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    What is this thing under my car where the spare tire SHOULD (can't?) go?

    IMG_0048.jpgIMG_0047a.jpgHi everyone. I bought a Mopar spare tire kit with the whole winch and bracket assembly etc. etc.

    And i'm looking into mounting it. And I find this, which looks like?? a power brake relay or something? It looks to me like it's taking up space where the spare has to go.

    for some reason the pictures keep turning upside-down. The shot is looking up at the underbelly of the car.

    Have I got a problem here? Words of wisdom will be welcome! Thanks!

    Bob
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    That's the fuel vent canister. It captures vapors with a charcoal filter.

    It shouldn't be in the way of the spare tire kit - all Fiat 500s have it.
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    What the hell is this thing?

    I bought a spare tire kit but under the car I found this thing.

    What is it? Will the spare tire go over it? If not, will I have to just carry a spare in the storage area?

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