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Does anyone know how to remove the steel center post from the spare tire well? (2013 CTS-V sedan)
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I was trying to find a more civil way to remove it in case I ever I sell the car but looks like I’m gonna break out the sawzall. 😂 That’s if someone knows how to remove it.
I don't recall how..,. so therefore, it was super simple... but I remove the one from my coupe with no issue. The coupe's well is vestigial anyway and would never hold an actual tire so maybe a different post setup. In the coupe it only holds the air pump kit down
There’s a small silver clip and I used a screwdriver to undo it and it still won’t come off?

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The jack stowage bolt (as GM calls it) has a little tab that locks it in place. You just need to slide the assembly back so the tab clears, you can see it in the photo. A little force or a blade screwdriver can help. I've had mine in and out a few times, once you do it once, you'll get the hang of it.

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Lift the forward edge of the flat portion with a flathead screwdriver. With that edge lifted, slide the post forward. It will lift out.

EDIT: Literally seconds late. Couldn't find a picture.
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Thank you! I was lifting the tab with a flathead but was sliding it backwards.
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