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Changing a tire and releasing the spare tire on a 2004 GMC Envoy

I am trying to change my tire, also I don't know how to release the spare tire on my truck. PLEASE HELP

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  • aspmomdad Dec 20, 2008

    My 2001 envoy directions say to insert the tool in a hole in the rear bumper to release the spare. The diagram shows this hole near the license plate. There is no hole in the bumper. Whats the deal?

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    How do I access the tools on my GMC Envoy?

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The instructions and tools should be under the second row seats.

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