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Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: zumbrota, mn
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A common issue is the "key" or the "lock" get beat up and don't fit together correctly anymore. I lowered my spare, disconnected the plastic tube and removed the 2 bolts for the winch. Pop the winch out of the frame, and using a screwdriver, remove the "lock." Reassemble everything, now you don't need a "key" to get the spare down. I'm more worried about somebody stealing tools, etc out of my truck, they can have my spare if they want it that bad.
good info, i think the previous owner "misplaced" the key for the spare tire winch. i can not find it anywhere.... atleast now i will not need to go visit the dealer for a new key. i guess it doesnt matter, as the spare is mia anyway.
as a side note. does anyone know if a 255/85/16 tire mounted as a spare will fit up in the spare tire well. it is around 33 " tall. i am planning on running that size when i get new tires later this fall.
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