Originally Posted by hiland
My Laredo does not have a switch. It closes fully, it's difficult to measure the clearance between the tyre and the lid.
I don't think our Laredo has a switch either - if it was really important I reckon you could use a small ball of blue tack on the tyre and close the lid, then check the squashed thickness for the clearance.
Its likely to be minimal so that the lid deflects onto the tyre under cargo weight - the lid itself is pretty lightweight and wouldn't span under load without some support.