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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Wheel change, installation instructions for wheel change

  WARNING
Perform the checks and follow the instructions listed below. This is important to ensure that the wheel bolts and the wheels are properly secured.
  Note
On vehicles with tyre pressure indicator, the tyre pressure indicator has to be recalibrated any time one or more wheels are removed or fitted → Anchor.
   
–  Check to ensure that contact surfaces -arrows- on brake disc are free of corrosion and dirt.
 

Wheel change, installation instructions for wheel change

–  Check to ensure that contact surface -arrow- on centring seat of brake disc are free of corrosion and dirt.
 

Wheel change, installation instructions for wheel change

–  Check to ensure that contact surface -arrow- on inner side of wheel (rim) and also centring seat of rim are free of corrosion and dirt.
–  The concave seats * in the holes for the wheel bolts and the threads of the wheel bolts must also be free of corrosion and dirt, oil or grease.
* The concave seat is the curved surface of a section of a sphere cut by a plane.
 

Wheel change, installation instructions for wheel change

–  Check whether the wheel bolts can be easily screwed in by hand. The thread of the wheel bolts must not come into contact with the bore in the brake disc -arrow-.
If the thread of the wheel bolt touches the hole -arrow-, turn the brake disc relative to the wheel hub accordingly.
If necessary, remove dirt and corrosion:
Oil or grease from contact surfaces
Oil or grease from threads in wheel hub
Oil or grease from threads in wheel bolts
  WARNING
Damaged, badly corroded or difficult to remove wheel bolts must be renewed.
 

Wheel change, installation instructions for wheel change

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