Removal & installation
Fig. Using a pry tool, pull the locking clip away from the base of the hood strut
Fig. View of the locking clip
Fig. Pull at the base of the hood strut to remove it
Fig. View of VW hood strut assembly
Support the hood with a prop rod.
Remove the spring clip from each end of the hood strut.
Pull the base of the hood strut away from the stud on the hood.
Replace the hood strut as a unit.
Never puncture the hood strut. This unit contains a high pressure gas that may cause bodily harm if released.
Installation is the reverse of removal.