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Mercedes-Benz Hood Won't Stay Up - Replace Hood Struts Supports

In this guide, you will learn how to change the hood struts of the Mercedes Benz SL-Class but the procedure is the same for all models including C-Class, E-Class, CLK-Class, ML-Class, R-Class, GL-Class, S-Class, SLK-Class, etc. 

ESTIMATED TIME 15 - 20 mins
DIY COST $ 30 - 50
DIFFICULTY Very Easy

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If the hood (bonnet) of your Mercedes-Benz doesn't stay up or stays up for a few seconds that closes, the hood supports need to be replaced. 

What you will need

Procedure

  1. Unlock the vehicle and go to the driver's seat. Then pull the hood latch under the dashboard.
  2. Go in front of the vehicle and unlock the hood latch.open mercedes hood
  3. Pull the hood up and let someone hold the hood to prevent the hood from falling when removing the hood struts.Mercedes Benz hood won't stay up.
  4. Unlock the clips on both ends of the hood strut.mercedes hood won't stay up Insert the flat screwdriver on the clip and pull it out to remove the support from the hood and frame.Mercedes hood strut replacement
  5. Install the new hood struts. Align the tab back to the engine bay and press it in to lock the hood strut back to the engine bay.Installing the new hood strut of the Mercedes Benz SL-Class.Then align the other tab to the hood and press it in to lock the hood strut back to the hood.Installing the new hood strut of the Mercedes Benz SL-Class.

     

Mercedes-Benz Hood Won't Stay Up - Replace Hood Struts Supports In this guide, you will learn how to change the hood struts of the Mercedes Benz SL-Class but the procedure is the same for all models including C-Class, E-Class, CLK-Class, ML-Class, R-Class, GL-Class, S-Class, SLK-Class, etc.