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This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 325 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 330 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320 d, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 318 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 318 d, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 330 d, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 325 xi, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 330 xi, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 330 xd, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320 si, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 335 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 335 d, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320 d, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 325 d, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 318 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 318 d, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 335 xi, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 325 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 325 xi, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320 d, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 330 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 330 xi, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) M3, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 316 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 323 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 330 d, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 330 d xDrive, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 316 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 325 i xDrive, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 330 i xDrive, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 335 i xDrive, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320 d xDrive, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 316 d, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320 d, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 325 d, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 323 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 328 i View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

This video shows the replacement procedure of a similar car part on another vehicle

Tools
Replacement: tailgate struts – BMW 3 (E90). Tools you'll need:
Multipurpose grease
Flat Screwdriver
Replacement: tailgate struts – BMW 3 (E90). AUTODOC recommends:
  • Right and left gas struts of the boot lid should be replaced simultaneously.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the right and left gas struts of the boot lid.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: tailgate struts – BMW 3 (E90). Recommended sequence of steps:
  1. Step 1
    How to change Tailgate Struts on BMW E90 2004 - free PDF and video manuals
    Open the boot lid.
  2. Step 2
    How to replace BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320 d 2005 Tailgate Struts - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Release the circlip connecting the gas strut to the boot lid. Use a flat screwdriver.
  3. Step 3
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    Release the circlip connecting the gas strut to the car body. Use a flat screwdriver.
    Replacement: tailgate struts – BMW 3 (E90). AUTODOC experts recommend:
    To avoid any injuries, be sure to hold the boot lid while demounting the gas struts.
  4. Step 4
    Changing Tailgate Struts on BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 318 i 2007 by yourself
    Remove the boot lid gas strut.
  5. Step 5
    How to remove BMW 3 SERIES 325 i 2008 Tailgate Struts - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Clean the fasteners of the boot lid gas strut.
  6. Step 6
    How to replace Tailgate Struts on BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 2009: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Treat the fasteners of the boot lid gas strut. Use a multipurpose grease.
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