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    500 L spare tire kit

    Finally, after 4 months of owning an L I found the spare tire kit. I went on Mopar online parts web site and discovered that they had it for sale. I went to my dealer's parts dept. with the printout of the kit. They had no idea that the kit was out for sale. I have been pestering them for 4 months. They took the part # off the printout and searched it on the Fiat website and there it was. They were very gracious and thanked me as they had not received any word from Fiat that it was out. They proceeded to order 6 units- one of which is for me. We will see how long it takes to get the kit delivered. The part # is 82214046 if you are interested in getting one.

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    Yeah, it just showed up on there one day not too long ago, we've been waiting and waiting and waiting...

    I got "it'll be available at the end of this month" for about 3 straight months before it finally came out lol
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    I got mine today, will try to install it tomorrow. The box just barely fit in to the trunk!

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    I have been told that the kit will NOT work if you have the "beat" sound system.
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    I have the Beat sound system and the spare kit was installed last Thursday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chily3 View Post
    I have been told that the kit will NOT work if you have the "beat" sound system.
    The tire mounts underneath the car and not in the lower well next to the tool tray in the hatch. This is where some, even dealers, think it goes. The lower well to the right of the tool tray is where the sub for the Beats audio is. Want to see what's inside the 500L Beats sub?

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    http://starparts.chrysler.com/info/default/k6861963.pdf
    Butt-dyno calibrated by FIAT 500 Abarth Cabrio

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    Just finished attaching my spare kit (I was waiting for a warm afternoon when I was not too busy) and it was quite straightforward. The only little problem was in getting some of the nuts started on the studs - a bit too much paint on some of the threads. Once that was overcome the rest went quickly. There are none of those "got-cha!" parts that are impossible to attach, and the way the spare winches in to place is pretty slick. If you have a 6mm hex wrench, a 13mm socket wrench with a extension (3 to 6 inches) and can work on your back under the car (on lift jack stands) you will probably be OK.
    I don't think the full size tire will fit in the holder, even if it is deflated, so that is why they include a nylon bag to hold the dirty tire in the trunk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domitype View Post
    Just finished attaching my spare kit (I was waiting for a warm afternoon when I was not too busy) and it was quite straightforward. The only little problem was in getting some of the nuts started on the studs - a bit too much paint on some of the threads. Once that was overcome the rest went quickly. There are none of those "got-cha!" parts that are impossible to attach, and the way the spare winches in to place is pretty slick. If you have a 6mm hex wrench, a 13mm socket wrench with a extension (3 to 6 inches) and can work on your back under the car (on lift jack stands) you will probably be OK.
    I don't think the full size tire will fit in the holder, even if it is deflated, so that is why they include a nylon bag to hold the dirty tire in the trunk.
    Sounds like a fairly straight forward installation. I hope it wasn't like Ikea where you always end up with left over bolts, clips and nuts.
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    I was going to mention Ikea - it was easier than most of their stuff I have assembled. As long as you have the 500L kit and follow instructions it is probably impossible to screw it up.

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    4895 miles, left front deflated at around 85 mph. Compressor was usless. Roadside assistance took me and the L to the nearest Fiat studio and $200 later I was back on the road. Looks like I picked up a nail at the rest stop and it took a few miles to deflate. A spare is almost a requirement for road trips.

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