Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.6

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change gas struts / tailgate struts on VW GOLF 5 (1K1) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Replacement: tailgate struts – VW Golf 5. List of the tools you'll need:
Replacement: tailgate struts – VW Golf 5. List of the tools you'll need:
Flat Screwdriver
Hydraulic transmission jack
All the parts you need to replace – Tailgate Struts for Golf V Hatchback (1K1) and other VW models
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Gas Spring, boot- / cargo area
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VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.6
Replacement: tailgate struts – VW Golf 5. 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.
  • Please note: all work on the car – VW Golf 5 – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. How to change Tailgate Struts on Golf 5 2003 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 1
    Open the boot lid.
  2. How to replace VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.9 TDI 2004 Tailgate Struts - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 2
    Support the boot lid. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  3. Golf 5 1.6 2005 Tailgate Struts replacement: free workshop manuals
    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 – VW Golf 5. Professionals recommend:
    To avoid any injuries, be sure to hold the boot lid while demounting the gas struts.
  5. How to remove VW GOLF 2.0 TDI 16V 2007 Tailgate Struts - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 5
    Remove the boot lid gas strut.
  6. How to replace Tailgate Struts on VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2008: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 6
    Install the new boot lid gas strut.
    Replacement: tailgate struts – VW Golf 5. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    To avoid any injuries, be sure to hold the boot lid while installing the gas strut.
  7. How hard is it to do yourself: Tailgate Struts replacement on Golf 5 2.0 TDI 2009 - download illustrated guide
    Step 7
    Snap on the circlip connecting the gas strut to the boot lid.
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    Step 8
    Snap on the circlip connecting the gas strut to the car body.
  9. Changing of Tailgate Struts on Golf 5 2004 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 9
    Remove the hydraulic transmission jack.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: tailgate struts – VW Golf 5. Lower the transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging components and mechanisms.
  10. VW GOLF 1.9 TDI Tailgate Struts replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 10
    Check the working condition of the boot lid gas springs after they are installed.
  11. Replacing Tailgate Struts on Golf 5 2006 1.9 TDI by yourself
    Step 11
    Close the lid of the luggage compartment.
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