Do not change a wheel in a situation where you risk being hit by another vehicle. On busy roads, try to stop in a lay-by or a gateway. Be wary of passing traffic while changing the wheel - it is easy to become distracted by the job in hand.
The spare wheel and tools are stored in the luggage compartment on Hatchback models. Lift up the carpet/rear family seat (as applicable), release the retaining strap and remove the tool kit and jack from the centre of the spare wheel. Remove the spare wheel.
On Estate models, the spare wheel and some tools are stored beneath the rear of the vehicle, whilst the remaining tools are stored behind the right-hand plastic trim in the luggage compartment. Pull up the cover in the luggage compartment floor, swivel the cover around and, using the tool supplied in the tool kit behind the plastic trim, rotate the winch bolt anti-clockwise to lower the spare wheel and jack/tool box.
Remove the wheel trim/hub cap (as applicable).
On models where anti-theft wheel bolts are fitted, pull off the plastic cover using the plastic tool in the tool kit . . .
. . . then unscrew the anti-theft bolt using the special tool provided – normally stored in the passenger gloveboxor toolkit
Place the chock (arrowed) provided in the vehicle tool kit against the wheel diagonally opposite the wheel to be removed, or use a stone to stop the car rolling.
Using the tool provided, slacken each wheel bolt by half a turn. On models with alloy wheels, use the special tool to undo the locking wheel nuts.
Make sure the jack is located on firm ground, and engage the jack head correctly with the sill. Then raise the jack until the wheel is raised clear of the ground.
Unscrew the wheel bolts and remove the wheel. Place the wheel under the vehicle sill in case the jack fails. Fit the spare wheel and screw in the bolts. Lightly tighten the bolts with the wheelbrace then lower the car to the ground.
Securely tighten the wheel bolts in a diagonal sequence then refit the wheel trim/hub cap/wheel bolt covers (as applicable). Stow the punctured wheel and tools back in the boot, and secure them in position (Hatchback models) .
. . . on Estate models feed the winch cable through the wheel, locate the cable end in the lid of the tool/jack box, and use the brace to retract the winch cable.
Tighten the roadwheel bolts to 90 Nm (66 Ibf ft) at the earliest opportunity.
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