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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Pressing tyre off wheel rim

New wheels with a modified contour have been introduced for all vehicles as of model year 2005.
The tyre fitting unit must be furnished with the tyre fitting head designed for these wheels.
  WARNING
Otherwise there is a danger of the wheel rim being damaged.
If your tyre fitting unit has not yet been modified, please contact the manufacturer of the unit.
Safety instructions and conditions for removing and installing tyres
It is extremely important to adhere to the instructions and warnings in the following descriptions.
–  Remove air from tyre by screwing out the nickel-plate valve element.
   
–  Always ensure when pressing off a tyre using tyre fitting equipment with a press-off plate, that the tyre valve -arrow- is directly opposite the press-off plate -1-.
The bead breaker must be positioned no more than 2 cm from wheel rim flange.
–  Remove balancing weights and dirt from wheel rim.
 

Pressing tyre off wheel rim

–  Press both tyre beads off all round and liberally coat tyre and wheel rim flange with tyre assembly paste -arrow-.
 

Pressing tyre off wheel rim

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