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1997 bmw 328 convertible top deck lid strut replacement

Is there a trick to replacing the 2 struts on the convert deck lid? i cannot see how to remove and replace these. do i need to remove the trunk lid so that i can have the roof partially out? do you know of another web site with photos/cartoons of the repair?

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  • Hankc Dec 30, 2008

    We need to replace the struts that hold up the trunk on our car (Chrysler Sebring conv.). The former answer was good, but it is the TRUNK struts that are our problem. Thanks

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NEED YOUR EMAIL TO SEND SOME IMAGES.
HERE ARE THE STEPS TO FOLLOW.
REPLACING LEFT AND RIGHT GAS STRUTS FOR SOFT TOP COMPARTMENT COVER :

  • Remove soft top compartment cover.
  • Lift soft top out of soft top compartment.
  • Lift gas strut out downwards, insert in available bore and lower the linkages.
  • Remove tab washer, raise gas strut upwards and lift out.
HOPE THIS HELPS

Posted on May 29, 2008

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