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How to Install Replace Hood Support Struts 04 Volkswagen Jetta or Golf

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  1. step : Removing the Hood Support (0:33)
    • Support the hood with a piece of wood or have an assistant support the hood
    • Pry off the clip at the top of the hood support with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pull off the top of the hood support
    • Pry off the clip at the bottom of the hood support with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pull off the bottom of the hood support
  2. step : Installing the New Hood Support (0:52)
    • Push the bottom of the hood strut into place
    • Push the top of the hood strut into place

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In this video, we're going to show you how to replace a hood support on this 2004 VW Jetta. We show you on the driver's side, but the passenger side piston is the same procedure. The items you'll need for this is a flat blade screwdriver and something or someone to safely secure the hood while you're working on the hood support.

Your hood support is located right here and there's a tab at the bottom and the top. You just pry out on these and pull the support. Make sure someone is holding the hood, or something. Let me just pry that out. Then pry out the clip on the bottom and pull that end free.

Take your new support and just push it onto those studs. You're all set.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Assistant

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Block of Wood

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver


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