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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
In the factory a sealant is applied to the rear lid seal, the seal is fitted to the body flange and then rolled on. Note When the seal is removed, the sealant on the inside of the seal will ...

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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Mounting tyre, wheels without and with tyre pressure monitoring
Only trained personnel may perform any assembly work on run-flat tyres. If fitted, check tyre pressure sensor using vehicle diagnostic tester, and renew it as necessary. –  Ensure proper assembly ...

Removing and installing control unit for daytime running light and side light -J860-/-J861-
  WARNING Risk of death due to high voltage! Risk of injury and environmental pollution! Observe operation and safety notes for gas discharge bulbs → Chapte ...

Preparing fibre optic cable
Special tools and workshop equipment required     Fibre optic cable repair kit -VAS 6223A-   Cutting pliers -VAS 6228- ...

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