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Removing the emergency spare wheel

Mercedes-Benz GL-Class / Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Owners Manual / Wheels and tires / Emergency spare wheel / Removing the emergency spare wheel

Emergency spare wheel (example: vehicle without


Emergency spare wheel (example: vehicle without lockable cargo compartment floor)

1 Emergency spare wheel retainer 2 Stowage well
3 "Minispare" emergency spare wheel

The "Minispare" emergency spare wheel can be found in the stowage well under the cargo compartment floor.

Lift the cargo compartment floor up  .

Vehicles with a lockable cargo compartment floor: remove the stowage tray.

Release the Velcro fastener  .

Take out the jack.

Turn emergency spare wheel retainer 1 counter-clockwise and remove it.

Remove stowage well 2.

Remove "Minispare" emergency spare wheel 3.

In vehicles with a Bang & Olufsen sound


In vehicles with a Bang & Olufsen sound system, the "Minispare" emergency spare wheel is stored in a bag. The bag is secured to the cargo tie-down rings in the cargo compartment.

To stow the "Minispare" emergency spare wheel, the rear seats in the third row must be folded in  .

To remove the emergency spare wheel:

open the tailgate.

Loosen tensioning straps 2 on both sides.

Unhook retaining spring hooks 1 and 3 on tensioning straps 2 from the cargo tiedown rings.

Remove the bag with the "Minispare" emergency spare wheel.

Open the bag and remove the "Minispare" emergency spare wheel.

To stow the emergency spare wheel:

place the "Minispare" emergency spare wheel in the bag and close the bag.

Place the bag with the "Minispare" emergency spare wheel in the cargo compartment.

Hook retaining spring hooks 1 and 3 on tensioning straps 2 in the cargo tie-down rings.

Tighten tensioning straps 2 on both sides.

For further information on changing and mounting a wheel, see  .

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