Fix Cadillac Trunk that Won’t Stay Open

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Does your Cadillac trunk close as soon as you open it? The problem is that the gas-filled struts may be too weak to prevent the Cadillac trunk from staying open. To fix the problem, replace the trunk struts as outlined below.


The trunk strut may be the culprit if you are experiencing any of the following problems.

  • The Cadillac 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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  • Cadillac Trunk Gas Struts
  • Flathead Screwdriver
  • Two People


  1. Park the Cadillac on a level surface and set the parking brakes. Turn off the ignition.Turn off the engine
  2. Press the trunk release button. Open the trunk and have a friend hold up the trunk of your Cadillac. You can get seriously injured if the trunk falls while changing the trunk lifts on your cadillac trunk
  3. Locate the trunk struts that need to be replaced. If your Cadillac has trunk struts on both sides of the trunk, it is recommended to replace both at the same time.trunk struts
  4. Locate the clip that locks the trunk support locks to the joint. detach hood strut from car
  5. Use a flat screwdriver to pry the clip that secures the trunk strut. Follow the same procedure for the other end. Install the new trunk support in reverse order.  Repeat this procedure for the other side.cadillac trunk won't stay open

The trunk supports may vary between models, but overall these instructions will help you change the trunk struts on various Cadillac models, including the

  • ATS
  • CTS
  • XTS
  • CT6
  • XT5
  • Escalade
  • SRX
  • DTS
  • STS
  • BLS
  • XLR

We hope you find the Fix Cadillac Trunk that Won’t Stay Open guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Cadillac.

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