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Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Orange County, CA
Vehicle: 2008 SLK 55
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Thanks for the suggestion, but either I am the weakest person on earth or these things are made of cryptonite. There is no way I can just push the stuts close (they push back too), I have about 4 inches I have to clear so the bottom sturt will attatch to the ball on the trunk arm. Any other ideas? I tried greasing the stut and compressing it, but it did not give any. I purchased mine on ebay, maybe I got a really tight batch...
Just double checking: Did you remove the rubber stops (held in place by triangular plastic base, the base can also be removed with gentle prying using flathead screwdriver) located on each side of the scissor hinge mechanism?
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Pewter(cubanitsilber metallic)/Beige, PIII package, Airscarf, Hands-Free Communication System, Lighting package; Designo Black Leather Cover on e-brake handle(Thank you Bill T), SmartTop v3.x, John's 3BFM, M113 AMG OEM air filters, Modified R170 ant., clear side-markers & front parking lamps w/error-free LEDs, chromed front & rear turn indicator lamps, steel mesh at battery bay cover & cabin air intake, sock-over-seatbelt buckles, belt-loop guide protectors, Lamin-X fog lamp protectors, bilateral rear fog lamps enabled, AMG crest on gear shift knob