Trying to remove my spare tire on my 2012 SLK 250. I read the manual, page 274, and all it basically says is to "turn retaining screw counter-clockwise and remove it, remove collapsible spare tire." I removed the retaining screw device but the back edge of the tire, closest to the drivers area, keeps hitting the bodywork and I cannot lift the tire closest to me, as I stand behind the open truck, high enough to clear the body work and remove the tire. I do not know for certain, but it looks like the tire has never been removed. Is there a trick to this. The manual does not discuss or instruct the removal of any plastic interior panels etc. Very frustrated and would hate to try this on the side of the road.
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