  • Extend the jack 2 until its base plate is in contact with the ground. Ensure that the centreline of the jack base plate is directly below the location A or B used.

  • Raise the vehicle until there is suffi cient space between the wheel and the ground to admit the spare (not punctured) wheel easily.
  • Remove the bolts and store them in a clean place.
  • Remove the wheel.

* position P for an automatic gearbox.

* position P for an automatic gearbox.

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