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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. ...

Other materials:

Removing and installing retaining plate for manually operated anti-dazzle interior mirror, with rain and light sensor -G397- and without front camera for driver assist systems -R242-
  Note   With the repair procedure described, it is no longer necessary to renew the windscreen.   At the same time, it is also possible to reuse the old mirror base which has fa ...

Switching TCS or TCS with ESC on and off
Fig. 142 In the centre console: button for switching the traction control system (TCS) or electronic stability control (ESC) on and off manually Fig. 143 In the centre console: button for switching the traction control system (TCS) on and off manually (vehicles without ESC) First read an ...

Matching wheels and tyres
General When radial or lateral runout of the wheel and tyre coincide, the imbalance of the wheel is amplified by the tyre. For technical reasons, 100% true running is not possible → Chapter. ...

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