Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW POLO (9N_) 1.4 16V

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to replace gas struts / tailgate struts on VW POLO 4 (9N) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Required tools:
Required tools:
Flat Screwdriver
Hydraulic transmission jack
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.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
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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.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    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
    Install the new boot lid gas strut.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid any injuries, be sure to hold the boot lid while installing the gas strut.
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    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.
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    Step 9
    Remove the hydraulic transmission jack.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Lower the hydraulic transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging assemblies and mechanisms.
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    Step 10
    Check the working condition of the boot lid gas springs after they are installed.
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    Step 11
    Close the lid of the luggage compartment.
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