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Spare tire won't release.

Please describe your How do I unlock the secondary lock on my 2005 chev pickup sprare tire hoist.

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This is the worst GM engineering i have ever seen !!!! The secondary locking mech. rust itself in the locked position on will NOT allow the tire to lower. After lowering the tire down approx. 2-4" the saftey lock is still engaged. I was able to reach above the tire and remove the bolt holding the hoist in place. {15 mm wrench}. Keep a floor jack under the tire to support it and as not to fall on your head. After removing the bolt the hoist is hooked on the frame member and must be lifted off to remove. Once you get it on the garage floor it is possible to disengage the locking mech. with a few tools and a big hammer. Good luck This should be a Recall

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You don't, it's impossible. Seriously, it's ridiculous, Chevy owes me 4 hours of my life back, and $80 for a tow. What a bunch of idiot designers.

Posted on Nov 23, 2009

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It just happened to me.What a f###ed up system! I had to take it to a dealer to get my spare down-and they left the hoist strung through my spare! Now I have to buy a new hoist and install it. No wonder they are bankrupt!

Posted on Dec 16, 2009

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