Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 1.6 FSI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 FSI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 1.9 TDI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI 16V, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 1.6, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TFSI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 3.2 FSI 4motion, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI 16V 4motion, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 FSI 4motion, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI 4motion, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 3.6 R36 4motion, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 1.4 TSI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 1.8 TSI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 1.4 TSI EcoFuel, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 BlueTDI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 1.6 TDI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI 4motion, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 1.8 TSI View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change gas struts / tailgate struts on VW PASSAT B6 (3C5) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Tailgate Struts for Passat Variant (3C5) and other VW models
Tools
Replacement: tailgate struts – Passat B6 3C Variant. Tools you'll need:
Flat Screwdriver
Hydraulic transmission jack
Replacement: tailgate struts – VW Passat 3C5. 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.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: tailgate struts – Passat Variant B6. Recommended sequence of steps:
  1. Step 1
    How to change Tailgate Struts on Passat B6 Variant 2005 - free PDF and video manuals
    Open the boot lid.
  2. Step 2
    How to replace VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI 2006 Tailgate Struts - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Support the boot lid. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  3. Step 3
    Passat B6 Variant 2.0 TDI 16V 2007 Tailgate Struts replacement: free workshop manuals
    Release the circlip connecting the gas strut to the boot lid. Use a flat screwdriver.
  4. Step 4
    Changing Tailgate Struts on VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 FSI 2008 by yourself
    Release the circlip connecting the gas strut to the car body. Use a flat screwdriver.
    Replacement: tailgate struts – VW Passat B6 3C Variant. Tip:
    To avoid any injuries, be sure to hold the boot lid while demounting the gas struts.
  5. Step 5
    How to remove VW PASSAT 2.0 TDI 4motion 2009 Tailgate Struts - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Remove the boot lid gas strut.
  6. Step 6
    How to replace Tailgate Struts on VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2010: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Release the circlip connecting the gas strut to the boot lid. Use a flat screwdriver.
  7. Step 7
    How hard is it to do yourself: Tailgate Struts replacement on Passat B6 Variant 1.4 TSI EcoFuel 2011 - download illustrated guide
    Release the circlip connecting the gas strut to the car body. Use a flat screwdriver.
    Replacement: tailgate struts – Passat 3C5. AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid any injuries, be sure to hold the boot lid while demounting the gas struts.
  8. Step 8
    Need to know how to renew Tailgate Struts on VW PASSAT 2005? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Remove the boot lid gas strut.
  9. Step 9
    Changing of Tailgate Struts on Passat B6 Variant 2006 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Clean the mounting seats of the boot strut.
  10. Step 10
    VW PASSAT 2.0 TDI Tailgate Struts replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Install the new boot lid gas strut.
    Replacement: tailgate struts – VW Passat Variant B6. Tip from AUTODOC:
    To avoid any injuries, be sure to hold the boot lid while installing the gas strut.
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