Yes it is, and they're surprisingly cheap for a genuine MB part. Change them, and they will do wonders for the top of your head
I've had no concussions since I installed the new struts. The removal, install is an easy "job".Yes it is, and they're surprisingly cheap for a genuine MB part. Change them, and they will do wonders for the top of your head
Someone link me on the DIY?There's a great DIY how how to change them. Took about 10 minutes following the steps. I agree on Woolly's comment about the top of your head remark. I never would have thought that trunk was that heavy. :biglaugh:
They are dead easy to swap over. Open the trunk and look at the hinge Halfway up is a rubber triangular shaped stop. You need to pop this off (both sides) little flat bladed screw driver to pop them out. Dont drop them down where the brushes are. Then you can push the trunk lid right back. Best hold it in place with a zip tie round the hinge. Then just flip off the black springs at the end of the lifters ( carefully) then you can pull the ball end of the peg they sit on. Reverse the process to fit the new ones. Cut the zip tie and ease the hinge apart ( might need to lever it a bit Then replace the rubbers. Job done. There are pictures somehwere but I cant find the threadSomeone link me on the DIY?
also i didn't realize it was this cheap to get it fixed.
Yes the hood struts seem to last. Maybe they arent used as much. Especially if its a woman owner ( gonna go and hide now ) :biglaugh:I replaced these in December and find it somewhat odd the hood struts(possibly(probably!?) the same age as the trunk struts) work perfectly...
In all honesty, the trunk "only" hit me twice; once on the arm(left a big bruise) and once on the head(actually drew a bit blood...).