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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Run-flat tyres, retrofitting/requirements when using run-flat tyres

  Caution
Retrofitting run-flat tyres to vehicles may only be undertaken if the tyres are fitted as standard or they are available as an option.
These tyres may only be used on vehicles with a tyre pressure monitoring system as a pressure lose in the tyres is not always visible. This system warns the driver when an inflation pressure is less than a certain inflation pressure.
Permitted are:
Direct measuring systems → Running gear, axles, steering; Rep. gr.44
Indirect measuring systems → Running gear, axles, steering; Rep. gr.44
Tyres with run-flat properties may only be fitted on disc-type wheels with raised double hump (Extended Hump - EH2) → Chapter.
Adhere to the special assembly instructions → Chapter.
A mixed installation with standard tyres is not permitted, even on same axle.
Only in exceptional circumstances may a standard tyre be fitted e.g. for a short period or a limited distance. The special run-flat characteristics are lost, the driver must always be informed.
Please observe the recommended tyre makes → Wheel and Tyre Guide; Rep. gr.44.
Run-flat tyres - general information
Tyres with run-flat properties have reinforced side walls when comparing them with normal tyres. This reduces the slippage of the side walls and prevents the tyre fla ...

Run-flat tyres, repair work
  WARNING Tyres with run-flat properties must be replaced after they have been run deflated. ...

Other materials:

Removing tyre sealant
Place wheel on an even surface. –  Unscrew valve insert.   Caution The tyre sealant is hazardous to the health. May cause eye and skin irrit ...

Overview of fitting locations - operating and display unit, air conditioning system with electric/manual controls
  Note A warning lamp in the instrument panel controls will indicate that the selected function is active. If the warning lamp does not light up after the AC button is pressed, a fault may be stored in the control ...

Tyre monitoring display
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings The tyre monitor display uses the ABS sensors to compare the rolling circumference and the vibration characteristics of the individual wheels. Any change in the tyre pressure of one or more wheels is shown by the tyre mo ...

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