The Ford F-150 comes with a spare tire that is stored on the underside of the truck bed. The spare tire is locked to prevent theft, so you must first unlock it before removing it. Once you have unlocked the spare, you can lower it with the jack handle included with your F-150.
Insert the ignition key into the lock located above the rear license plate and turn the key counterclockwise to unlock the winch that holds your spare tire.
Assemble the jack handle according to the instructions in the owner's manual of your F-150.
Insert the jack handle into the hole on the underside of the center of the rear bumper.
Turn the jack handle counterclockwise until the tire lowers to the ground.
Tips & Warnings
- If your F-150 is more than five years old, your spare tire key is a separate key that was provided by the dealer.
- Always engage the parking brake and make sure your vehicle is parked away from traffic on a flat surface before performing any roadside maintenance.
- Passengers should always exit the vehicle when changing a tire. Excess weight caused by passengers in a vehicle can cause the jack to malfunction, leading to serious injury.
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