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Opel Corsa: Spare wheel / Fitting the spare wheel

Make the following preparations and observe the following information:

  • Park the vehicle on a level, firm and non-skid surface. The front wheels must be in the straightahead position.
  • If necessary, place a chock under the wheel diagonally opposite the wheel to be changed.
  • Apply the parking brake and engage first gear, reverse gear or P.
  • Remove the spare wheel.
  • Never change more than one wheel at once.
  • Use the jack only to change wheels in case of puncture, not for seasonal winter or summer tyre change.
  • The jack is maintenance-free.
  • If the ground on which the vehicle is standing is soft, a solid board (max. 1 cm thick) should be placed under the jack.
  • Take heavy objects out of the vehicle before jacking up.
  • No people or animals may be in the vehicle when it is jacked-up.
  • Never crawl under a jacked-up vehicle.
  • Do not start the vehicle when it is raised on the jack.
  • Before screwing in the wheel bolts, clean them.


Do not grease wheel bolts.


Ensure to use always the correct wheel bolts if changing the wheels. When installing the spare wheel, the bolts for alloy wheels can also be used.

Opel Corsa. Fitting the spare wheel

  • Note that the spare wheel is secured by the conical contact of each bolt if the wheel bolts for the alloy wheels are used. In this case, the washers do not come into contact with the spare wheel.
  1. Disengage wheel bolt caps with the wheel bolt cover remover.

    Steel wheels with cover: Pull off the wheel cover.

    Alloy wheels: Disengage wheel bolt caps with the wheel bolt cover remover.

Opel Corsa. Fitting the spare wheel

  1. Attach the wheel wrench and loosen each wheel bolt by half a turn.

    The wheels might be protected by locking wheel nuts. To loosen these specific nuts first attach the adapter onto the head of the nut before installing the wheel wrench. The adapter is located in the tool bag 3 178.

Opel Corsa. Fitting the spare wheel

  1. Ensure the jack is correctly positioned under the relevant vehicle jacking point.

Opel Corsa. Fitting the spare wheel

  1. Set the jack to the necessary height. Position it directly below the jacking point in a manner that prevents it from slipping.

Opel Corsa. Fitting the spare wheel

Ensure that the edge of the body fits into the notch of the jack.

Opel Corsa. Fitting the spare wheel

With the jack correctly aligned rotate wheel wrench until wheel is clear of the ground.

  1. Unscrew the wheel nuts.
  2. Change the wheel.
  3. Screw on the wheel nuts.
  4. Lower the vehicle and remove jack.
  5. Install the wheel wrench ensuring that it is located securely and tighten each bolt in a crosswise sequence.

    Tightening torque for 15" is 100 Nm and for 16" is 115 Nm.

    If the vehicle is equipped with alloy wheels, note that the wheel bolts can also be used for the steel spare wheel. In this case, the spare wheel is secured by the conical contact of each bolt.

  6. Vehicles with wheel cover: Align the valve hole in the wheel cover with the tyre valve before installing.
  7. Install wheel nut caps.
  8.  Stow the replaced wheel, the vehicle tools and the adapter for the locking wheel nuts.
  9. Check the tyre pressure of the installed tyre and the wheel nut torque as soon as possible.

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