Changing wheels

Changing wheels - fitting

Updated 7/23/2018

It is important that the procedure for fitting the wheel is carried out correctly.

Installation

Warning

Never crawl under the car when it is raised on the jack.

Passengers must leave the car when it is raised on the jack. If a wheel must be changed in a trafficked environment, passengers must stand in a safe place.

Clean the contact surfaces between wheel and hub.

Put on the wheel. Tighten the wheel nuts thoroughly.

Lower the car so that the wheels cannot rotate.

Tighten the wheel nuts crosswise. It is important that the wheel nuts are tightened with the correct tightening torque. Check the torque with a torque wrench.

Refit the plastic caps on the wheel nuts.

Refit any full wheel covers.

Note

The wheel cover outlet for the valve must be positioned over the valve on the wheel rim during fitting.

Returning the tools to their places

After using the tools they must be returned to their correct places in the foam block.

If the spare wheel has been used then the punctured wheel can be placed in the plastic bag contained in the package with the gloves. Return the foam block to its place and press the retaining screw down into the floor of the storage compartment.

Important

The tools and jack* must be stored in the intended location in the car's cargo area when not in use.

Note

  • After a tyre has been inflated, always refit the dust cap in order to avoid damage to the valve from gravel, dirt, etc.
  • Only use plastic dust caps. Metal dust caps can rust and become difficult to unscrew.

When changing to another tyre dimension

Contact an authorised Volvo workshop to update the software each time the tyre dimension is changed. A software download may be necessary both when changing to larger and smaller dimensions, and also when switching between summer and winter wheels.


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