Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Replacement: tailgate struts – Passat B6 3C Variant. Tools you'll need:
Replacement: tailgate struts – Passat B6 3C Variant. Tools you'll need:
Flat Screwdriver
Hydraulic transmission jack
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VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI
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:
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    Step 1
    Open the boot lid.
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    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 – VW Passat B6 3C Variant. Tip:
    To avoid any injuries, be sure to hold the boot lid while demounting the gas struts.
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    Step 5
    Remove the boot lid gas strut.
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    Step 6
    Release the circlip connecting the gas strut to the boot lid. Use a flat screwdriver.
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    Step 7
    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.
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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.
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    Step 10
    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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    Step 11
    Snap on the circlip connecting the gas strut to the car body.
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    Step 12
    Snap on the circlip connecting the gas strut to the boot lid.
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    Step 13
    Install the new boot lid gas strut.
    Replacement: tailgate struts – VW Passat 3C B6 Variant. Professionals recommend:
    To avoid any injuries, be sure to hold the boot lid while installing the gas strut.
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    Step 14
    Snap on the circlip connecting the gas strut to the car body.
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    Step 15
    Snap on the circlip connecting the gas strut to the boot lid.
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    Step 16
    Remove the hydraulic transmission jack.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: tailgate struts – Passat 3C5. Lower the transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging components and mechanisms.Check the working condition of the boot lid gas springs after they are installed.
  17. How to replace VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI 2006 Tailgate Struts - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 17
    Close the lid of the luggage compartment.
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