Removing the Spare Tire

The compact spare tire is located under the vehicle, in front of the rear bumper. See Compact Spare Tire on page 10‑77 for more information.

A. Rear Convenience Center
A. Rear Convenience Center
B. Wrench (Three-Piece Shown, One-Piece Similar)
C. Carpet Cutout
D. Hoist Shaft
E. Compact Spare Tire
F. Retainer

1. Open the storage compartment door of the convenience center (A) that is nearest the liftgate.

2. Open the carpet cutout (C) that is located through the hole of the storage compartment.

3. Attach the wrench (B) into the hoist shaft (D).

4. Turn the wrench (B) counterclockwise to lower the spare tire (E) to the ground.

Continue turning the wrench until the spare tire can be pulled out from under the vehicle.

5. Tilt the retainer and slip it through the wheel opening to remove the spare tire from the cable.

5. Tilt the retainer and slip it through the wheel opening to remove the spare tire from the cable.

6. Turn the wrench clockwise to raise the cable back up after removing the spare tire.

Do not store a full-size or a flat road tire under the vehicle.

See “Storing the Spare Tire” and “Storing the Flat Tire” later in this section.

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