In this guide, we go over the steps on how to replace the trunk lid strut supports in a Tesla Model 3. Replacing the trunk supports on a Tesla is very easy and takes less than 15 minutes. 

What you will need

Procedure

How to replace the trunk supports on a Tesla. 

  1. Park vehicle on level ground. Parked tesla model 3

     

  2. Open the trunk lid.open tesla trunk lid 
  3. Locate the two trunk lid supports at each end of the trunk lid. 
  4. Have a helper keep the hood secured in the up position. 
  5. Use a flathead screwdriver to pry the C clip from the ball and joint connection. Tesla trunk id support shock

     

  6. Repeat the same procedure for the ball and joint connection at the other end of the strut. tesla trunk lid strut replacement guide

     

  7. Install the new Tesla trunk lid strut in reverse order. Tesla trunk lid support location and how to change replace

     

  8. Repeat procedure for the other trunk lid supports. 

You may need to replace the trunk lid strut supports if the trunk does not up in the open position. You may also need to replace the trunk supports to install aftermarket struts that allow the trunk to open up automatically.