Cadillac Trunk Lift Support Replacement

If you open the trunk of your Cadillac, and the trunk lid doesn't stay up the problem typically is the gas-filled struts that have weakened.


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

  • Cadillac Trunk won't stay up
  • The trunk lid will not stay open
  • Liftgate stays open for a few seconds then shuts
  • Trunk won’t stay open by itself anymore
  • Trunk closes automatically

What you will need


Step 1

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Park your Cadillac on a level surface and set the parking brakes. Turn off the ignition.

Step 2

Cadillac trunk shuts won't stay up

Open the trunk and have a friend hold up the trunk of your Cadillac.

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If the trunk falls while you are changing the trunk lifts on your Cadillac, you can get seriously injured.

Step 3

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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.

Step 4

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Locate the clip that locks the trunk support locks to the ball joint.

Step 5

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Use a flat screwdriver to pry out the clip that locks the trunk strut in place. Follow the same procedure for the other end. Install the new trunk support in reverse order.

Step 6

Install new Cadillac  trunk support gas lift

Repeat this procedure for the other side.

Learn how to change the trunk gas struts on various Cadillacs such as ATS, CTS, XTS, CT6, XT5, Escalade, SRX, DTS, STS, BLS, XLR. 



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