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Hi,

Apologies if this is a dumb question. I’ve only had my T4 for a couple of weeks.

I am trying to remove one of the spare wheel carrier retaining bolts and it is just spinning. Therefore does not allow the cradle to fully lower allowing me to access the spare.

I have a suspicion this is supposed to not be fully removable as a safety feature so the spare doesn’t fall out.

Alternatively the bolt is not loosening for some reason.....

Any guidance appreciated.

Btw I am trying to remove the spare to access the unwin rail bolts.

Thanks in advance.
 

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Thanks Mick!

I wonder how many people were rolling their eyes at this one thinking here we go some noob doesn’t even know how to remove the spare wheel.

Chees
 

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A hint for "the noob", you also use the nut wrench to raise and lower the spare wheel holder.....there's a place for it to fit and gives extra leverage. T:

Surprisingly logical, VW used the same size bolts as for the std wheels as well.....one "spanner" and one jack is all that's needed....until you find some garage has tightened the wheel bolts so tight that you need 3 feet of scaffold bar to help!
 
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