Replacing Hood Struts Tesla Model X

Your hood struts can be replaced if they begin to fail for any reason. To replace your hood struts:

  • Open the hood and use a non-marring prop to temporarily support it.
  • Remove the rear center underhood apron.
  • Remove the LH and RH underhood aprons.
  • Use a trim tool to release the clip on the bottom of the strut and pull the strut off from the mount on the body of the vehicle.
  • Use a trim tool to release the clip on the top of the strut and pull the strut off from the mount on the hood. Remove the old strut from the vehicle.
  • Clean the mounting locations on the vehicle and then lubricate both pivot points of the new strut.
  • Secure the rod end of the strut to the body of the vehicle then the body end of the strut to the hood. Ensure the clips are secure.
  • Remove the hood prop and ensure the hood opens and closes as expected.
  • Install the LH and RH underhood aprons.
  • Install the rear center underhood apron.
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