Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 170 CDI (168.009, 168.109)

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change gas struts / tailgate struts on  MERCEDES W168 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Tailgate Struts for A-Class (W168) and other MERCEDES-BENZ models
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Electrical motor, tailgate
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Gas Spring, boot- / cargo area
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MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 170 CDI (168.009, 168.109)
Tools
Replacement: tailgate struts – Mercedes W168. Tools you need:
WD-40 spray
Flat Screwdriver
Hydraulic transmission jack
Replacement: tailgate struts – Mercedes W168. AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • 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.
  • Please note: all work on the car – Mercedes W168 – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
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