Used BMW Bootlid Tailgate Strutss

All used BMW Bootlid Tailgate Strutss listed on are tested, original (OEM) manufacturer parts and come with a 14 day money back guarantee. list used car parts for BMW are from premium breaker yards from across the UK, saving you up to 80% compared to main dealer prices.

About Bootlid Tailgate Strutss

The BMW bootlid tailgate strut is a rod which forms part of the framework of the bootlid tailgate on the vehicle and is used to hold the tailgate/rear boot up and in place when it's open. 

The BMW bootlid tailgate strut is positioned on the side of the boot.  So that the bootlid is held in place evenly and can open with ease, there is also a bootlid tailgate strut on the other side of the boot. With the aid of the bootlid tailgate struts and the action of hinges, the bootlid tailgate opens outwards. 

The BMW bootlid tailgate strut use a gas spring mechanism to work, which uses gas inside a cylinder, compressed by a piston, to apply force, which keeps the strut rigid and extended and able to support the weight of the boot while it's open. This mechanism also helps to make opening the boot a smooth and easy operation. The internal mechanisms are housed in a rod which is sealed in an outer casing. 

Loss of gas is the usual cause of failure in the BMW bootlid tailgate strut. Damage can occur to the seal, enabling gas to leak out every time the boot is open, i.e. every time the bootlid tailgate struts open and shut. Faulty or broken bootlid  tailgate struts may mean that the boot is hard to open, won't stay open fully or just slams shut again. When replacing the bootlid tailgate struts, buying new BMW bootlid tailgate struts will ensure perfect compatibility with the make and model of your car. It's advisable to replace both sides of the bootlid tailgate struts at the same time to make sure the pressure is balanced and equal in both struts.

BMW trivia

  • It might not be the accessory that everyone needs, but for BMW drivers in South Africa who were worried about carjackers, the 'Blaster' was a flamethrower that shot huge flames from either side of the car. Not currently available in the UK…
  • The main headquarters for BMW in Munich is designed and shaped to look like car parts. There was a whole new 'four-cylinder' building added on in 1973, and there's definitely the look of an engine about the architecture.
  • One of the reasons older BMWs keep their value is because it's easy to get spare parts for even the oldest models. That's because BMW has carried on making car parts, even for cars that were built in WWII.
  • The BMW M1 has a classic look, so it's no surprise that its designer also came up with some other amazing car designs. Giorgetto Giugiaro is also responsible for the DeLorean, the Beretta U22 Neos handgun, and the Nikon D4 camera! Although, he also designed the Yugo, commonly called the worst car that's ever been made.
  • The BMW 3.0CSL was sold in the 70s and had the unusual addition of a spoiler that was kept in the boot. The owner could install it if they wanted to, but BMW couldn't sell the car with the spoiler attached because of road laws!