Audi Q3 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi Q3: Spare tire

Removing the subwoofer

Applies to: vehicles with subwoofer

The subwoofer must be removed before the spare tire/temporary spare tire can be removed.

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Fig. 166 Spare tire well: subwoofer

Removing the subwoofer

  • Pull out the red connector lock 1.
  • Remove the connector 2 and set the disconnected cable aside.
  • Turn the handwheel counter-clockwise and remove it.
  • Carefully remove the subwoofer.

Installing the subwoofer

  • Carefully place the subwoofer in the rim well.

    The word "FRONT" on the subwoofer must face forward.

  • Insert the connector that was removed.
  • Secure the subwoofer with the handle.

Space-saving spare tire

Applies to: vehicles with space-saving spare tire (compact spare tire)

The spare tire is intended for short-term use only.

Have the damaged tire checked and replaced if necessary by an authorized Audi dealer or authorized Audi Service Facility as soon as possible.

There are some restrictions on the use of the compact spare tire. The compact spare tire has been designed specifically for your type of vehicle.

Do not replace it with the spare tire from another type of vehicle.

The compact spare tire is located in the luggage compartment under the cargo floor.

The tire pressure must be adjusted to a specified value listed on the tire pressure sticker fig. 157.

Snow chains

For technical reasons, the use of snow chains on the compact spare tire is not permitted.

If you have to drive with snow chains and a front tire fails, mount the spare tire in place of a rear tire. Install the snow chains on the rear tire that you removed, and install that in place of the front tire that failed.


  • After installing a spare tire, the tire pressure must be checked as soon as possible.
  • Do not drive faster than 50 mph (80 km/h) with a compact spare tire. Driving faster than that increases the risk of an accident.
  • To reduce the risk of an accident, avoid hard acceleration or braking and driving fast around curves with the compact spare tire.
  • To reduce the risk of an accident, never drive with more than one compact spare tire.

    Normal summer or winter tires must not be mounted on the compact spare wheel rim.


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