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Tailgate lift studs and Clips rusted

I replaced the 4 rusted studs today. Seems to be a common problem in our salty winter road conditions. New studs are available at Tesla Parts. The old studs were hard to unscrew due to Loctite on the original threads. A 13mm wrench will do the job. I still have to work on extracting the rusted clip remnants which are stuck in the lift ends.
First picture shows rusty stud in hatch lid. Second picture shows old and new part.

 

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