2016 Discovery Sport

REMOVING THE SPARE WHEEL

Make sure to read and fully understand the following warnings. Failure to comply with the safety instructions may result in an accident, leading to serious injury or death.

WARNING

Make sure the relevant safety warnings have been read and understood before removing the spare wheel. See WHEEL CHANGING SAFETY.

WARNING

Do not store the wheel while the vehicle is raised on the jack.

5 seat vehicles:
WARNING

Always secure the temporary-use spare wheel, or the removed wheel, in the correct position using the securing bolt.

To remove the spare wheel:

  1. Lift the loadspace floor to access the temporary-use spare wheel.

  2. Turn the temporary-use spare wheel locking ring counter-clockwise to gain access to the securing bolt.

  3. Turn the securing bolt counter-clockwise until it comes free.

  4. Remove the temporary-use spare wheel.

7 seat vehicles:
WARNING

The wheels are extremely heavy. Always take care when operating the spare wheel winch while removing or storing the temporary-use spare wheel and the road wheel.

WARNING

When tensioning the winch cable by hand, take care not to trap any fingers..

CAUTION

It is recommended that the road wheel is always stored underneath the vehicle following a puncture.

CAUTION

Always store a road wheel, and the temporary-use spare wheel, with the outer face of the wheel facing upward.

CAUTION

Do not operate the winch, retracting or extracting the cable, without pre-tensioning the cable while it is in motion. Doing so may cause damage to the winch. Pre-tensioning can be achieved, either with the weight of a temporary-use spare wheel, or a road wheel, or by maintaining tension by hand.

CAUTION

Do not use power tools to lower the temporary-use spare wheel. Doing so may damage the winch mechanism.

The temporary-use spare wheel is located underneath the rear of the vehicle. The winch to lower the temporary-use spare wheel is located in the loadspace, below the tool kit.

Before lowering the temporary-use spare wheel, remove the rear bumper cover.

To remove the rear bumper cover:

  1. Using the special tool located in the tool kit, remove the two fixings and store them in a safe place. See TOOL KIT.

  2. Remove the rear bumper cover, easing it off the four securing clips.

NOTES

The rear bumper cover cannot be refitted after the full size wheel is stored under the vehicle. Store the rear bumper cover in the loadspace.

To remove the spare wheel:

  1. Remove the jack to allow access to the temporary-use spare wheel winch.

  2. Fit the winch handle to the temporary-use spare wheel winch. Rotate counter-clockwise to lower the spare wheel.

    NOTES

    To avoid damage to the side trim and third row seats, if raised, slide the winch handle through the tube to shorten the handle.

  3. Rotate the winch handle until the temporary-use spare wheel is on the ground and the winch cable is slack.

    NOTES

    Do not attempt to turn the winch beyond the physical stop.

To release the wheel from the winch:

  1. Lift the temporary-use spare wheel.

  2. Release the winch cable.

  3. Pass the cable through the center of the wheel, as shown.

To store the removed road wheel:

  1. Remove the center cap from the road wheel. Store the center cap in a safe place.

  2. Position the road wheel underneath the rear of the vehicle, with the outer face of the road wheel facing upward.

  3. Pass the winch cable through the center of the wheel.

  4. Start to turn the winch handle clockwise to take the slack out of the cable. Make sure the cable end is located correctly before continuing to raise the wheel.

  5. Continue to rotate the winch handle until the road wheel is in the stored position.

  6. Remove the winch handle. Store all of the tools and the jack in the tool kit.

NOTES

The bumper cover cannot be refitted to the vehicle with a stored full-sized wheel stored under the vehicle.

Operating the winch without a road wheel attached:

Fit the winch handle to the winch. Rotate the handle counter-clockwise to lower the mechanism,. When the winch is operated without a tire fitted, pull on the end of the cable to allow the mechanism to lower.

CAUTION

If the winch feels tight or locks up, stop winding and wind backward, at least one full turn. If this fails to free the winch mechanism, do not continue, as damage may be caused to the winch.

Refitting the bumper cover:

When the temporary-use spare wheel is stored underneath the vehicle, refit the bumper cover as follows:

  1. Locate the four securing clips on the cover into the slots in the rear bumper.

  2. Locate the two fixing points on the underside of the cover to the bumper.

  3. Fasten the cover to the bumper using the fixings.

  4. Tighten the fixings with the special tool.