Submitted by syclone on Fri, 2019-02-01 11:15
I finally received all the parts (struts, springs, washers) for the trunk mod on my Model 3 (LR-RWD). The installation video and parts list are on a Youtube video by i1Tesla. Once I figured out how to release the sockets on the struts, the install was easy. It does require a hard head or an assistant to support the trunk lid while the struts are off the car.
The mod works perfectly! The trunk pops open fast (probably the spring's push), but slows down as it approaches the open position.
My main concern was that, somehow, the release could be triggered while the car is moving. I tested it, and there is no way to actuate the lid unless the car is in park. I also tried to open the trunk with the FOB while the car was moving. The FOB won't do it either.
Way to go i1tesla !!