Ok. I removed my spare to install my exhaust. I wasn't gonna put it back on but i'm sick of throw it in and outta the bed. So tonight i tired putting it back on. The retainer that holds the tire up won't come back down. The cable does but the retainer won't.

I took a quick look at the owners manual and it say something about not being able to store a spare until it's replaced??? WTF? Do i have to replace the hoist before i can put the spare back up there?

Or am i just missing something?