C5 Tailgate issue

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richieboy007
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C5 Tailgate issue

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I appreciate the C5 Exclusive (2006) (Estate) had lots of 'bells and whistles' but the tailgate repeatedly closing on you instead of staying open is one I would like to sort out if possible.

Is it just a matter of changing the struts, and if so, how easy is this please? Do I need to remove the roof lining in the car?

Any help would be much appreciated as always
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Re: C5 Tailgate issue

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Changing the struts is the answer, it's not too difficult and you need to pull down the headlining just enough to get at the inner end but it's only held up by double sided sticky pads.

There's a youtube video demonstrating how, maybe on here in one of the earlier threads.

They ain't cheap. :(

Here we are, a bit long winded Aussie.:

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Re: C5 Tailgate issue

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Gibbo2286 wrote:
05 Jan 2020, 11:39
Changing the struts is the answer, it's not too difficult and you need to pull down the headlining just enough to get at the inner end but it's only held up by double sided sticky pads.

There's a youtube video demonstrating how, maybe on here in one of the earlier threads.

They ain't cheap. :(

Here we are, a bit long winded Aussie.:

Many thanks. I've seen some that are £10 each and some that are £55...!
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Re: C5 Tailgate issue

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main tailgate £55 ones.....
glass £10 ones
did my expensive ones last year
used the above video, couple of pics added by myself so you can see whats what inside
https://www.frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/ ... 38#p574838
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Re: C5 Tailgate issue

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Have done mine, but got them regassed instead of replacing them!
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Re: C5 Tailgate issue

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leithant wrote:
06 Jan 2020, 05:42
Have done mine, but got them regassed instead of replacing them!
Where did you get them done and what did they cost please?
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Re: C5 Tailgate issue

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leithant is in Australia so postage might be somewhat excessive!