Audi A3  Self-help  Mobility  Changing a wheel
Taking off the wheel
Using the hexagonal socket in the screwdriver handle (provided in the vehicle's tool kit), unscrew the top wheel bolt and place it on a clean surface Fig. 1.
Screw in the mounting pin (provided in the vehicle's tool kit) by hand in place of the wheel bolt Fig. 2.
Then unscrew the other wheel bolts.
Take off the wheel Caution!. The mounting pin stays where it is.
Putting on the wheel
When putting on a tyre with directional tread pattern, refer to Link.
Put on the wheel, using the mounting pin to guide it into place Caution!.
Screw in the wheel bolts and tighten them lightly using the hexagonal socket.
Then unscrew the mounting pin and tighten the remaining wheel bolt lightly.
Carefully lower the car with the jack*.
Tighten the wheel bolts in diagonal sequence with the box spanner.
The wheel bolts should be clean and turn easily. Before putting on the wheel, inspect the condition of the wheel and hub mounting surfaces. These surfaces must be clean before mounting the wheel.
Do not use the hexagonal socket in the screwdriver handle to tighten the wheel bolts. It is not possible to tighten the bolts to the required torque using the hexagonal socket - risk of accident!
When removing/fitting the wheel the rim may hit and damage the brake disc. For this reason, please take care and get a second person to assist you.
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.

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