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How to Install Lift Hatch Struts 10-15 Toyota Prius

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How to Install Lift Hatch Struts 10-15 Toyota Prius

Created on: 2021-01-16

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a weak or sagging hood or hatch strut on 11 Toyota Prius.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Hatch Lift Struts
    • Open the hatch
    • Pry open the hatch lock on either end with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Have an assistant hold up the hatch
    • Remove the bottom of the hatch and then the top
  2. step 2 :Installing the Hatch Lift Struts
    • Press in the bottom of the hatch
    • Press in the top of the hatch

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools


  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

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Hi, I’m Mike from 1A Auto. We’ve been selling auto parts for over 30 years!

All right, open this big hatch on the Prius. It's got two lift struts. These can get weak over time, especially when it's cold out. We're inside, so they're working all right, but we're going to show you how to replace them. You're going to want to have somebody to help you hold this up, because as soon as you undo one of those, it's going to want to drop.

It does take two of these to lift this large thing. To unlock this strut from the hatch, we're going to use a flat-bladed screwdriver to pop the lock up. Go from the bottom. It's going to be on here pretty tight. Once you pop it up like that, then it should pull right off.

We're going to get somebody to help me hold this first. The bottom will be the same exact way. It's a little harder to see, but we can pop this off now, just like that. I'm going to have someone come in, help me hold up this hatch in order to pop this one off. Get the bottom one first. Pop the top one off.

Grab our new one. Push it on, just like that. Push the bottom on. We will repeat this for the other side. Ready? Pop this off. Got that one out. Pop our new one on.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Assistant

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

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