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Old 05-04-2015, 11:34 AM
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^^I was waiting to hear from you as well since you don't have a soft close hatch like me!

Going to order the updated spring-loaded stoppers and get some springs for myself now
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^nice. can`t wait till get mine.
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^ I used a little dab of clear RTV to hold the springs against the fitting end of the rod. Just worked it in between a couple of the coils and it's invisible. Sure it nice not having the latch double cycle when the hatch wouldn't come up.

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well mine are here ,just waiting for the rain to stop.
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well I installed my springs with 2 o-rings ,but noticed right away the interior lights didn`t go out. so I removed both o-rings and everything is good to go. definatley helped with the rear tailgate rattles ,basically gone. I was going to try with 1 o-ring but it started raining out.
IF ADDING 0-RINGS MAKE SURE THE INTERIOR LIGHTS GO OUT.
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Old 05-12-2015, 09:55 AM
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Which O-rings did you use?
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just what ever o-rings I found at the hardware store.they where about 1/8" thick. I might try the skinny ones around 1/16'
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Had these for about 6 months. About a month ago I started finding my trunk open in the garage when I leave the car unlocked overnight. The other day it opened while I was driving which I am obviously concerned about. Occasionally when I open the trunk I can hear the lock going crazy locking-unlocking. Will most likely uninstall the springs... it is a sweet mod but not worth the issues I am experiencing.
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Had these for about 6 months. About a month ago I started finding my trunk open in the garage when I leave the car unlocked overnight. The other day it opened while I was driving which I am obviously concerned about. Occasionally when I open the trunk I can hear the lock going crazy locking-unlocking. Will most likely uninstall the springs... it is a sweet mod but not worth the issues I am experiencing.
I'd say you have a wiring issue, not a problem with the springs. I've read that the actuator wiring can corrode and come into contact with lighting wiring somewhere in the rear. Might be worth checking out.
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mine are good so far with no issues ,but will keep an eye on it though since you brought this up, thanks.
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