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Old 10-25-2018, 11:06 PM
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Heavy trunk lid

Does anyone know of an automatic trunk lift/close kit? Not only is my trunk incredibly heavy but sometimes it slams down on me. Very frustrating.
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Old 10-26-2018, 10:59 AM
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You may need to replace the struts that support the trunk lid
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Old 10-26-2018, 01:05 PM
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Ahhh-yes, you're probably right. I'd never even thought of that. Thank you so much!
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Old 12-11-2018, 12:54 AM
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I replaced my struts a few months ago. It was simple. I went almost a year with a heavy trunk lid. I replaced the struts in the front too. Much better.
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Old 12-11-2018, 01:16 AM
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Old 12-13-2018, 10:55 AM
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Thanks Slartibartfast. Is this where I can buy "all the little fiddley bits"?
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Old 12-13-2018, 01:14 PM
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Why, yes. Yes it is. Do you wish you drove a Fjord instead of an Infiniti?
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Old 12-13-2018, 04:28 PM
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I think I am going to try these in the near future. Much cheaper less expensive than OEM.

(For the sedan) https://www.carid.com/sachs/trunk-li...-sg471009.html
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Old 12-24-2018, 02:37 PM
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like everyone else said replacing the struts will fix this
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Old 01-03-2019, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by zarandallz View Post
I replaced my struts a few months ago. It was simple. I went almost a year with a heavy trunk lid. I replaced the struts in the front too. Much better.
Can you tell me where you purchased the struts?
I've looked at several online sites and so far I've only found "trunk lift cylinders" for the coupe and none specified for the 'vert.
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Old 01-03-2019, 05:57 PM
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https://www.myg37.com/forums/g37-cou...ml#post4226386

Go to post #7 and use that link to find the 'vert part number.

One can learn a lot by reading the coupe and sedan forums.
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Old 01-04-2019, 02:01 PM
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Wondering if my rear struts are worn out on my Q40. I recently bought it used. When I hit the trunk release the trunk pops up a little but just barely enough to get my hand in there to open it. Is that the normal function or should the trunk be popping open more than an inch or two?

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Nope, just an inch or so.
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Old 01-07-2019, 01:33 PM
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Why, yes. Yes it is. Do you wish you drove a Fjord instead of an Infiniti?
Ba-zinga!

Actually, I decided to call my local Infiniti dealer about the struts and maybe verify the part number. I'm glad I called because to my surprise my extended warranty hadn't expired like I thought. The warranty is going to cover this - YAY! I'm bringing the car in tomorrow to get them replaced.
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