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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing gas strut

Removing
   
  Note
The rear lid must be supported when a gas strut is removed. One gas strut alone cannot support an open rear lid.

Removing and installing gas strut

–  Open rear lid and brace it open.
  WARNING
Proceed with care if gas strut is reused. Spring clip must not be levered completely out of ball socket as it will otherwise be damaged. Gas strut will spring out of mounting, causing damage or injury to operator.
–  Position a small screwdriver -3- beneath spring clips -2-.
–  Raise spring clips -2--arrows a- until spring clips can be moved over ball sockets.
–  Pull gas strut -1- off ball-head pins -4--arrows b-.
After removing gas strut, slide spring clips -2- back immediately.
–  When the gas strut is disposed, gas needs to be released from gas strut → Chapter.

 
Installing
   

Removing and installing gas strut

The spring clips -2- are pushed onto the ball sockets of the gas strut -1-.
–  Push ball sockets of gas strut -1- onto ball-head pins -4- until ball sockets engage audibly with the ball-head pins.
Specified torques
Removing and installing rear lid seal
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Releasing gas from gas strut
–  Clamp gas strut in vice in area x = 50 mm.   WARNING Wear eye protection when sawing. ...

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Removing and installing glove compartment light switch -E26-
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Instructions for use of flanging tool
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Additional safety instructions for curtain airbag
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