Taking off the wheel and putting on the sparewheelTaking off the wheel and putting on the sparewheel  - Changing a wheel - Self-help - Self-help - Audi A5 Owner's Manual - Audi A5

Step-by-step instructions for taking off the wheel and putting on the spare wheel.

Changing a wheel: Hexagonal socket in screwdriver handle to turn the wheel bolts
Changing a wheel: Hexagonal socket in screwdriver handle to turn the wheel bolts after they have been loosened

Changing a wheel: Mounting pin in wheel bolt hole nearest to the top
Changing a wheel: Mounting pin in wheel bolt hole nearest to the top

Change the wheel as described below after loosening the wheel bolts and raising the vehicle with the jack.

Taking off the wheel

Ц Using the hexagonal socket in the screwdriver handle (provided in the vehicle's tool kit), unscrew the wheel bolt nearest to the top and place the bolt on a clean surface.

Ц Screw in the mounting pin (provided in the vehicle's tool kit) by hand in place of the wheel bolt,.

Ц Then unscrew the other wheel bolts as described above.

Ц Take off the wheel. The mounting pin stays where it is.

Putting on the spare wheel

Ц Put on the spare wheel, using the mounting pin to guide it into place.

Ц Screw in the wheel bolts and tighten them lightly using the hexagonal opening in the screwdriver handle.

Ц Then unscrew the mounting pin and tighten the remaining wheel bolt lightly.

Ц Carry out the steps required after you have changed the wheel, УAfter changing a wheelФ.

The wheel bolts should be clean and turn easily. Before putting on the spare wheel, inspect the condition of the wheel and hub mounting surfaces. These surfaces must be clean before mounting the wheel.

The wheel bolts are easier to remove from the wheel rim if you use the hexagonal socket in the screwdriver handle. The reversible screwdriver blade should be removed as a precautionary measure when the tool is used for this purpose.

Note the direction of rotation when putting on a tyre with directional tread pattern.

Do not use the hexagonal socket in the screwdriver handle to loosen or tighten Note

Do not use the hexagonal socket in the screwdriver handle to loosen or tighten the wheel bolts.