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Exterior spare wheel bracket

Mercedes-Benz G-Class / Mercedes-Benz G-Class Owners Manual / Breakdown assistance / Where will I find...? / Exterior spare wheel bracket

General notes

WARNING
If the spare tire is more than 6 years old or is not the same model as the regular tires, have the spare tire replaced with a new tire at the nearest Mercedes-Benz Center.

Never operate the vehicle with more than one spare wheel mounted.

WARNING
The wheel or tire size as well as the tire type of the spare wheel or emergency spare wheel and the wheel to be replaced may differ.

Mounting an emergency spare wheel may severely impair the driving characteristics.

There is a risk of an accident.

To avoid hazardous situations: adapt your driving style accordingly and drive carefully.

never install more than one spare wheel or emergency spare wheel that differs in size.

only use a spare wheel or emergency spare wheel of a different size briefly.

do not switch ESP off.

have a spare wheel or emergency spare wheel of a different size replaced at the nearest qualified specialist workshop.

Observe that the wheel and tire dimensions as well as the tire type must be correct.

You must not exceed the maximum speed of 50 mph (80 km/h) when using spare wheels of differing sizes.

When changing a wheel, you should also observe the safety notes in the "Flat tire" section .

The spare wheel is on the outer side of the rear door.

Stainless-steel spare hub cap

► Take the screwdriver out of the vehicle tool


Take the screwdriver out of the vehicle tool kit .

Open the lock on cover ring 1 with screwdriver 3 or a similar tool.

Fold tab 2 down.

► Pull cover ring 1 apart and remove it.


Pull cover ring 1 apart and remove it.

Pull off cover panel 4.

When refitting cover panel 4, make sure


When refitting cover panel 4, make sure that retainer 5 engages in recess 6.

Removing the spare wheel

The spare wheel is heavy. Take particular note of this when removing the spare wheel.

► Remove wheel nuts 1.


Remove wheel nuts 1.

Remove the spare wheel.

Mounting the wheel

After changing a wheel: Repair or replace the damaged wheel as soon as possible and secure the spare wheel in place again.

Secure the damaged wheel on the spare wheel bracket with wheel nuts 1. When doing so, make sure that the wheel cannot come loose.

When refitting cover panel 4, make sure that retainer 5 engages in recess A.

Make sure that tab 2 is below when refitting cover ring 1.

For safety reasons, regularly check to ensure that the wheel is securely fastened.

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