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    Default Tailgate Struts for Signum - Easy Fit?

    Hi, can anyone tell me whether it's easily possible to do a DIY change on a pair of tailgate struts on a Signum?

    Mine have been playing up a few weeks , then just gave up altogether, nearly taking me out in the process .
    Dealer has quoted about £37 each, but rather than pay them to fit, thought I could do it myself.
    Any dangers or preferred methods I need to consider?

    Also, I was told by the dealer that these are not covered under warranty as car is outside of 12 months (though within the 3 -year period).
    Has anyone else had these changed within this period under warranty?

    Many thanks
    Steve

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    Very easy to change but you shouldn't need to as your dealer is talking cobblers. They're obviously classing them as trim/bodywork - err no, I don't think so! lol

    I had mine changed under warranty and it was well after the car was 12 months old.

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    A two-minute job each side, make sure you prop the tailgate up well. Should you take on the task this post will self-destruct by the time you try to read it the next time.

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    Thanks for the replies chaps.

    Duncan, how can I be sure this is covered under warranty when the dealer was admant it wasn't? Have tried to get a contact for Vauxhall Customer Services to check with them but can't find any contact info.

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by spj555 View Post
    Thanks for the replies chaps.

    Duncan, how can I be sure this is covered under warranty when the dealer was admant it wasn't? Have tried to get a contact for Vauxhall Customer Services to check with them but can't find any contact info.

    Cheers
    Steve
    In cases like this IMO, I find it pays to phone a few other dealers around the country and get some other views/opinions. If after this, they all say the same negative things, take it up with VX customer service.

    This might help, post #2 http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showth...stomer+service

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    Yep,

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