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Replacing tired Gas Hatch Struts

The boot hatch on my 2004 MINI has takon on the nasty habit of falling on my head because of the gas rams or supporting struts becoming a bit weak in their pressure department.
I bought a couple of aftermarket new ones from ebay for 18.50 the pair.
They arrived 2 days later & I set about fitting them.

They are held in place on each end by a spring clip, which is readily released from its ball mount by gently prising a small flat bladed screwdriver between the clip & the strut.
The end will now pull free.
The same is done to the other end & the Ram is released.

IMPORTANT - Only replace one side at a time or else the hatch becomes a tad heavy.
Its an idea to either have someone hold the weight of the hatch whilst doing this or to maybe prop it up with a clothes pole or similar.

When reattaching the new ram, you dont have to prise back the spring clip as it will simply push over the ball & click in place.










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