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Trunk Strut Part Number

Would someone happen to know the part Number for the trunk struts in a 2004 SLK32? The cool weather is causing mine to weaken! 😒
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but now i have to locate your vin to get it 4 u


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part 160

160 A 170 750 00 36 GAS-OPERATED SPRING
REAR LID
002 you need '2'
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@Idiot101 I may be teaching you how to suck eggs, but remember when changing them that the trunk lid gets very heavy when you've taken one of the struts out and are trying to get the new one in! It's good to have a second pair of hands to take the weight while switching struts!

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@Idiot101 I may be teaching you how to suck eggs, but remember when changing them that the trunk lid gets very heavy when you've taken one of the struts out and are trying to get the new one in! It's good to have a second pair of hands to take the weight while switching struts!

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Thanks tons for the warning......had a card board box holding it up while I gumme fledged everything today. Think I will use a broom handle or something when I replace them. I assume there is a DYI on how to replace them on the forum somewhere. I am getting ready to order them from imported.com
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r171

https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-cla...placement.html

broomstick

https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-cla...ification.html

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https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r170-cla...as-struts.html


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There's a bit more info here too:

https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r170-gen...trunk-lid.html

And I'd recommend getting genuine MB parts - they last longer and are not too much more expensive

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I just went to look at mine to see if the manufacturer was shown. Mine are Mercedes parts and usually the manufacturer is imprinted somewhere on it, but I couldn't find it on mine. Importec sells both Stabilus and Meistersatz. Neither are marked as the OEM part, but I know that Stabilus makes some parts for Mercedes. Wholesale from a dealer will run you $15 plus tax.

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