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156 SW facelift boot/hatch opening query

Hi. I recently replaced both gas struts on my SW boot as both were shot when I bought it last August. They are new but not original, cost 15 each, and seem to do the job. However, when I release the hatch, it unlocks, but does not lift up by more than a cm or so, so I have to fiddle around in the nearside corner to get a grip to lift it up. The boot on my 156 saloon was better at opening than this.

Is this right?

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It should just pop open, rather than lifting completely. If the open gap isn't big enough it canbe adjusted by turning the rubber stoppers at each side, which are sprung to pop the boot lid.
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