Last post on Jul 24, 2012 at 8:57 PM
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#3 of 9 RENDEZVOUS SPARE TIRE
Oct 13, 2009 (8:48 am)
The Spare tire on the 02 rendexvous is stuck . It will not lower down. I have loosed the cable and sprayed lubricant from underneath. The bracket under the tire does rotate about 90 degrees but the tire does not budge. I have started banging on the tire with a hammer to loosen the thing.
What should I try next.? A bigger Hammer?
#4 of 9 Buick Rendevous Steering Light Switch
Oct 13, 2009 (8:51 am)
The lights for the switches on the steering wheel are out. In additon, one of the ones on the dash is out too. What is the best way to replace these switches? Should I try prying these out with a screw driver?
#5 of 9 Re: RENDEZVOUS SPARE TIRE [dan195]
Jan 24, 2010 (12:19 pm)
Same thing on my 05. The spare tire winch had bound up the cable internally. The winch is a one piece unit that is bolted on from underneath (three bolts). I ended up cutting the "T" bracket off to release the spare tire (a real pain in the a**). In hindsight, I may have been able to reach the winch mounting bolts by coming up thru the spare tire itself with a socket extension. A replacement winch cost $135 from GM. Tried to find a used one in the junk yards; no luck.
#6 of 9 Re: RENDEZVOUS SPARE TIRE [adavidf03]
Jan 25, 2010 (8:39 am)
I wound up blow touching the T bracket off. I also tried the junk yard but gave up.
I am now carring the spare tire in the back seat. My rendezvous came with a hook that is suppose to hook on to the "D hook on the back of the rear seat . This is supposed to hold down the spare tire . I found that the hook is about 6 " to long . It works but it hands too far and snags anything else that you have in the back .. I wound up buying a new hook from the hardware store that is shorter .
#7 of 9 Re: RENDEZVOUS SPARE TIRE [dan195]
Dec 22, 2010 (10:40 am)
You guys should have read the whole section in your manual, it is ridiculous, but in order to get the tire to lower, you have to use the jack to jack it back into place in order to fully release the cable. I tried all the banging and was about to cut the cable, then I read the rest of the ridiculous instructions. Haven't tried putting it back yet, that looks like a whole new nightmare.
#8 of 9 Re: RENDEZVOUS SPARE TIRE [trickeyphoto]
Jul 24, 2012 (8:57 pm)
tried all of this. plus hammer, and wd40. still will not come off looking for ideas how to get the tire off without torching.