Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW PASSAT Variant (3B5) 1.9 TDI, VW PASSAT Variant (3B6) 1.9 TDI

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Tools
Replacement: tailgate struts – VW Passat B5 Variant. Tools you'll need:
Flat Screwdriver
Hydraulic transmission jack
All the parts you need to replace – Tailgate Struts for PASSAT Variant (3B6) and other VW models
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Gas Spring, boot- / cargo area
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VW PASSAT Variant (3B6) 1.9 TDI
Simple DIY car repair steps – Replacing Gas Spring, boot- / cargo area on VW PASSAT Variant (3B5) 1.9 TDI
VW PASSAT Variant (3B5) 1.9 TDI
Replacement: tailgate struts – VW Passat B5 Variant. 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 – VW Passat B5 Variant. Use the following procedure:
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