B-Class car manuals
Citroen C3: Changing a wheel - Practical information - Citroen C3 Owners Manual

Citroen C3: Changing a wheel

Citroen C3 Owners Manual

Procedure for changing a faulty wheel for the spare wheel using the tools provided with the vehicle.

Access to the tools


The tools are installed in the boot under the fl oor.

To gain access to them:

  • open the boot,
  • raise the fl oor,
  • remove the polystyrene storage box,
  • unclip and remove the box containing the tools.

List of tools

All of these tools are specifi c to your vehicle. Do not use them for other purposes.

1. Wheelbrace.

Permits removal of the wheel trim and removal of the wheel fi xing bolts.

2. Jack with integral handle.

Permits raising of the vehicle.

3. "Bolt cover" tool.

Permits removal of the bolt protectors (covers) on alloy wheels.

4. Socket for the security wheel bolts (located in the glove box).

Permits adaptation of the wheelbrace to the special "security" wheel bolts.


Wheel with trim

When removing the wheel , fi rst detach the trim using the wheelbrace 1 pulling at the valve passage hole.

When refi tting the wheel , refi t the trim starting by placing its cut-out at the valve and press around its edge with the palm of your hand.

Access to the spare wheel


The spare wheel is installed in the boot under the fl oor.

According to country, the spare wheel may be steel or of the "space saver" type.

To gain access to it, refer to the paragraph "Access to the tools" on the previous page.

Fitting the steel or "spacesaver" type spare wheel

If your vehicle is fi tted with alloy wheels, it is normal to notice, when tightening the bolts on fi tting, that the washers do not come into contact with the steel or "space-saver" type spare wheel. The wheel is secured by the conical contact of each bolt.

Taking out the wheel

  • Unscrew the yellow central bolt.
  • Raise the spare wheel towards you from the rear.
  • Take the wheel out of the boot.


Putting the wheel back in place

  • Put the wheel back in its housing.
  • Unscrew the yellow central bolt by a few turns then put it in place in the centre of the wheel.
  • Tighten fully until the central bolt clicks to retain the wheel correctly.



  • Put the box back in place in the centre of the wheel and clip it.
  • Put the polystyrene storage box back in place.
  • Refi t the boot fl oor carpet by lightly folding it in two (refer to the section "Fittings - В§ Storage box").

On vehicles equipped with a "space-saver" type spare wheel, the punctured wheel cannot be stowed in place of the "spacesaver" wheel.

Removing the wheel


Parking the vehicle

Immobilise the vehicle where it does not block traffi c: the ground must be level, stable and not slippery.

Apply the parking brake, switch off the ignition and engage fi rst gear * to lock the wheels.

If necessary, place a chock under the wheel diagonally opposite the wheel to be changed.

It is imperative that you ensure that the occupants get out of the vehicle and wait where they are safe.

Never go underneath a vehicle raised using a jack; use an axle stand.

List of operations

  • Remove the chromed bolt cover from each of the bolts using the tool 3 .
  • Fit the security bolt socket 4 on the wheelbrace 1 to slacken the security bolt.
  • Slacken the other bolts using the wheelbrace 1 only.


  • Place the jack 2 in contact with one of the two front A or rear B locations provided on the underbody, whichever is closest to the wheel to be changed.
  • Extend the jack 2 until its base plate is in contact with the ground. Ensure that the centreline of the jack base plate is directly below the location A or B used.


  • Raise the vehicle until there is suffi cient space between the wheel and the ground to admit the spare (not punctured) wheel easily.
  • Remove the bolts and store them in a clean place.
  • Remove the wheel.


* position P for an automatic gearbox.

Fitting the wheel


After changing a wheel

To store the punctured wheel in the boot correctly, fi rst remove the central cover.

When using the "space-saver" type temporary use spare wheel, do not exceed 50 mph (80 km/h). Have the tightening of the bolts and the pressure of the spare wheel checked by a CITROËN dealer without delay.

Have the punctured wheel repaired and replace it on the vehicle as soon as possible.

Do not drive with more than one temporary use spare wheel fi tted to the vehicle at one time.

List of operations

  • Put the wheel in place on the hub.
  • Screw in the bolts by hand.
  • Pre-tighten the security bolt using the wheelbrace 1 fi tted with the security bolt socket 4 .
  • Pre-tighten the other bolts using the wheelbrace 1 only.


  • Lower the vehicle fully.
  • Fold the jack 2 and detach it.


  • Tighten the security bolt using the wheelbrace 1 fi tted with the security bolt socket 4 .
  • Tighten the other bolts using the wheelbrace 1 only.
  • Refi t the chromed bolt covers on each of the bolts.
  • Store the tools in the box.


    Temporary puncture repair kit

    Changing a bulb

    Other info:

    Honda Fit. Manual transmission models Shifting
    ■Shift Lever Operation+ Fully depress the clutch pedal to operate the shift lever and change gears, then slowly release the pedal. Depress the clutch pedal, and pause for a few seconds be ...

    Citroen C3. Installing a child seat using a three point seat belt
    "Rearwards-facing" When a "rearwards-facing" child seat is installed on the front passenger seat , it is essential that the passenger airbag is deactivated. Otherwise, the c ...

    Manuals For Car Models



    В© 2016-2018 Copyright www.b-auto.net