2016 Discovery 4

REMOVING THE SPARE WHEEL

WARNING

Remove the spare wheel prior to jacking the vehicle, to avoid destabilizing the vehicle when raised.

Wheels are heavy and if handled incorrectly may cause injury. Use extreme caution when lifting or maneuvering the wheels.

On 5 seat vehicles (A):

  • Open the rear loadspace floor panel.

  • Remove the cover for access to the spare wheel hoist winch spindle.

  • Remove all of the tools from the vehicle's tool kit. See TOOL KIT.

On 7 seat vehicles (B):

  • Behind the 3rd row seats, remove the cover for access to the spare wheel hoist winch spindle.

  • Remove all of the tools from the vehicle's tool kit. See TOOL KIT.

CAUTION

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

NOTES

Before removing the spare wheel, take note of its stowage position. The wheel to be changed must be correctly stowed in its place.

  1. Fit the jack handle through the hole in the winch spindle.

  2. Fit the wheel brace onto the jack handle and rotate counter-clockwise to lower the spare wheel.

  3. Continue to turn the wheel hoist winch, until the spare wheel is on the ground and the hoist cable is slack.

    NOTES

    Do not attempt to turn the winch past its physical stop.

  4. Hold the cable and tilt the lifting lug until it can be passed through the hole in the spare wheel.