2005 Dakota Spare Tire Help Needed

Illustration for article titled 2005 Dakota Spare Tire Help Needed

I can’t get the spare tire to come down. The winch works, the cable comes down and despite the Mega Rust, the tire rotates and wobbles in place.


I suspect the T-shaped plastic tabs are the culprit, but the internet and the Dodge dealer were no help, and there’s no manual.

I read something on the internet about a Secondary Latch, which I’m guessing might be those tabs, but I don’t know what to do with them.


Any Dakota owners out there with a solution?

Share This Story

Get our newsletter