'One thing I've learned is that the space saver needs to be fitted to the rear of the car and not the front driving wheels.'
- Why, it's fine to be on the front axle as well - you should always be aware that you are driving with a spare - so no extreme braking, turning or starts, otherwise it's fine. Also - no more than 80km/h (50MPH).
'I've managed to locate a scissor jack in one of the cubby holes along with the wheel nut spanner, a screwdriver and a bar of metal which I assume is for rotating the jack? '
- That's correct.
'I've also located an air pump in the other cubby hole
- Good, I just managed to compare it to a chinese look a like - the one provided by Honda needs 20 times less time, to inflate the tyre - it's amazing!
'However, can someone tell me how to remove the jack from the cubby hole as it seems to be fixed to something and where about are the jacking positions? '
- Sometimes it's a bit expanded, to stay in place, so unwind it a bit on hand, to become flat and you'll manage to get it out of there easily!
'I've also managed to confirm the size of the space saver as 135/80/16....'
- This is the stock size to the 8G, so it's probably the same with the 9G!
'One other thing I'm not sure about is how the space saver is secured inside the boot as I don't have a butterfly type long screw and 2ndly I can't see a whole in the bottom where the screw would fit... The carpet seems solid without any hole for this purpose?'
- I had the same question, but since I found 135/90 D16 instead of 135/80 D16 - it barely fits and doesn't move at all - so no worries for butterfly bolts on my side. But still you can check if it moves too much without bolting it to the floor I guess ...