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      07-18-2010, 12:53 PM   #76
GregW / Oregon

Drives: 2015 M4 Coupe, 2012 ML350
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Lake Oswego, OR

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Securing the spare

Originally Posted by E90076 View Post
It appears that there is a small threaded gold hole in under the trunk mat. My wife's old G35 used to have a screw attached to a plastic cap which would hold the spare in place using a similar threaded hole in the trunk floor. I understand that you would have to entirely take out the trunk cover (actually just pulls out) but has anyone tried securing the spare down? I have to think the inertia of the spare combined with an accident could cause problems that the cords may not hold.
Hmmm, my '08 has no such threaded hole. Can you provide a photo? Anyhow, unless you have the rear seats down, there really isn't anywhere for the spare to go in an accident, so I wouldn't be too concerned about it. And in normal driving, it pretty much stays put with the grip of the rubber against the mat.

Greg Lake Oswego, Oregon, USA
2015 M4 Coupe - Silverstone/Sakhir/CF
2012 ML350