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WHEEL CHANGING

WARNING

Before changing a wheel, read and observe the warnings. See WHEEL CHANGING SAFETY.

CAUTION

Only jack the vehicle using the jacking points described, or damage to the vehicle could occur.

NOTES

Before raising the vehicle, correctly position the wheel chocks. Make sure that the wheel chock is fully engaged with the tire and the road surface. See USING WHEEL CHOCKS.

To change a wheel:

  1. Open the tailgate. See OPENING AND CLOSING THE POWERED TAILGATE.

  2. Release the straps of the spare wheel bag from the strap holding elastic band and separate the four carabiners from the lashing eyes. Lift the spare wheel bag from the luggage compartment using the lifting handles. See REMOVING THE SPARE WHEEL.

  3. Remove the spare wheel and the vehicle's tool kit. See TOOL KIT.

  4. Before raising the vehicle, use the lug wrench to loosen the lug nuts of the wheel to be replaced by half a turn counter-clockwise.

    WARNING

    In order to avoid accidents, do not remove the lug nuts until the vehicle has been safely and securely raised with the jack.

  5. Locate the jack under the relevant jacking point.

    CAUTION

    Do not allow the jack to contact the sill at any other point, as damage may result.

  6. Turn the jack lever clockwise to raise, until the jack head locates into the jacking point. Make sure that the base of the jack is in full contact with the road surface.

  7. Raise the vehicle with a slow steady operation, until the wheel is clear of the ground.

  8. Remove the lug nuts. Place the lug nuts together, where they cannot roll away.

  9. Remove the wheel and place it to one side.

    CAUTION

    Do not lay the wheel on its face, as this may damage the finish.

  10. Fit the spare wheel to the hub.

  11. Refit the lug nuts. Lightly tighten the nuts. Make sure the wheel is making contact with the hub evenly.

  12. Make sure that the space under the vehicle is clear of obstructions. Lower the vehicle slowly and smoothly.

  13. With all of the wheels on the ground and the jack removed, fully tighten the lug nuts. Tighten the nuts, in the sequence shown in the illustration, to the correct torque of 98 lb.ft (133 Nm).

WARNING

If it is not possible to torque the lug nuts when a wheel is replaced, set to the correct torque as soon as possible. A loosely tightened lug nut may lead to serious injury or death.

If an alloy spare wheel is to be fitted, use a suitable blunt tool to knock the center cap out of the removed wheel. Use hand pressure only to press the center cap into the newly fitted spare.

Check and adjust the tire pressure as soon as possible. See TIRE PRESSURES.

NOTES

In the event of a puncture, the spare wheel can be used on either side of the vehicle. Make sure that the original wheel is replaced in its correct location as soon as possible.

Locking lug nut adapter.