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Removing And Installing Rear Lid Support Struts

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Removing and Installing Rear Lid Support Struts

Note: Part numbers sometimes change without notice. Always double check with your supplier that you have the latest part numbers. Parts Needed: 955.512.550.03 Rear Lid Dampers (2 required) Removal Notes: - To remove the pneumatic springs, they must be in idle state: rear lid open. - The rear lid must be secured against accidental closure after removing the pneumatic springs. - Pneumatic springs must not be opened using force extreme internal pressure. Note: Some of the interior lining piece


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FYI, My dealer just changed mine, seems a newer part number has come out: 955.512.550.04

(and 955-512-528-00 for the rear window damper)

This part number is for the Gen 2 (MY2007-) Cayenne's - Gen 1 (MY2003-2006) still use the .03 number (according to PET).

Will the Gen2 part numbers work in the Gen1 Cayenne??

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Anyone successful with this tutorial? I am in the middle of it right now. Not sure why the rear grab rails (backseat passenger) need to be removed. Seems like in addition to the rear headliner piece, you also need to remove the c pillar trim and unclip part of the main headliner in order to have full access to the bonded cover and the struts behind it. Any precautions to take with respect to the airbag? Or unclipping the main headliner? Can't really see where it is clipped.

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Instructions are pretty good for this one - I replaced mine today. I didn't remove the grab rails from the rear - the headliner has enough room with the D-pillars removed to access the covers and the far end connecting point for the struts.

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