Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
SKODA Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 1.8 TSI

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change gas struts / tailgate struts on OCTAVIA (1Z5) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Replacement: tailgate struts – Skoda Octavia 1Z5. Tools you need:
Replacement: tailgate struts – Skoda Octavia 1Z5. Tools you need:
WD-40 spray
Flat Screwdriver
Hydraulic transmission jack
All the parts you need to replace – Tailgate Struts for Octavia II Combi (1Z5) and other SKODA models
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Replacement: tailgate struts – Skoda Octavia 1Z5. 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 – Skoda Octavia 1Z5. Recommended sequence of steps:
  1. How to change Tailgate Struts on Octavia 1z5 2004 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 1
    Open the boot lid.
  2. How to replace SKODA Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 1.9 TDI 2005 Tailgate Struts - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 2
    Support the boot lid.Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
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    Step 3
    Release the circlip connecting the gas strut to the boot lid.Use a flat screwdriver.
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    Step 4
    Release the circlip connecting the gas strut to the car body.Use a flat screwdriver.
    Replacement: tailgate struts – Skoda Octavia 1Z5. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    To avoid any injuries, be sure to hold the boot lid while demounting the gas struts.
  5. How to remove SKODA OCTAVIA 2.0 TDI 4x4 2008 Tailgate Struts - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 5
    Remove the boot lid gas strut.
  6. How to replace Tailgate Struts on SKODA Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 2009: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 6
    Release the circlip connecting the gas strut to the boot lid.Use a flat screwdriver.
  7. How hard is it to do yourself: Tailgate Struts replacement on Octavia 1z5 1.6 2010 - download illustrated guide
    Step 7
    Release the circlip connecting the gas strut to the car body.Use a flat screwdriver.
    Replacement: tailgate struts – Skoda Octavia 1Z5. Tip from AUTODOC:
    To avoid any injuries, be sure to hold the boot lid while demounting the gas struts.
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    Step 8
    Remove the boot lid gas strut.
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    Step 9
    Clean the mounting seats of the boot strut.Use WD-40 spray.
  10. SKODA OCTAVIA 1.8 TSI Tailgate Struts replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 10
    Install the new boot lid gas strut.
    Replacement: tailgate struts – Skoda Octavia 1Z5. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    To avoid any injuries, be sure to hold the boot lid while installing the gas strut.
  11. Replacing Tailgate Struts on Octavia 1z5 2004 1.9 TDI by yourself
    Step 11
    Snap on the circlip connecting the gas strut to the boot lid.
  12. Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 2.0 TDI 4x4 2005 Tailgate Struts DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 12
    Snap on the circlip connecting the gas strut to the car body.
  13. How to change Tailgate Struts on SKODA Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 2006 - tips and tricks
    Step 13
    Install the new boot lid gas strut.
    Replacement: tailgate struts – Skoda Octavia 1Z5. Tip:
    To avoid any injuries, be sure to hold the boot lid while installing the gas strut.
  14. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Octavia 1z5 2007 2.0 TDI 4x4 Tailgate Struts
    Step 14
    Snap on the circlip connecting the gas strut to the boot lid.
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    Step 15
    Snap on the circlip connecting the gas strut to the car body.
  16. How to change Tailgate Struts on Octavia 1z5 2004 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 16
    Remove the hydraulic transmission jack.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: tailgate struts – Skoda Octavia 1Z5. Lower the transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging components and mechanisms.
  17. How to replace SKODA Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 1.9 TDI 2005 Tailgate Struts - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 17
    Check the working condition of the boot lid gas springs after they are installed.
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    Step 18
    Close the lid of the luggage compartment.
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