Z32 How do you remove hatch struts

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  1. Senna

    Senna New Member

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    Hi guys was wanting to fix the rubber surrounding my passenger size quarter window and to do that i need to take off the trim. The trim is held in by the hatch strut and i cant figure out how it is removed. Anyone have advice?
     

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    Boll! Well-Known Member

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    You should be able to get a small open end spanner onto it and undo it from the hatch
     
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  3. Senna

    Senna New Member

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    Thanks i managed to do it with a 12mm
     
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    Del_dnb New Member

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    Easy enough to take off, but can be a royal PITA to put back on, especially if you don't have a spare pair of hands to help.
    Be careful not to cross thread them.
     
  5. MagicMike

    MagicMike Moderator Staff Member

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    Tight is tight!
     
  6. beaver

    beaver southern zeds

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    You can get struts that push on after you've installed the retainer into the hatch, all you have to do is prop the hatch install the retainers, then snap on the cylinder, really easy.
     
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    Be careful they are bloody heavy without the struts. Make sure you support it very well before getting under itn
     
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    MagicMike Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah, I fell for this trap the other week and got a hatch in the head.
     

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