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Self-help

Avoid heavy acceleration, hard braking

and fast cornering.

Drive for only 10 minutes at a maximum

speed of 80 km/h (50 mph) and then check
the tyre.

For the sake of the environment

Dispose of used or expired sealant observ-
ing any legal requirements.

Note

A new bottle of sealant can be purchased
at SEAT dealerships.

Note

Take into account the separate instruction
manual of the tyre mobility system’s manu-
facturer.

Anti-puncture kit contents

Fig. 41 

Standard representation: anti-punc-

ture kit contents.

The anti-puncture kit is located underneath
the floor covering in the luggage compart-
ment. It includes the following components

››› 

Fig. 41

:

Valve insert remover
A sticker to be adhered to the instrument
cluster, within the driver's visual field, to
remind that the maximum advisable
speed “max. 80 km/h” or “max. 50 mph”
Filler tube with cap
Air compressor
ON/OFF switch
Air bleed screw (it can also be integrated
in the inflator tube).

1

2

3

4

5

6

Warning provided by tyre pressure moni-
toring system (it can also be integrated in
the inflator tube).
Tube for inflating tyres
12 volt connector
Bottle of sealant
Spare tyre valve

The 

valve insert remover

 

1

 has a gap at

the lower end for a valve insert. The valve in-
sert can only be screwed or unscrewed in this
way. This also applies to its replacement part

11

.

Sealing and inflating a tyre

Sealing the tyre

Unscrew the tyre valve cap and insert. Use

the 

››› 

Fig. 41

 

1

 tool to remove the insert.

Place it on a clean surface.

Shake the tyre sealant bottle vigorously

››› 

Fig. 41

 

10

.

Screw the inflator tube 

››› 

Fig. 41

 

3

 into the

sealant bottle. The bottle's seal will break au-
tomatically.

Remove the lid from the filling tube

››› 

Fig. 41

 

3

 and screw the open end of the

tube into the tyre valve.

With the bottle upside down, empty 

all

 of

the contents into the tyre.

»

7

8

9

10

11

43

Emergencies

Remove the bottle from the valve.

Place the insert back into the tyre valve us-

ing the tool 

››› 

Fig. 41

 

1

.

Inflating the tyre

Screw the compressor tyre inflator tube

››› 

Fig. 41

 

8

 into the tyre valve.

Check that the air bleed screw is closed

››› 

Fig. 41

 

6

.

Start the engine and leave it running.

Insert the connector 

››› 

Fig. 41

 

9

 into the

vehicle's 12-volt socket 

››› 

page 158

.

Turn the air compressor on with the

ON/OFF switch 

››› 

Fig. 41

 

5

.

Keep the air compressor running until it rea-

ches 2.0 to 2.5 bar (29-36 psi/200-250 kPa).

A maximum of 8 minutes

.

Disconnect the air compressor.

If it does not reach the pressure indicated,

unscrew the tyre inflator tube from the valve.

Move the vehicle 10m so that the sealant is

distributed throughout the tyre.

Screw the compressor tyre inflator into the

valve.

Repeat the inflation process.

If the indicated pressure still cannot be

reached, the tyre is too badly damaged. Stop
and request assistance from an authorised
technician.

Disconnect the air compressor. Unscrew

the tyre inflator tube from the tyre valve.

When the tyre pressure is between 2.5 and

2.0 bars, continue driving without exceeding
80 km/h (50 mph).

Attach the sticker 

››› 

Fig. 41

 

2

 to the instru-

ment cluster, within the driver's visual field.

Check the pressure again after 10 minutes

››› 

page 44

.

WARNING

When inflating the wheel, the air compres-
sor and the inflator tube may become hot.

Protect hands and skin from hot parts.

Do not place the hot flexible inflator tube

or hot air compressor on flammable mate-
rial.

Allow them to cool before storing the de-

vice.

If it is not possible to inflate the tyre to at

least 2.0 bars (29 psi / 200 kPa), the tyre is
too badly damaged. The sealant is not in a
good condition to seal the tyre. Do not con-
tinue driving. Seek specialist assistance.

CAUTION

Switch off the air compressor after a maxi-
mum of 8 operational minutes to avoid
overheating! Before switching on the air
compressor again, let it cool for several mi-
nutes.

Check after 10 minutes of driving

Screw the inflator tube 

››› 

Fig. 41 

5

 again

and check the pressure on the gauge 

6

.

1.3 bar (19 psi / 130 kPa) and lower:

Stop the vehicle!

 The tyre cannot be

sealed sufficiently with the tyre mobility set.

You should obtain professional assistance

››› 

.

1.4 bar (20 psi / 140 kPa) and higher:

Set the tyre pressure to the correct value

again.

Carefully resume your journey until you

reach the nearest specialised workshop with-
out exceeding 80 km/h (50 mph).

Have the damaged tyre replaced.

WARNING

Driving with an unsealed tyre is dangerous
and can cause accidents and serious in-
jury.

Do not continue driving if the tyre pres-

sure is 1.3 bar (19 psi / 130 kPa) and lower.

Seek specialist assistance.

44

Self-help

Changing a wheel

Introduction

The SEAT Alhambra is equipped as standard
with anti-puncture technology tyres (Conti-
Seal). In the event of a puncture or air leak of
up to 5 mm, the tyre seals the hole with a pro-
tective layer inside the tread.

The inclusion of this technology means that
there is no type of spare wheel included in
the vehicle's equipment.

Not all Alhambra models have the TMS (Tyre
Mobility System).

If a tyre needs to be changed the tools nec-
essary are available at spare parts dealers:

Jack,

box spanner for wheel nuts,

tool to remove wheel bolt caps

The tyres mounted on the vehicle are anti-
puncture. The wheels should only be
changed when switching from summer to
winter tyres or vice-versa.

The vehicle only comes with the necessary
tools for changing wheels if factory supplied
with winter tyres. If this is not the case, you
need to go to a specialised workshop to get
the wheels changed.

What to do first

Park the vehicle on a horizontal surface and

in a safe place as far away from traffic as
possible.

Apply the electronic parking brake.

Switch on the hazard warning lights.

Manual transmission:

 select the 1st gear.

Automatic transmission:

 Move the selector

lever to position 

P

.

If you are towing a trailer, unhitch it from

your vehicle.

Keep the vehicle tool kit available

››› 

page 41

.

Observe the applicable legislation for each

country (reflective vest, warning triangles,
etc.).

All occupants should leave the vehicle and

wait in a safe place (for instance behind the
roadside crash barrier).

WARNING

Always observe the above steps and pro-

tect yourself and other road users.

If you change the wheel on a slope, block

the wheel on the opposite side of the car
with a stone or similar to prevent the vehi-
cle from moving.

Integral wheel trim

Fig. 42 

Remove the wheel cover.

The wheel covers must be removed for ac-
cess to the wheel nuts.

Removing

Take the wheel brace and the wire hook

from the vehicle tool kit 

››› 

page 41

.

Hook the wire through one of the grooves of

the trim.

Insert the box spanner through the hook,

rest it on the tyre and remove the wheel trim

››› 

Fig. 42

.

Fitting

Before installing the full trim, the anti-theft
wheel lock must be threaded into position

››› 

Fig. 46

 

2

 ó 

3

. Otherwise it will not be

possible to install the full hubcap.

»

45

Emergencies

Press the trim against the wheel so that the

valve hole is in the same position as the tyre's
valve 

››› 

Fig. 46

 

1

. Make sure that the trim is

correctly fitted all the way around the wheel.

Wheel bolt caps

Fig. 43 

Wheel: wheel nuts with caps.

Removal

Fit the plastic clip (vehicle tools 

››› 

Fig. 39

)

over the cap until it clicks into place

››› 

Fig. 43

.

Remove the cap with the plastic clip.

The caps protect the wheel nuts and should
be remounted after changing the tyre.

The 

anti-theft wheel locking bolt

 has a

special cap. This only fits on anti-theft locking
bolts and is not for use with standard wheel
nuts.

Anti-theft wheel nuts

Fig. 44 

Anti-theft wheel bolt with cap and

adapter.

Loosening the anti-theft wheel bolt

Remove the wheel cover or the cap.

Insert the special adapter 

››› 

Fig. 44 

1

 (ve-

hicle tools 

››› 

page 41

) onto the anti-theft

wheel bolt and push it on as far as it will go.

Insert the wheel brace (vehicle tools) onto

the adapter as far as it will go.

Remove the wheel bolt 

››› 

page 46

.

Note

Make a note of the code number of the an-
ti-theft wheel bolt and keep it in a safe
place, but not in your vehicle. If you need a
new adapter, you can obtain it from the
SEAT Official Service, indicating the code
number.

Loosening wheel nuts

Fig. 45 

Wheel change: loosen the wheel nuts.

Fig. 46 

Wheel change: tyre valve 

1

 and the

correct position for the anti-theft wheel locking

bolt 

2

 or 

3

.

Use only the wheel wrench belonging to the
car to loosen the wheel nuts.

Loosen the wheel nuts only about one turn
before raising the vehicle with the jack.

46

Self-help

If the wheel bolt is very tight, carefully push
on the end of the wheel wrench with your
foot. Hold on to the vehicle for support and
take care not to slip during this operation.

Loosening wheel nuts

Fit the wheel wrench on as far as it will go

››› 

Fig. 45

.

Hold the wrench at the end and rotate the

bolt approximately 

one

 turn anticlock-

wise 

››› 

.

Important information about wheel nuts

Factory-fitted rims and wheel nuts are spe-
cially matched during construction. There-
fore, if different rims are fitted, the correct
wheel nuts with the right length and heads
must be used. This ensures that wheels are
fitted securely and that the brake system
functions correctly.

In certain circumstances, you should not even
use wheel nuts from vehicles of the same
model.

In wheels with full hubcaps, the anti-theft
locking bolt must be threaded onto positions

››› 

Fig. 46

 

2

 or 

3

, taking the tyre valve’s po-

sition as reference 

1

. Otherwise it will not be

possible to mount the hubcap.

WARNING

If the wheel nuts are not properly tight-
ened, they could come loose while driving

and cause an accident, serious injury and
loss of vehicle control.

Use only wheel nuts which correspond to

the rim in question.

Never use different wheel nuts.

Wheel nuts and threads should be clean,

free of oil and grease, and it should be pos-
sible to screw them easily.

To loosen and tighten wheel nuts, only

use the wheel wrench that came with the
car from the factory.

The wheel nuts should only be loosened

slightly (about one turn) before raising the
vehicle with the jack. Risk of accident!

Never apply grease or oil to wheel nuts or

to the wheel hub threads. Even if the bolts
have been tightened to the prescribed tor-
que, they could come loose while driving.

Never loosen the screwed joints of wheel

rims with bolted ring trims.

If wheel nuts are tightened below the

prescribed torque, the bolts and rims could
come loose while driving. If tightening tor-
que is too high, the wheel nuts or threads
can be damaged.

Raise the vehicle

Fig. 47 

Jack position points.

Fig. 48 

Jack mounted on the left rear part of

the vehicle

Rest the jack (vehicles tools) on firm

ground. If necessary use a large, strong
board or similar support. If the surface is slip-
pery (for example tiles) place the jack on a
rubber mat or similar to prevent it from slip-
ping 

››› 

.

»

47

Emergencies

Block the wheel diagonally opposite the

wheel being changed with folding wheel
chocks or other suitable objects.

Find the support point on the strut (sunken

area) closest to the wheel to be changed

››› 

Fig. 47

.

Turn the jack crank handle, located below

the strut support point, to raise it until the
tab 

››› 

Fig. 48

 is below the housing that is

provided.

Align the jack so that the tab “grips” onto

the housing provided on the cross member
and the mobile base is resting on the ground.
The base plate 2 should fall vertically with re-
spect to the support point.

Continue turning the jack until the wheel is

slightly lifted off the ground.

WARNING

The factory-supplied jack is only designed
for changing wheels on this model. On no
account attempt to use it for lifting heavier
vehicles or other loads. Risk of injury.

Make sure the jack remains stable. If the

surface is slippery or soft, the jack could
slip or sink, respectively, with the conse-
quent risk of causing injuries.

Lift the vehicle using only the jack sup-

plied from the factory. Other jacks, even
those approved for other SEAT models
could slip, with the consequent risk of in-
jury.

Place the jack only at the support points

provided on the strut and align it. Other-
wise, the jack could slip because it does
not have sufficient grip on the vehicle: risk
of injury!

You should never place a body limb such

as an arm or leg under a raised vehicle that
is solely supported by the jack.

If you have to work underneath the vehi-

cle, you must use suitable stands addition-
ally to support the vehicle, there is a risk of
accident!.

Never raise the vehicle if it is tilting to one

side or the engine is running.

Never start the engine when the vehicle is

raised. The vehicle may come loose from
the jack due to the engine vibrations.

CAUTION

The vehicle must not be raised on the
crossbar. Place the jack only at the support
points provided on the strut and align it.
Otherwise, the vehicle may be damaged.

Removing and installing a wheel

Fig. 49 

Wheel change: loosen wheel nuts with

the socket in the handle of the screwdriver.

Change the wheel after loosening the wheel
nuts and raising the vehicle with the jack.

When removing/fitting the wheel, the rim may
hit and damage the brake disc. For this rea-
son, please take care and get a second per-
son to assist you.

Taking off the wheel

Using the hexagonal socket in the wheel

brace 

››› 

Fig. 49

, unscrew the slackened

wheel nuts and place them on a clean sur-
face.

Unscrew the wheel nuts using the box

spanner and place them on a clean surface.

Take off the wheel.

48

Self-help

Putting on the spare wheel

Check the direction of rotation of the tyre

››› 

page 49

.

Place the spare wheel or temporary spare

wheel into position.

Replace the wheel bolts and tighten 

slight-

ly

 using the hexagonal socket on the end of

the wheel brace.

To tighten the anti-theft locking wheel nuts

use the corresponding adaptor.

Carefully lower the vehicle using the jack.

Use the wheel spanner to tighten all of the

wheel nuts clockwise. Tighten the bolts in di-
agonal pairs (not in a circle).

Put the caps, trim or full hubcap back on

››› 

page 45

.

The wheel nuts should be clean and turn
easily. Before fitting the spare wheel, inspect
the wheel condition and hub mounting surfa-
ces. These surfaces must be clean before fit-
ting the wheel.

Tightening torque of the wheel nuts

The recommended tightening torque for
wheel nuts for steel and alloy wheels is

140 Nm

. After changing a wheel, have the

tightening torque checked immediately with a
torque wrench that is working perfectly.

Before checking

 tightening torque, have any

rusty wheel nuts that are difficult to screw re-
placed and clean the wheel hub threads.

Never apply grease or oil to wheel nuts or to
the wheel hub threads. Even if the bolts have
been tightened to the prescribed torque, they
could come loose while driving.

WARNING

The hexagonal socket in the wheel brace
should be used for turning wheel nuts only.
Do not use it to loosen or tighten the wheel
nuts.

Tyres with directional tread pattern

Tyres with directional tread pattern have
been designed to operate best when rotating
in only one direction. An arrow on the tyre
sidewall indicates the direction of rotation on
tyres with directional tread. Always observe
the indicated direction of rotation in order to
guarantee optimum grip and help avoid
aquaplaning, excessive noise and wear.

If the tyre is mounted in the opposite direction
of rotation, drive with extreme caution, as the
tyre is no longer being used correctly. This is
of particular importance when the road sur-
face is wet. Change the tyre as soon as pos-
sible or remount it with the correct direction
of rotation.

Works after changing a wheel

Alloy wheels:

 replace the wheel bolt caps.

Plate wheels:

 replace the wheel hubcap .

Return all tools to their proper storing loca-

tion.

If the replaced wheel does not fit in the

spare wheel housing, store it safely in the lug-
gage compartment 

››› 

page 140

.

Check the tyre pressure of the newly moun-

ted tyre as soon as possible.

In vehicles fitted with a tyre pressure indica-

tor, adjust the pressure and store it in memory

››› 

page 334

.

Have the tightening torque of the wheel

nuts checked as soon as possible with a tor-
que wrench 

››› 

page 49

. Meanwhile, drive

carefully.

Have the flat tyre replaced as quickly as

possible.

49

Emergencies

Changing the windscreen
wiper blades

Wiper service position

Fig. 50 

Wipers in service position.

Ensure that the wiper blades are not frozen.

The wiper arms can be raised when the wip-
ers are in service position 

››› 

Fig. 50

.

Close the bonnet 

››› 

page 315

.

Switch the ignition on and off.

Press the windscreen wiper lever down-

wards briefly 

››› 

page 125

 

4

.

Before driving, always lower the wiper arms.
Using the windscreen wiper lever, the wind-
screen wiper arms return to their initial posi-
tion.

Note

The windscreen wiper arms can be

moved to the service position only when
the bonnet is properly closed.

You can also use the service position, for

example, if you want to fix a cover over the
windscreen in the winter to keep it clear of
ice.

Changing the wiper rear wiper
blades

Fig. 51 

Changing the windscreen wiper blades

Fig. 52 

Changing the rear wiper blade

The windscreen wiper blades are supplied as
standard with a layer of graphite. This layer is
responsible for ensuring that the wipe is silent.
If the graphite layer is damaged, the noise of
the water as it is wiped across the windscreen
will be louder.

Check the condition of the wiper blades reg-
ularly. 

If the wipers scrape across the

glass

, they should be changed if they are

damaged, or cleaned if they are dirty 

››› 

.

If this does not produce the desired results,
the setting angle of the windscreen wiper
arms might be incorrect. They should be
checked by a specialised workshop and cor-
rected if necessary.

Damaged windscreen wiper blades should
be replaced immediately. These are availa-
ble from qualified workshops.

50

Self-help

Raising and lowering windscreen wiper
arms

Place the windscreen wipers in the service

position 

››› 

page 50

.

Grip the wiper arms 

only

 by the blade's

fastening point.

Cleaning windscreen wiper blades

Raise the wiper arms.

Use a soft cloth to remove dust and dirt

from the windscreen wiper blades.

If the blades are very dirty, a sponge or

damp cloth may be used 

››› 

.

Changing the windscreen wiper blades

Lift and unfold the wiper arms.

Press and hold release button 

››› 

Fig. 51 

1

and pull gently on the wiper blade in the di-
rection of the arrow.

Fit a new wiper blade of the 

same length

and design

 on to the wiper arm and hook it

into place.

Rest the wiper arms back onto the wind-

screen.

Changing the rear wiper blade

Lift and fold the wiper arm.

Turn the blade slightly 

››› 

Fig. 52

 (arrow 

A

).

Hold down the release button 

1

 while gen-

tly pulling the blade in the direction of arrow

B

.

Insert a new blade of the 

same length and

type

 in the rear wiper arm in the opposite di-

rection to the arrow 

B

 and hook into place

button 

1

.

Replace the wiper arm on the rear window.

WARNING

Worn or dirty windscreen wiper blades re-
duce visibility and increase the risk of acci-
dent and serious injury.

Always replace damaged or worn wind-

screen wiper blades or blades that no lon-
ger clean the windscreen properly.

CAUTION

Damaged or dirty windscreen wipers

could scratch the glass.

If products containing solvents, rough

sponges or sharp objects are used to clean
the blades, the graphite layer will be dam-
aged.

Never use fuel, nail varnish remover, paint

thinner or similar products to clean the win-
dows.

In icy conditions, always check that the

wiper blades are not frozen to the glass be-
fore using the wipers. In cold weather, it
may help to leave the vehicle parked with
the wipers in service position 

››› 

page 50

.

CAUTION

To prevent damage to the bonnet and the

wiper arms, only leave them in the service
position.

Before driving, always lower the wiper

arms.

Jump start

Jump leads

The jump lead must have a sufficient wire
cross section.

If the engine fails to start because of a dis-
charged battery, the battery can be connec-
ted to the battery of another vehicle to start
the engine.

Jump leads must comply with standard 

DIN

72553

 (see cable manufacturer's instruc-

tions). The wire cross section must be at least
25 mm

2

 for petrol engines and at least

35 mm

2

 for diesel engines.

For vehicles whose battery is not in the en-
gine compartment, the jump leads should on-
ly be connected to the starting assistance
connection points in the engine compart-
ment.

»

51

Emergencies

Note

The vehicles must not touch each other,

otherwise electricity could flow as soon as
the positive terminals are connected.

The discharged battery must be properly

connected to the on-board network.

Positive pole at the jump start
points

Fig. 53 

In the engine compartment: jump start

positive pole 

+

.

On some vehicles, there is a starting assis-
tance terminal in the engine compartment,
under a labelled cover.

Jump start: description

Fig. 54 

Diagram of connections for vehicles

without Start Stop system

Fig. 55 

Diagram of connections for vehicles

with Start Stop system

Jump lead terminal connections

Switch off the ignition of both vehicles

››› 

.

1.

Connect one end of the 

red

 jump lead to

the positive 

+

 terminal of the vehicle

with the flat battery 

A

 

››› 

Fig. 54

.

Connect the other end of the 

red

 jump

lead to the positive terminal 

+

 in the ve-

hicle providing assistance 

B

.

In vehicles without a Start-Stop system:

connect one end of the 

black

 jump lead

to the negative terminal 

 of the vehicle

providing the current 

B

 

››› 

Fig. 54

.

In vehicles with a Start-stop system:

connect one end of the 

black

 jump lead

X

 to a suitable ground terminal, to a sol-

id piece of metal in the engine block, or
to the engine block itself 

››› 

Fig. 55

.

Connect the other end of the 

black

 jump

lead 

X

 to a solid metal component bol-

ted to the engine block or to the engine
block itself of the vehicle with the flat
battery. Do not connect it to a point near
the battery 

A

.

Position the leads in such a way that
they cannot come into contact with any
moving parts in the engine compart-
ment.

Starting

Start the engine of the vehicle with the
boosting battery and let it run at idling
speed.

2.

3.

4a.

4b.

5.

6.

7.

52

Self-help

Start the engine of the vehicle with the
flat battery and wait for 2 or 3 minutes
until the engine is running.

Removing the jump leads

Before you remove the jump leads,
switch off the dipped beam headlights if
they are switched on.
Turn on the heater blower and heated
rear window in the vehicle with the flat
battery. This helps minimise voltage
peaks which are generated when the
leads are disconnected.
When the engine is running, disconnect
the leads in reverse order to the details
given above.

Make sure the battery clamps have sufficient
metal-to-metal contact with the battery ter-
minals.

If the engine fails to start after about 10 sec-
onds, switch off the starter and try again after
about 1 minute.

WARNING

Please note the safety warnings referring

to working in the engine compartment

››› 

page 315

.

The battery providing assistance must

have the same voltage as the flat battery
(12V) and approximately the same capaci-

8.

9.

10.

11.

ty (see imprint on battery). Failure to com-
ply could result in an explosion.

Never use jump leads when one of the

batteries is frozen. Danger of explosion!
Even after the battery has thawed, battery
acid could leak and cause chemical burns.
If a battery freezes, it should be replaced.

Keep sparks, flames and lighted ciga-

rettes away from batteries, danger of ex-
plosion. Failure to comply could result in an
explosion.

Observe the instructions provided by the

manufacturer of the jump leads.

Do not connect the negative cable from

the other vehicle directly to the negative
terminal of the flat battery. The gas emit-
ted from the battery could be ignited by
sparks. Danger of explosion.

Never attach the negative cable to fuel

system components or the brake lines in
the other vehicle.

The non-insulated parts of the battery

clamps must not be allowed to touch. The
jump lead attached to the positive battery
terminal must not touch metal parts of the
vehicle, this can cause a short circuit.

Position the leads in such a way that they

cannot come into contact with any moving
parts in the engine compartment.

Do not lean on the batteries. This could

result in chemical burns.

Note

The vehicles must not touch each other,
otherwise electricity could flow as soon as
the positive terminals are connected.

Tow start and towing

Introduction

Tow-starting

 means starting the engine of

the vehicle while another pulls it.

Towing

 means one vehicle pulling another

that is not roadworthy.

Always consider the legal provisions relating
to tow-starting and towing.

For technical reasons, towing a vehicle
with a discharged battery is not allowed.
The jump start should be used instead

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.

If the vehicle comes with the Keyless Access
system, towing is only allowed with the igni-
tion on!

The vehicle battery drains if the vehicle is
towed with the engine switched off and the
ignition connected. Depending on the battery
charge status, the drop in voltage may be so
large, even after just a few minutes, that no
electrical device in the vehicle may work e.g.
the hazard warning lights. In vehicles with the

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53

Emergencies

Keyless Access system, the steering wheel
could lock 

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.

WARNING

A vehicle with no power should never be
towed.

When towing, never remove the ignition

key or disconnect the ignition with the start
button. Otherwise, the electronic lock of
the steering column could suddenly be-
come blocked and it would be impossible
to steer the vehicle. This could cause an
accident, serious injury and loss of control
of the vehicle.

If during towing the vehicle runs out of

power, stop towing immediately and re-
quest the assistance of specialist person-
nel.

WARNING

Vehicle handling and braking capacity
change considerably during towing. Please
observe the following instructions to mini-
mise the risk of serious accidents and in-
jury:

As the driver of the vehicle being towed:

You should depress the brake much
harder as the brake servo does not op-
erate. Pay the utmost attention to avoid
crashing into the towing vehicle.

More strength is required at the steer-
ing wheel as the power steering does

not operate when the engine is switch-
ed off.

As the driver of the towing vehicle:

Accelerate with particular care and
caution.

Avoid sudden braking and manoeuvres.

Brake earlier than usual and more
smoothly.

CAUTION

To avoid damaging the vehicle, for exam-

ple the paint, remove and replace the lid
and towing eye carefully.

Unburnt fuel could enter the catalytic

converter and damage it during towing.

Instructions for tow-starting

Vehicle's should not generally be tow-
started. The jump start should be used in-
stead

 

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.

For technical reasons, towing the following
vehicles is 

not

 allowed:

Vehicles with an automatic gearbox.

If the vehicle battery is discharged, be-

cause in vehicles with the Keyless Access
locking and ignition system the steering re-
mains locked and the electronic parking
brake cannot be deactivated nor can the

electronic lock of the steering column be re-
leased if they are activated.

If the battery is flat, it is possible that the

engine control units may not operate correct-
ly.

However, if the vehicle must absolutely be
tow-started (in the case of manual gear-
boxes):

Engage the 2nd or 3rd gear.

Keep the clutch pressed down.

Switch on the ignition and the hazard warn-

ing lights of both vehicles.

Once both vehicles are moving, release the

clutch.

Once the engine starts, press the clutch

and disengage the gear to avoid colliding
with the towing vehicle.

CAUTION

When tow-starting, unburnt fuel could

enter the catalytic converter and damage
it.

Do not tow a vehicle for more than 50 m

in attempt to start it. There is risk of dam-
age to the catalytic converter.

Note

The vehicle can only be jump-started if the
electronic parking brake and, if appropri-
ate, the electronic lock of the steering

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column are deactivated. If the vehicle has
no power supply or there is an electric sys-
tem fault, the engine must be jump-started
to deactivate the electronic parking brake
and the electronic lock of the steering col-
umn.

Towing instructions

Towing requires some expertise and experi-
ence, especially when using a tow rope. Both
drivers should be familiar with the difficulties
involved in towing. For this reason, inexper-
ienced drivers should abstain from towing.

During towing, it should be ensured that no
impermissible tractive forces or shocks are
generated. When towing on an unpaved
road, there is always a risk of overloading and
damaging the anchorage points.

During towing, the towing vehicle can signal
the change of direction even with the hazard
warning lights turned on. To do so, at the
same time, the turn signal lever must be oper-
ated with ignition switched on. Meanwhile, the
hazard warning lights will go off. When the
turn signal lever is returned to the rest posi-
tion, the hazard warning lights will be auto-
matically reactivated.

Notes for the driver of the towed vehicle

Leave the ignition on, so that the steering is

not blocked, and the electronic parking brake
may be deactivated and the turn signals and
wash/wipe operated.

More strength is required at the steering

wheel as the power steering does not oper-
ate when the engine is switched off.

You should depress the brake much harder

as the brake servo does not operate. Avoid
hitting the towing vehicle.

Bear in mind the information and instruc-

tions in the manual of the vehicle to be towed.

Notes for the driver of the towing vehicle

Accelerate with particular care and cau-

tion. Avoid sharp manoeuvres.

Brake earlier than usual and smoothly.

Bear in mind the information and instruc-

tions in the manual of the towed vehicle.

Tow rope or tow bar

It is safer for the vehicle to be towed using a
tow bar, avoiding damage to the vehicle. A
tow rope should only be used if a tow bar is
not available.

A tow rope should be slightly elastic to avoid
damage to both vehicles. It is advisable to
use a tow rope made of synthetic fibre or sim-
ilarly elastic material.

Only attach the tow rope or the tow bar to
the towing eyes provided or a towing bracket.

If the vehicle has a 

factory-fitted towing de-

vice,

 towing with a tow bar is 

only

 permitted

if it has been specially designed to be instal-
led on a tow hitch 

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.

When the vehicle has to be towed:

Check whether the vehicle may be towed

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page 56, Cases where towing the ve-

hicle is not permitted

.

The vehicle can be towed using a tow bar or
tow rope in the normal way, with all four
wheels on the road; it can also be towed with
either the front or rear wheels lifted off the
road.

Switch the ignition on.

Put the gearbox lever in neutral or the se-

lector lever in the 

N

 

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 position.

Do not allow the vehicle to be towed at

speeds of over 50 km/h (30 mph).

The vehicle must not be towed further than

50 km (30 miles).

If a breakdown lorry is used, vehicles with

automatic transmission are only allowed to
be towed with the front wheels suspended.

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Emergencies

Towing vehicles with four-wheel drive
(4Drive)

Four-wheel drive vehicles (4Drive) can be
towed using a tow bar or tow rope. If the vehi-
cle is towed with the front or rear axle sus-
pended, the engine must be switched off,
otherwise the transmission may be damaged.

Cases where towing the vehicle is not per-
mitted

If, due to a fault, the gearbox is out of lubri-

cant.

If the vehicle battery is discharged, be-

cause the steering remains locked and, if ap-
propriate, the electronic parking brake can-
not be deactivated or the electronic lock of
the steering column released.

If a distance above 50 km needs to be trav-

elled.

When, for example, after an accident, the

smooth rotation of the wheels or the steering
operation cannot be guaranteed.

When the vehicle is to tow another vehicle:

Observe legal requirements.

Keep in mind the instructions in the manual

on towing vehicles.

CAUTION

If there is no oil in the gearbox or no lubri-
cant in the automatic transmission the car

may only be towed with the driven wheels
lifted clear of the road, or transported on a
special car transporter or trailer.

Note

The vehicle can only be towed if the elec-
tronic parking brake and the electronic
lock of the steering column are deactiva-
ted. If the vehicle has no power supply or
there is an electric system fault, the engine
must be jump-started 

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 to deacti-

vate the electronic parking brake and the
electronic lock of the steering column.

Front towline anchorage

Fig. 56 

On the right side of the front bumper:

screw in the towline anchorage

The housing of the removable towline an-
chorage is on the right side of the front bump-
er underneath a cover .

The towing eye should always be kept in the
vehicle.

Bear in mind the instructions for towing

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page 55

.

Fitting the towline anchorage

Remove the towing eye from the vehicle

tool kit in the luggage compartment

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page 41

.

Remove the cover by pressing down on the

top and leave it hanging from the vehicle.

Screw the towing eye in the housing by

turning it as far as it will go 

anticlock-

wise

 

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Fig. 56

 

››› 

. Use a suitable object

that can completely and securely tighten the
towing eye in its housing.

After towing, unscrew the towing eye

clockwise

 with a suitable object.

Insert the upper flange of the lid into the

opening of the bumper and press the lower
side of the lid until it is inserted into the bump-
er.

Clean the towing eye if necessary and then

store it in the luggage compartment along
with the other vehicle tools.

CAUTION

The towing eye must always be completely
and firmly tightened. Otherwise, it could be
released while towing and tow-starting.

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Make sure that there are no objects that
prevent the eyebolt being screwed.

Rear towline anchorage

Fig. 57 

On the right side of the rear bumper:

towline anchorage in position.

The housing of the screw towing eye is on the
right side of the rear bumper behind a lid

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Fig. 57

.

Vehicles equipped as standard with a towing
bracket

 

do not

 have any housing for the

screw towing eye behind the lid. In this case,
the tow hitch needs to be extracted or instal-
led and used for towing 

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.

Bear in mind the instructions for towing

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page 55

.

Assemble the rear towing eye (cars with-
out a factory-equipped towing bracket)

Remove the towing eye from the vehicle

tool kit in the luggage compartment

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page 41

.

Press the upper side of the lid 

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Fig. 57

 to

unclip it.

Remove the lid and let it hang from the ve-

hicle.

Screw the towline anchorage into the hous-

ing by turning it as far as it will go 

anticlock-

wise

 

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. Use a suitable object that can

completely and securely tighten the towing
eye in its housing.

After towing, unscrew the towing eye

clockwise

 with a suitable object.

Insert the upper flange of the lid into the

opening of the bumper and press the lower
side of the lid until the upper flange is inserted
into the bumper.

Clean the towing eye if necessary and then

store it in the luggage compartment along
with the other vehicle tools.

CAUTION

The towing eye must always be com-

pletely and firmly tightened. Otherwise, it
could be released while towing and tow-
starting.

If the vehicle is factory-equipped with a

towing bracket, it is only allowed to tow

with a tow bar if this has been specially de-
signed to be installed with a tow hitch. If an
unsuitable tow bar is used, both the tow
hitch and the vehicle may be damaged. In-
stead, a tow rope should be used.

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Emergencies

Fuses and bulbs

Fuses

Introduction

In general, a fuse can be assigned to various
electrical components. Likewise, an electrical
component can be protected by several
fuses.

Only replace fuses when the cause of the
problem has been solved. If a newly inserted
fuse blows after a short time, you must have
the electrical system checked by a special-
ised workshop as soon as possible.

WARNING

The high voltages in the electrical system
can give serious electrical shocks, causing
burns and even death!

Never touch the electrical wiring of the

ignition system.

Take care not to cause short circuits in

the electrical system.

WARNING

Using unsuitable fuses, repairing fuses or
bridging a current circuit without fuses can
cause a fire and serious injury.

Never use a fuse with a higher value. Only

replace fuses with a fuse of the same am-

perage (same colour and markings) and
size.

Never replace a fuse by a metal strip, sta-

ple or similar.

CAUTION

To prevent damage to the vehicle's elec-

tric system, before replacing a fuse always
turn off the ignition, the lights and all elec-
trical elements and remove the key from
the ignition.

Protect the fuse boxes when open to pre-

vent the entry of dust or humidity as they
can damage the electrical system.

Note

One component may have more than one

fuse.

Several components may run on a single

fuse.

In the vehicle, there are more fuses than

those indicated in this chapter.

Fuses inside the vehicle

Fig. 58 

On the driver's side dashboard: fuse

box cover.

Opening and closing the fuse box situated
below the dash panel

To remove the cover, move the activation

lever in the lower part to the right 

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Fig. 58

.

For right-hand drive vehicles, move the lev-

er to the left.

Identifying fuses below the dashboard by
colours

Colour

Amp rating

Black

1

Purple

3

Light brown

5

Brown

7.5

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