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Trunk (boot) struts - Part No & Where to buy

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Hi all

I think the struts for the trunk (boot in the UK) of my SL500 have failed because when i press the key and open the lid it pops but doesnt lift barely 1/2 inch. When i lift it manually its very heavy and if i let go before pushing it up and almost past its max position it just falls back down. It is weighted ever so slightly but i want to replace the 2 struts to give it some spring.

Can someone tell me the MB part numbers i need and where i can get them for discount prices please ?.

I live in the UK so the supplier needs to be in Europe or ship to me. I found one place in the US that is selling them for $33 each but they wont ship to the UK :(

Thanks in advance

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I replaced mine today with ones I bought on Amazon. They say Made in Mexico and are
heavier duty than the OEM Mercedes ones. Just pull the locking clips back with a screwdriver and they install in seconds. Just beware of the trunk when you pull the old
one off. Its coming down quick. The new ones really make the trunk feel like new.
Amazon set was like $ 80.00 for the pair. I can live without the 3 pointed star on my trunk shocks.
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