Spare Tire Bolt/Removal

I cannot figure out how to get the spare tire out/unbolted. It’s almost as if it’s upside down (according to the manual it depicts using the lug nut wrench.

Am I crazy or?


The Diagram Dude
2002 MP5
I'd try a pliers or vice grip on the stud to unthread it.

My car has a big bolt, maybe your car had the factory subwoofer mounted on top of the spare tire, so it's different?
Ahhhh! That makes sense then. Before I owned it the car did have the subwoofer in the back. Thank you for the info.