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Spare Wheel Mount Removal

Joe_Murphy21187 Jul 5, 2012

  1. Joe_Murphy21187

    Joe_Murphy21187 S-Tronic

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    Having removed the spare wheel and replacing with some Holtz, I'd like to remove the plastic threadded spindle in the centre of the spare wheel well and create a removable bag/lining to increase the boot space.

    However, the plastic spindle appears to be fixed into the boot and not removable. There is a thicker collar which unscrews completely, but the spindle is 'hooked' under a metal lip in the boot floor. I'd preffer not to snap it off if possible so that it can be put back at a later date. Does anyone know how to take this out without breaking it?
     
  2. Joe_Murphy21187

    Joe_Murphy21187 S-Tronic

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    Bump. Anyone??
     
  3. Joe_Murphy21187

    Joe_Murphy21187 S-Tronic

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    No one EVER removed this???
     
  4. Jeeves

    Jeeves quattronly

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    I've done it on one car, but can't remember if it was an Audi or a Skoda. Anyway, just pushed down and twisted 90 degrees to align toggle with slot - like cufflinks.
     
  5. Joe_Murphy21187

    Joe_Murphy21187 S-Tronic

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    Cheers for the reply. Gave it another try this evening and despite numerous attempts before I must've got it at the right angle this time and it just popped out!
     
  6. pburv

    pburv Well-Known Member Team Glacier Gold Supporter Audi S3 quattro saloon DSG

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    Hi it should just slide out in one direction. I think itshould push out towards the back seats.It was very loose on my old B6 a4..hope this helps..
     

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