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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-04-2008, 02:53 PM Thread Starter
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Trunk on 04 S430

I asked this question a few months ago when I first bought my car. The trunk is not "push-button automatic." When I open it either from the car or the key fob, it opens with a loud "pop" and opens with such force, I have to have the kids stand away from it. I also need to apply more pressure that I should have to in order to close it. Are there pneumatic struts that I can replace the springs with? I know there was a recall for the trunk lid springs for the 04 model year. How much would it cost to have a totally automatic trunk lid installed (probably more than I would like to pay). Other than this, I love the MB and have had no problems in the few months that I've owned it. I realize this is not the biggest problem in the world, but it bothers me. I had a 1998 BMW 740iL and its trunk opened gently with the key fob and closed easily. What gives?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-04-2008, 03:33 PM
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It sounds like you need to adjust the lock or pneumatic struts. There appears to be too much pressure holding the thing closed.
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