Hood struts were a little weak in my car. Do one side at a time, but make sure to have a stick or something to hold the hood up, as one strut (especially a weak one) will not be able to hold up the hood. Installation took 5 minutes, and hood doesn't slam as bad as it used to. Great price and shipping from FCP as always!
Keeps your BMW's hood propped in position, 2 per car
Have you ever had a hood fall on your head? If you have been so fortunate to not experience this we can assure you, it hurts. BMW uses gas pressure struts to keep hoods and trunks open for the most part. For one, this is convenient as you can simply open the hood and not have to worry about finding the hood support. However, this little part is often unappreciated until it won't support the weight of the hood anymore. Don't play games with your safety, replace worn hood supports with these genuine replacements from BMW.
We recommend replacing hood struts and trunk struts in matched pairs
Fits These Cars:
- 2001 BMW 525i Hood Lift Support
- 2002 BMW 525i Hood Lift Support
- 2003 BMW 525i Hood Lift Support
- 1997 BMW 528i Hood Lift Support
- 1998 BMW 528i Hood Lift Support
- 1999 BMW 528i Hood Lift Support
- 2000 BMW 528i Hood Lift Support
- 2001 BMW 530i Hood Lift Support
- 2002 BMW 530i Hood Lift Support
- 2003 BMW 530i Hood Lift Support
- 1997 BMW 540i Hood Lift Support
- 1998 BMW 540i Hood Lift Support
- 1999 BMW 540i Hood Lift Support
- 2000 BMW 540i Hood Lift Support
- 2001 BMW 540i Hood Lift Support
- 2002 BMW 540i Hood Lift Support
- 2003 BMW 540i Hood Lift Support
- 2000 BMW M5 Hood Lift Support
- 2001 BMW M5 Hood Lift Support
- 2002 BMW M5 Hood Lift Support
- 2003 BMW M5 Hood Lift Support
BMW Hood Lift Support (E39) - Stabilus 51238174866
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- Hood Lift Support
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Easy twenty minute DIY job. Prop hood open and change one strut at a time. Clean the mounting posts on car and apply small amount of grease on them if desired.
Perfect function and fit. Hood wants to "lift off" on its own now and you need to apply some force to close it, as it should. No more head/shoulders bumps from sagging shocks that lets the big hood of the E39 close on you.