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Hood strut replacement.Need compression tool?

I ordered the hood strut from Autohaus. When it arrived it is in the position of "half open". I could figure out how to get it to full 90 degrees, but not get it to close. Called Autohaus. They said you need a compression tool to get it to collapse. I did not see this step in any of the DIYs posted. Does anyone have instructions on how to replace the strut using this compression tool? Autohaus person said I could rent the tool locally. That is great but need to know how to use it first.

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Never mind. Got it to close. No idea what happened the first time.
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