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Trunk Lid Self Opening

change741

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Equus (2011-2016)
I accessed the lifters or pistons without removing trunk liners, rather pulled them aside.
I tried lifters from Advance Auto Parts store, no force was indicated on these, they did not hold the trunk open, the lid came down in a slam.
More to follow after I receive other lifters from the internet source.
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surprisinguy

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2G Genesis Sedan (2015-2016)
So if I had to do it again....
Finally got to this - Your instructions in this post were perfect - I might've damaged one of the plastic holders a little but it's holding fine.
Replace both of mine - it now lowers and rises automatically like butter.
Thanks again
 

change741

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Genesis 2011
Genesis Model Type
Equus (2011-2016)
I changed these on a 2011 Genesis and a 2014 Equus.
Results; easier to lift the trunk lid up, but neither raises up and open by the only the lifters.
 

change741

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Genesis 2011
Genesis Model Type
Equus (2011-2016)
Hyundai Part No.:81810-3N000, power lift for an Equus-2014, only $2985... I guess I need to accept "arm workouts" when using the trunk.
 

JgenG

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Genesis Model Type
2G Genesis Sedan (2015-2016)
I tried an aftermarket part that is equivalent to the B1010 strut for the motorized trunk and boy does that trunk open. The wife is unable to close the trunk with one arm 😂 and two arms is a workout. The B1010 strut is rated 80+ lbs, the existing B1000 struts are rated 22lbs. I have found some after market struts that are rated for 45lb. I will try those on and see how the trunk opens. BTW I am only replacing one of the existing strut
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TinsleyC

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Genesis G80
Hope the trunk or hinges don't bend on ya!
 
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JgenG

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2G Genesis Sedan (2015-2016)
The aftermarket part I installed is Strongarm 6926 (got it from rock auto) and the trunk opens beautifully. Not as violent as the B1010 struts and much easier to close the trunk. One thing I noticed is that the aftermarket part had a thinner rod compared to the existing B1000 strut, but I dont think that will be an issue since the B1000 struts are rated 22lbs and the Strongarm is rated 45lbs. Worst case I can always install the original strut.
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JgenG

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2G Genesis Sedan (2015-2016)
Did you just install one? I replaced both of mine last summer with aftermarket struts - the trunk opened fine for about 2 weeks and then nothing. what a pia
Yes, only replace one original strut, left or right doesn't matter, I changed the driver side one. The strongarm 6926 is rated at 45lb, while the original is 22lb. So you only need one.
 
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