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Newbie C180 problem

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by SteveBlackpool, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. SteveBlackpool

    SteveBlackpool New Member

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    Hi guys. I am new to the world of Mercedes Benz, and I have to say I love my car. A 1999 C180 Elegance.
    I wish I'd bought one years ago.
    Just one problem my boot has lost its spring action. It can be quite dangerous as the boot lid is very heavy.
    I just wondered what may be the cause. Is it something that can be fixed DIY. Any advise would be very much appreciated. TIA
     
  2. Steve@Avantgarde

    Steve@Avantgarde Forum Supporter Authorised Forum Supporter

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    If you pull back the side trims and follow your boot hinge there is normally a little plate welded to the hinge where a large spring should attach, either the spring has come off, the spring has snapped or the weld has broken on the plate.

    It is a fairly straight forward job with the correct tools.
     
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    Thanks Steve. Looking at it there is one of the springs come loose. Thanks for your feedback, much appreciated.
     
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    No trouble, thats what we are here for. Hope you get it fixed ok. If indeed you do struggle there are some indies that post on here in blackpool that maybe able to help you.
     

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