Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW 5 Saloon (E39) 520 i

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change gas struts / tailgate struts on BMW 520i (E39) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Replacement: tailgate struts – BMW E39. List of the tools you'll need:
Replacement: tailgate struts – BMW E39. List of the tools you'll need:
WD-40 spray
Flat Screwdriver
All the parts you need to replace – Tailgate Struts for 5 Saloon (E39) and other BMW models
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Gas Spring, boot- / cargo area
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BMW 5 Saloon (E39) 520 i
Replacement: tailgate struts – BMW E39. 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 E39. Recommended sequence of steps:
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