Compact wheel

or wheel change Safety precautions in the event of a flat tire or wheel change
Park the vehicle as far as possible from passing traffic and on solid ground. Switch on the hazard warning system.

Set the parking brake and engage transmission position P.

Have all vehicle occupants get out of the vehicle and ensure that they remain outside the immediate area in a safe place, such as behind a guardrail.

If a warning triangle or portable hazard warning lamp is required, set it up on the roadside at an appropriate distance from the rear of the vehicle.

Comply with all safety guidelines and regulations.

Change the wheel only on a level, firm surface which is not slippery. The vehicle or the jack could slip to the side if you attempt to raise the vehicle on a soft or slippery surface such as snow, ice, tiles, etc.

Position the jack on a firm support surface.

Do not use a wooden block or similar object as a support base for the jack, as this would prevent it from extending to its full support height and reduce its load-carrying capacity.

To avoid serious or fatal injury: never lie under the vehicle, and never start the engine while it is supported by the jack.◀

What you will need

To avoid rattling noises later on, note the positions of the tools before removing them, then return them to their initial positions after completing work.

The tools are located in the mount under the floor panel flap.

What you will need
What you will need

1. Vehicle jack
2. Vehicle jack crank
3. Lug bolts wrench

Removing compact whee

The compact wheel is located in the cargo area under the floor panel.

Removing compact wheel
Removing compact wheel

1. Remove the tool mount.
2. Release the wing nut 1.
3. Remove the washer 2 laterally.
4. Remove the compact wheel.

Preparing wheel change

1. Observe the safety precautions above.
2. Loosen the lug bolts a half turn.

Jacking up vehicle

1. Position the vehicle jack at the jacking point closest to the wheel so that the entire surface of the jack base rests on the ground perpendicularly beneath the jacking point.

changing wheels only. The vehicle jack is designed for changing wheels only.
The vehicle jack is designed for changing wheels only. Do not attempt to raise another vehicle model with it or to raise any load of any kind. To do so could cause accidents and personal injury.◀

Jacking up vehicle
Jacking up vehicle

2. Guide the jack head into the rectangular recess of the jacking point when cranking up, refer to illustration detail.

3. Jack the vehicle up until the wheel you are

3. Jack the vehicle up until the wheel you are changing is raised from the ground.

Mounting a wheel

1. Unscrew the lug bolts and remove the wheel.
2. Remove accumulations of mud or dirt from the mounting surfaces of the wheel and hub.
Also clean the lug bolts.
3. Position the new wheel or compact wheel.
Secure the wheel by screwing at least two lug bolts into opposite bolt holes.
When you mount wheels other than Genuine BMW light-alloy wheels, different lug bolts may also be required.
4. Screw in the remaining lug bolts. Tighten all the bolts securely in a diagonal pattern.
5. Lower the vehicle and remove the jack from beneath the vehicle.

After mounting

1. Tighten the lug bolts in a diagonal pattern.

To ensure safety, always have the lug Checking that the lug bolts are tight
To ensure safety, always have the lug bolts checked with a calibrated torque wrench as soon as possible to ensure that they are tightened to the specified torque.

Otherwise, incorrectly tightened lug bolts are a hidden safety risk. The tightening torque equals 101 lb ft/140 Nm.◀

2. Stow the defective wheel in the cargo area.

The defective wheel cannot be stored under the floor panel flap due to its size.

3. Check and correct the tire inflation pressure at the earliest opportunity.

4. Initialize the Flat Tire Monitor, or reset the Tire Pressure Monitor

5. Replace the damaged tire as soon as possible and have the new wheel/tire balanced.

Driving with compact wheel

Drive conservatively and do not exceed a speed Do not exceed a speed of 50 mph/80 km/h.
Drive conservatively and do not exceed a speed of 50 mph/80 km/h. Otherwise, changes in the driving characteristics could result, for example reduced track stability on braking, extended braking distance, and altered self-steering characteristics in the limit range. In conjunction with winter tires, these characteristics are more pronounced.◀

Only one compact wheel may be Only mount one compact wheel
Only one compact wheel may be mounted. Restore the wheels and tires to their original size as quickly as possible. Failure to do so is a safety risk.◀

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