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    Default Signum boot hydraulic openers fix? Gone stiff..

    Hi

    I only bought my Signum on Sunday and I shall apologise in advance for asking questions lol ill use the search the best I can first.


    Just a quick one tried wd40 but they still arnt loose. Ie they don't push the boot lid up on there own. The dw40 helped a little

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    I think they're gas struts thesedays... quite possible the seals have perished and with the contraction from the cold, the strut failed.

    If you Whip them off and warm them up indoors for a while and they STILL don't work, then sounds like you're hunting new ones.

    Assuming you don't have a power operated tailgate and that has a problem instead,

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    On my Signum and a few others i've seen, they dont push the lid up. They just make the lid lighter and hold its weight when it is open.

    Quote Originally Posted by Handyandy-UK View Post
    Assuming you don't have a power operated tailgate and that has a problem instead,
    Don't think it was an option on the Siggys. At least i hope not as it'll have to get added to the "to find at the scrappers" list

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    Hmmmmm it feels like it's stopping me if that makes sense.. Fighting me only slightly. But it holds the boot open fine. I'll take them off and drop some oil in them. Do they just pop off?

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