Changing wheels

Removing a wheel

Updated 7/23/2018

Instructions for removing a wheel when changing wheels.

Set up the warning triangle and activate the hazard warning lights if a tyre is being changed in a trafficked location.

Apply the parking brake and engage gear position P.

Applies to cars with Leveling Control*: If the car is equipped with air suspension, this must be disabled before the car is raised with a jack.

Deactivate the function via the top view of the centre display by pressing SettingsMy CarSuspension and selecting Deactivate Suspension & Leveling Control.

Warning

Check that the jack is not damaged, that the threads are thoroughly lubricated and that it is free from dirt.

Take out the jack*, wheel wrench* and tools for the wheel bolts' plastic caps that are fitted in the foam block.

Tool for removing the plastic caps on the wheel bolts.

Tool for removing the plastic caps on the wheel bolts.

Note

The normal car jack is only designed for occasional, short-term use, such as when changing a wheel after a puncture, changing to winter/summer wheels, etc. Only the jack for the specific car model may be used to raise the car. If the car is to be jacked up more often, or for a longer time than is required just to change a wheel, use of a garage jack is recommended. In this instance, follow the instructions for use that come with the equipment.

Place chocks in front of and behind the wheels which will remain on the ground to prevent them from rolling. Use heavy wooden blocks or large stones for example.

Screw together the towing eye with the wheel wrench* to the stop position.

Important

The towing eye must be screwed all the way into the wheel bolt wrench.

Remove the plastic caps from the wheel bolts with the intended tool.

Loosen the wheel bolts ½-1 turn anticlockwise with the wheel wrench.

Warning

Never position anything between the ground and the jack, nor between the jack and the car's jacking point.

Important

The ground must be firm, smooth and level.

When raising the car it is important that the jack or lifting arms are fitted in the intended points on the car's underbody. The triangle markings in the plastic cover indicate the locations of the jacking/lifting points. There are two jacking points on each side of the car. There is a recess for the jack at each point.

Crank up the jack so that it makes contact with the car's jacking point. Check that the head of the jack is correctly positioned in the jacking point so that the bump in the centre of the head fits into the jacking point hole and the base is positioned vertically below the jacking point. Also make sure you turn the jack so that the crank is as far away from the side of the car as possible, at which point the jack's arms are perpendicular to the direction of the car.

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.

Lift the car so that the wheel is free. Remove the wheel bolts and lift off the wheel.


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