How to Access and Remove the Spare Tire in a BMW Z3

How to Access and Remove the Spare Tire in a BMW Z3


Hi! Otto here for Bavarian Autosport. In this series of videos we are going to show
you how to access and remove the spare tire on various BMW and MINI models that require
more than simply lifting the trunk floor and pulling the spare out. Now if you have one of these models, we do
recommend that you practice these steps before you actually have to use them. If your BMW or MINI does not have a spare
tire check, out our space saver spare kits in our online store at BAVauto.com and as
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and like us on Facebook. Now lets go ahead and check out the steps. Remove or fold back the trunk floor trim panel. Unscrew and remove the storage tray securing
nut. We suggest that you pre-loosen the nut before
you actually have to use it. We used a combination wrench and a wheel alignment
tool to loosen the nut so that we can then remove it by hand. Pull the storage tray up and out. Use the spark plug socket and the wheel installation alignment
tool to loosen and remove the spare tire carrier securing nut. This is the spare tire carrier lowering handle
cable and lock clip. Remove the jack for easier access to the lock
clip. Loosen the securing nut using the carrier
handle to turn the nut. To lower the spare tire carrier, pinch the
securing clip ends while pulling up on the handle and cable. Carefully lower the spare tire carrier. Pull the complete spare tire tray and spare
tire out of the carrier frame.

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  1. 😕 he cut the video we all know he didn't finish the job he probably quit his job and say fuck this shit is no way I can get that stupid tired out of this fucking car

  2. A friend of mine has a dentist who is also a part-time proctologist. Every time he goes to get root canal or a tooth filled he has to drop his pants, bend over a low table, and spread his cheeks. This reminds me of that.
    Why didn't BMW just drill a small hole in the rear bumper where you can insert the business end of the jack handle and crank it up or down? It ain't rocket surgery, peoples…

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