Spare Tire Removal

The spare tire is stowed to the underbody below the cargo area.

1. Remove the plug located in the rear cargo area.

Winch Access Plug
Winch Access Plug

2. Fit the wrench tool over the drive nut. Use the wrench to rotate the nut counterclockwise until the spare is on the ground with enough slack in the cable to allow you to pull the tire out from under the vehicle.

Spare Tire Lowering/Raising Spare Tire

The winch mechanism is designed for use with the jack wrench tool only. Use CAUTION!

The winch mechanism is designed for use with the jack wrench tool only. Use of an air wrench or other power tools is not recommended and they can damage the winch.

3. Pull the spare tire out from under the vehicle.

Spare Tire
Spare Tire

4. When the spare is clear, remove the knob or plastic molded nut by rotating it counter-clockwise

Plastic Molded
Plastic Molded Nut

5. Tilt the retainer at the end of the cable and pull it through the center of the wheel.

Retainer
Retainer

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