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Postby the lynx » Mon, 17 Sep 2012 11:17 am

zzm9980 wrote:I have a compartment, and it's empty. Just extra storage. There doesn't even seem to be any holes in the carpet where the bolt which would secure the spare tire would go through. I also have what looks like a Honda-provided "fix a flat" package, just like my S2000 had.


Too bad I don't have a picture of my previous car, otherwise I would be able to illustrate to you.

Anyway from my experience, if the built-in compartment for spare tyre is located at the bottom of the bonnet, I don't think you need any bolt whatsoever to secure it in place.

I would just pop open the bonnet, reach for the edge of the carpet (mine was reinforced with a panel), lift it up and there is the compartment with the spare tyre and kit inside. I wonder if all Toyota cars are like that.

EDIT: OMG! I MEANT BOOT!!! :shock:
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 17 Sep 2012 12:05 pm

Are you sure you don't mean the bottom of the boot? Or was the car a rear engine car? My friend's Kia Rio that I've been using for the past year is the same, under the boot carpet is a fibreboard cover and when lifted up, the spare & kit is located there.

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Postby the lynx » Mon, 17 Sep 2012 1:12 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Are you sure you don't mean the bottom of the boot? Or was the car a rear engine car? My friend's Kia Rio that I've been using for the past year is the same, under the boot carpet is a fibreboard cover and when lifted up, the spare & kit is located there.


Yes I meant the boot. You're right. Just edited my posts. I didn't even register that in mind as I typed those.

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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 17 Sep 2012 1:18 pm

I can assure you there is no tire there, nor has there ever been. Unless the carpeting there was replaced. The storage compartment in the hatch (TRUNK!) does exist, but most likely for other markets.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 17 Sep 2012 1:57 pm

30 years here so 50:50 with me Trunk/boot. But I still cannot call the front end the bonnet. Still a hood to me. Does anybody know why it's called a Trunk in the US........

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Postby sensei_ » Mon, 17 Sep 2012 2:36 pm

zzm9980 wrote:I have a compartment, and it's empty. Just extra storage. There doesn't even seem to be any holes in the carpet where the bolt which would secure the spare tire would go through. I also have what looks like a Honda-provided "fix a flat" package, just like my S2000 had.


no where you can bolt the tyre to the chassis? if it is what im imagining, you should be able to find someone who can tap the chassis and if need be weld a piece of metal to hold the tyre in place.

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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 17 Sep 2012 3:17 pm

sensei_ wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:I have a compartment, and it's empty. Just extra storage. There doesn't even seem to be any holes in the carpet where the bolt which would secure the spare tire would go through. I also have what looks like a Honda-provided "fix a flat" package, just like my S2000 had.


no where you can bolt the tyre to the chassis? if it is what im imagining, you should be able to find someone who can tap the chassis and if need be weld a piece of metal to hold the tyre in place.


Yeah, probably. I think a few of you are misunderstanding my posts. I'm just saying I don't have a spare tire, not that I'm concerned about it and looking to rectify the problem.

The Hondas I've previously owned had a small tapped hole in the middle of the recess in the trunk where a bolt that came with the spare would fit through and secure the spare in place. There is a recess in the Fit, but there is no hole in the carpet for said bolt to go through. Also, the carpet is immaculately clean back there. Either the previous owner kept the spare and replaced the carpet and outfitted the car with a Honda Fix-A-Flat kit (probably at a cost more than a new spare), or it never came with one.

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Postby sensei_ » Mon, 17 Sep 2012 4:40 pm

zzm9980 wrote:Yeah, probably. I think a few of you are misunderstanding my posts. I'm just saying I don't have a spare tire, not that I'm concerned about it and looking to rectify the problem.

The Hondas I've previously owned had a small tapped hole in the middle of the recess in the trunk where a bolt that came with the spare would fit through and secure the spare in place. There is a recess in the Fit, but there is no hole in the carpet for said bolt to go through. Also, the carpet is immaculately clean back there. Either the previous owner kept the spare and replaced the carpet and outfitted the car with a Honda Fix-A-Flat kit (probably at a cost more than a new spare), or it never came with one.


im not sure the carpet is supposed to have a bolt to go thru to secure the spare tyre. currently my LS430 has a carpeted floor-door that is clean as. however, undo the clip and the door comes up and allows me to remove the spare tyre.

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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 17 Sep 2012 6:14 pm

sensei_ wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:Yeah, probably. I think a few of you are misunderstanding my posts. I'm just saying I don't have a spare tire, not that I'm concerned about it and looking to rectify the problem.

The Hondas I've previously owned had a small tapped hole in the middle of the recess in the trunk where a bolt that came with the spare would fit through and secure the spare in place. There is a recess in the Fit, but there is no hole in the carpet for said bolt to go through. Also, the carpet is immaculately clean back there. Either the previous owner kept the spare and replaced the carpet and outfitted the car with a Honda Fix-A-Flat kit (probably at a cost more than a new spare), or it never came with one.


im not sure the carpet is supposed to have a bolt to go thru to secure the spare tyre. currently my LS430 has a carpeted floor-door that is clean as. however, undo the clip and the door comes up and allows me to remove the spare tyre.


There area under the floor in my hatch that lifts up is also carpeted.

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Postby sensei_ » Mon, 17 Sep 2012 7:55 pm

now i get what you mean by the carpet with no bolt hole. sounds as if the carpet is there as a sound deadener. i can imagine the canned crap bouncing around in the hole to drive any sane person crazy.

the japs are absolutely crazy about cabin quietness, and after having redone all the sound deadening on the LS430 (some say its creepily quiet), it is even more silent than when it left japan 8 years ago. so

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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 18 Sep 2012 3:55 pm

Ok, just so we can end this thread :)

Ah, that's where I left that umbrella! In the compartment that would have spare tire on most cars, but not this Fit!
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Here is the compartment that contains my fix-a-flat, along with an icon indicating it as such:
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And the Honda OEM kit. That Hirigana and Kanji means I could sell that kit on eBay in the US to some teenagers for big bucks!
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Postby QRM » Thu, 20 Sep 2012 5:29 pm

All this talk about where the spare tire is located, I just fond mine ,what a pain butt place, under the car have to lower it using crank! no doubt the spare will be covered in a inch of road gunk and bits of road kill. Just went out and bought a can of spray goo, no way am I rolling around under the car in a rain storm during the night..

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Postby x9200 » Fri, 21 Sep 2012 12:23 pm

We have actually a spare tire (the get me to the nearest workshop type) and the car is Honda Airwave. One possible reason could be that this is a strange car that is only for a Japanese market and what you can get in Singapore is from a parallel import.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 21 Sep 2012 12:48 pm

QRM wrote:All this talk about where the spare tire is located, I just fond mine ,what a pain butt place, under the car have to lower it using crank! no doubt the spare will be covered in a inch of road gunk and bits of road kill. Just went out and bought a can of spray goo, no way am I rolling around under the car in a rain storm during the night..


Which is the same place trucks carry theirs as well.

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Postby QRM » Sat, 22 Sep 2012 6:31 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:30 years here so 50:50 with me Trunk/boot. But I still cannot call the front end the bonnet. Still a hood to me. Does anybody know why it's called a Trunk in the US........

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After all these years never knew that, OK Mr font of knowledge, why is it called a hood rather than a bonnet?


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