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Beetle rear hatch will not stay up. It did for a while but…

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Beetle rear hatch will...

Beetle rear hatch will not stay up. It did for a while but now just slams.

Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your Beetle?

2013

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Beetle yourself? What have you tried so far?

I am just starting and yes, I want to do it myself.

Mechanic's Assistant: Will the headlights turn on? Is the battery fully charged?

Yes

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VW Mechanic: Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager replied 17 days ago
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HI

Ok, when the trunk lid will not stay up on its own, the gas filled support struts have worn out and leaked out their gas charge. You will need to replace the support struts. I have attached directions for you for this procedure

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