CHANGING A WHEEL
Vehicles equipped with a jack and wheelbrace
If necessary, remove the wheel trim.
Use the wheelbrace 1 to slacken off the wheel bolts. Position it so as to be able to push from above.
Place the jack 2 horizontally. The jack head must be lined up with the sill closest to the wheel concerned and indicated by the arrow 3.
Start cranking the jack by hand, positioning the 4 jack support plate in the slightly indented groove underneath the vehicle, located between the two notches 5 and in the direction of the arrow 3.
Continue to crank the jack so that the baseplate is correctly positioned (it should be underneath the vehicle and aligned with the jack head).
Turn it a few times to lift the wheel off the ground.
Switch on the hazard warning lights.
Keep the vehicle away from traffic and on a level surface where it will not slip.
Apply the parking brake and engage a gear (first or reverse, or P for automatic transmissions).
Ask all the passengers to leave the vehicle and keep them away from traffic.
If the vehicle is parked on the hard shoulder, you must warn other road users of your vehicle’s presence with a warning triangle or with other devices as per the legislation applying to the country you are in.
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 hub.
Tighten the bolts, checking that the wheel is correctly positioned on its hub.
Lower the jack.
With the wheel on the ground, tighten the bolts fully and have the tightness of the bolts checked and the emergency spare wheel pressure checked as soon as possible.
Vehicle fitted with a tyre pressure loss warning system
In the event of under-inflation (punctures, under-inflation etc.), the warning light appears on the instrument panel. TYRE PRESSURE LOSS WARNING.
If you have a puncture, replace the wheel as soon as possible.
A tyre which has been punctured should always be inspected (and repaired, where possible) by a specialist.
Do not leave the tools unsecured inside the vehicle as they may come loose under braking. After use, check that all the tools are correctly clipped into the tool kit, then position it correctly in its housing: risk of injury.
If bolts are supplied with the emergency spare wheel, you must use these bolts only for the emergency spare wheel.
The jack is designed for wheel changing purposes only. Under no circumstances should it be used for carrying out repairs underneath the vehicle or to gain access to the underside of the vehicle.