I recently found the spare tire cover in my trunk (the panel under the carpet that covers the spare tire & jack) collapsed. I discovered something impeding the rubber lining of my trunk lid, apparently allowing water in, and the spare cover has been soaked and is malformed.
I've been trying to find one for a few days, and no store or website that I've found sells them. I don't need the carpet itself, only this panel. According to the owner's manual, it's the "Spare Tire Cover" and I've found it referenced at one site, but not for sale.
I would appreciate any help locating this part, or a similar pre-shaped firm panel (maybe pre-carpeted?) that can support weight in the trunk if necessary.
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probablly the result of insufficiently sealed body seams.empty trunk,sprinkle baby powder everywhere use vehicle or get it washed and look for trails in powder ...follow back to source.a little messy but very definitive!
Find a plastic cover located in the carpet at the back right corner. Lift the cover to locate a nut the size of a lugnut of your tires. Using the van's lugnut wrench, turn nut counter-clockwise to lower the spare tire. Have fun and don't pinch yourself while removing the tire.
block wheel on opposing side to avoid rolling.loosen lug bolts on wheel using lug wrench. donot completely remove nuts. place jack at designated position on side of car. diagram should be on spare cover in trunk under carpet along with the appropriate tools.raise vehicle with jack just high enough to clear ground. remove nuts and flat tire and replace with spare. tightened lug nuts and lower jack. check nuts again for tightness.
The spare is located up under the car. Open the trunk and lift up the carpet and you'll see a tool kit.. take out the tool kit and remove the cover plate... Secure the lowering rod once the cover has been removed and squeeze on the clips and the tire should just drop right down
CHECK TO MAKE SURE THE WEATHER SEAL AROUND THE TRUNK LID IS NOT DAMAGED.IF YOU CAN GET SOMEONE IN THE TRUNK WITH A FLASHLIGHT TO SEE IF WATER IS COMING IN AROUND THE SEAL WHILE YOU USE A HOSE TO SOAK THE TRUNK LID GAPS