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How can i fit a spare wheel in a Mercedes A class - the car

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How can i fit a spare wheel in a Mercedes A class - the car was originally fitted with a sealing kit and an electric pump
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Matt replied 2 years ago.
Hello

it was available as an option and its probably best sourced 2nd hand via ebay

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MERCEDES-A-CLASS-W168-A140-A160-A170-15-INCH-SPARE-WHEEL-TYRE-195-50-15-G18-/351069514249?pt=UK_CarParts_Acc_Wheels_tyres_Rims_Car_Wheels_ET&fits=Model%3AA-Class&hash=item51bd5faa09

its fits inplace of the sealant kit under the boot floor

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1 very important note though is the spares are all steel and thinner material than the alloys

consequently the normal wheel bolts that hold on the alloy wheel are not suitable for the steel spare - you need a shorter bolt to go with the spare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I have a spare wheel. What other parts do I need?

Expert:  Matt replied 2 years ago.
Hello

you''ll need a set of the shorter wheel bolts, and a screw jack and wheel brace / spanner

also if you can source the polysterence foam inserts as shown in the previous post image then it can all be packaged neatly and locate properly in the spare wheel well
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Hi, the link does not work. Under which heading did you find that item on


ebay?


Thanx


 

Expert:  Matt replied 2 years ago.
That was using 'mercedes A class spare wheel' in the search bar

here's another one

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MERCEDES-BENZ-A-CLASS-15-STEEL-WHEEL-AND-UNUSED-195-55-15-TYRE-WAS-THE-SPARE-/251552496549?pt=UK_CarParts_Acc_Wheels_tyres_Rims_Car_Wheels_ET&fits=Car+Make%3AMercedes-Benz|Model%3AA-Class&hash=item3a91b27ba5
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

How do you fit the insert? Screwed on?

Expert:  Matt replied 2 years ago.
Hello Heinz

if you mean the insert in the middle of the wheel then yes this is secured with a large central nut that holds it to the floorpan

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