This design is no longer available and the supports that we provide do not require the use of the bracket any longer. With our units we supply 2 new ball studs, one for your ball studded end, and the other goes into the 1st bolt hole where the bracket mounted and the lift support attaches to the new ball stud.
A. Have an assistant support the hatch securely at all times.
B. Your new lift support is designed for easy installation and does not require the use of the brackets.
C. Unbolt the bracket from the car body and unscrew the ball stud from the hatch to remove the old support. NOTE: both lift supports MUST be removed before proceeding.
D. Install the small thread ball stud in the car body in the hole farthest from the hinge. Re-install an original bolt in the other hole to prevent water entry into the vehicle.
E. Install the remaining ball stud in the hatch.
F. Snap the lift support on the ball stud in the same orientation as the old unit.