Securing trunk strut open

Fix Audi Trunk Liftgate That Won’t Stay Up

Have troubles with your Audi trunk that won’t stay up? The problem may be the support if your Audi trunk lid doesn’t stay open or closes automatically. They are gas-filled struts that can wear out over time. Learn how to fix it by following the procedures below.


  • Audi Trunk won’t stay up.
  • The trunk lid will not stay open.
  • The liftgate stays open for a few seconds, then shuts.
  • The trunk won’t stay open by itself anymore.
  • Trunk closes automatically

What you will need

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  1. Park your Audi on a level surface and set the parking brakes. Parking the audi vehicle
  2. Turn off the ignition and open the trunk release
  3. Secure the trug lid or liftgate in the upright position. Have a friend help by keeping the trunk open. Locate the trunk struts that need to be replaced. It is recommended to change both trunk supports if your car has two of them.Securing trunk strut open
  4. Locate the clip that locks the hood support locks to the joint. Audi A4 trunk strut replacement
  5. Use a flat screwdriver to pry out the clip that locks the trunk strut in place. Install the new strut in reverse order. Never point the screwdriver towards yourself or your body. The screwdriver may slide and injure you. removing hood strut lower clip
  6. Follow the same procedure for the other end. Install the new hood support in reverse order. Repeat this procedure for the other trunk support.removing hood strut from the hood

It is easy to change the Audi trunk struts yourself. This guide will give instructions on changing Audi trunk gas struts/support. Applicable to Audi vehicles such as A1, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, Q3, Q5, Q7, and TT.

We hope you find this guide, “Fix Audi Trunk Liftgate That Won’t Stay Up,” helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Audi vehicle.


  • Rushit Hila • ASE Certified

    Rushit Hila, an ASE-certified engineer (G1 Automotive Maintenance and Repair), brings over two decades of hands-on experience in the automotive world to his writing. With a strong educational background, including a Master of Science in Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, he has honed his skills and expertise through years of practical work. As a respected authority in the field, Mr. Hila is dedicated to offering insightful and valuable content that resonates with both vehicle owners and mechanics.

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