Removing the Spare Tire and Tools

To access the spare tire and tools:

1. Open the liftgate. See Liftgate .


2. Press on the bottom of the handle assembly to unlatch it and lift up on the handle.

The prop rod locks into place when open.


3. Remove the spare tire cover.


4. Remove the nut retaining the spare tire.
5. Remove the spare tire and place it next to the tire being changed.


6. Remove the wing nut (D).
7. Remove the extension (A), jack (B) and wheel wrench (C) and place them near the tire being changed.

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