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Installing new trunk suppports for 2003 , LS430 Lexus

How to safely remove old and install new trunk strut supports. with 2001 LS 430 trunk struts

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    installing LS 430, 2002 Trunk struts (assembly). 
    on OEM struts, do one at a time (new one while leaving one old). with small screw driver pop off clips from curved side. remove old strut. then put in new strut bottom first (remove clips first), then pop on top end by pushing trunk up slightly. strut must be extended to install (comes this way). then install second one. by doing one at a time you don't need to prop open trunk.


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Pop on pop off easy stuff

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I know, the video isn't an SC but it shows how you don't need that much room at the bottom. I have an 04 sc430 - love it but haven't had to change trunk struts yet. Good luck.

There are a couple of lexus forums that can be very helpful links beneath video...

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