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#1 Paul_S

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 01:09 PM

My dealer came up trumps today. They have swapped out the springs on my rear hatch :notworthy:

As you are probably aware, there can be an issue (particularly in cold weather) whereby the hatch does not open properly and needs 2 presses of the button to open. The new springs they supplied look identical but are stiffer. Now when I press the boot release the hatch pops up much more positively :bangin:

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FYI, the part number for the replacements is 84415-1EA1E. Speak to your dealer so they order some in for you, then it's a 30 second job to swap them (simply twist and pull). They will take the old ones away to send back to Nissan.

All under warranty obviously ;)

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 01:40 PM

i wonder if they fit the 350z? Any idea Paul?
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Posted 09 April 2010 - 02:56 PM

i wonder if they fit the 350z? Any idea Paul?


i can feel a mod coming :notworthy:

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 03:22 PM

i wonder if they fit the 350z? Any idea Paul?

I'm not sure mate. I suppose there is no guarantee that they are even any stronger than the 350Z ones buy they are easy to take in and out so we can try next meet :notworthy:

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 05:39 PM

Not really a mod just mind are weak! lol
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Posted 12 April 2010 - 01:02 PM

Time to keep a 370z issues and solutions thread?
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Posted 15 April 2010 - 09:18 PM

My 350Z's hatch hydraulics became very lazy after about a year. In the -15C frozen North this winter, they were very stubborn indeed!!!

Was never an issue TBH, but agree they were always a bit lame for the weight of the tail-gate.

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 07:57 PM

My dealer came up trumps today. They have swapped out the springs on my rear hatch :notworthy:

As you are probably aware, there can be an issue (particularly in cold weather) whereby the hatch does not open properly and needs 2 presses of the button to open. The new springs they supplied look identical but are stiffer. Now when I press the boot release the hatch pops up much more positively :doh:

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FYI, the part number for the replacements is 84415-1EA1E. Speak to your dealer so they order some in for you, then it's a 30 second job to swap them (simply twist and pull). They will take the old ones away to send back to Nissan.

All under warranty obviously ;)


this actually happened on day one when we picked it up but just thought it was me, or that i did something wrong. will have a word on friday when we go back to check out this aux input thing.
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Posted 22 October 2010 - 09:36 AM

My dealer came up trumps today. They have swapped out the springs on my rear hatch :)

As you are probably aware, there can be an issue (particularly in cold weather) whereby the hatch does not open properly and needs 2 presses of the button to open. The new springs they supplied look identical but are stiffer. Now when I press the boot release the hatch pops up much more positively :secret:

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FYI, the part number for the replacements is 84415-1EA1E. Speak to your dealer so they order some in for you, then it's a 30 second job to swap them (simply twist and pull). They will take the old ones away to send back to Nissan.

All under warranty obviously :)


Has happened on my car a few times so popped into dealership today, seems to be a common feature as the sales manager answered my query before I even asked the question! Took me too the brand new anniversary model in the showroom and sure enough 2 presses to open the hatch on the first attempt but only one press on successive attempts. Any problems since you had the new springs fitted?

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 07:10 PM

Has happened on my car a few times so popped into dealership today, seems to be a common feature as the sales manager answered my query before I even asked the question! Took me too the brand new anniversary model in the showroom and sure enough 2 presses to open the hatch on the first attempt but only one press on successive attempts. Any problems since you had the new springs fitted?

It's good to hear Nissan are taking note :)

It was cold this week and I'm sorry to say one morning I needed 2 pushes again. We were only just sub-zero overnight so I hope it's not a sign of things to come over winter. I can understand it if there is ice on the car but the car was dry - just blinkin' cold. Anyway, it was flawless up until this point so that is good.

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 07:29 AM

Has happened on my car a few times so popped into dealership today, seems to be a common feature as the sales manager answered my query before I even asked the question! Took me too the brand new anniversary model in the showroom and sure enough 2 presses to open the hatch on the first attempt but only one press on successive attempts. Any problems since you had the new springs fitted?


Had my springs changed a few weeks ago but now am still getting the problem, though not all the time...

Will see how it goes, might bring it up when I'm next down the garage!!

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 07:14 PM

Had my springs changed a few weeks ago but now am still getting the problem, though not all the time...

Will see how it goes, might bring it up when I'm next down the garage!!

Yes, do mention it. Mine is 99% right now but it's due to get colder so we'll see :)

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 07:47 PM

Mine was acting up so had the car in for a replacement B Pillar trim on Tuesday (one of the press in spigots was broken, so was loose) and asked them to check these, sods law, worked first time every time when the technician tested them, made me look a right prat :bangin: . He did say that they'll see how it developes.

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 08:40 PM

i wonder if they fit the 350z? Any idea Paul?

Those look twice the length of the rubber bumpers on the 350 so doubt that they would, but this needs Paul to head out into the wind and rain of a dark night to go an measure....

I'm waiting Paul.......... :bangin:
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Posted 11 November 2010 - 08:55 PM

Those look twice the length of the rubber bumpers on the 350 so doubt that they would, but this needs Paul to head out into the wind and rain of a dark night to go an measure....

I'm waiting Paul.......... :evil2:

If I didn't measure it then I'm not measuring it now! :bangin:

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 08:46 AM

Hi guys,

New here having just bought a 370Z.

My car exhibits the saime fault - hatch not opening properly. Given that my car is just a month old, I'm surprised that Nissan haven't upgraded the part during manufacture by now?

I'll be calling my local dealer later to arrange replacement.
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Posted 07 January 2011 - 12:46 PM

Hi m33ufo. I have to say mine still haven't been 100% in the cold weather. I would still mention it to your dealer and see what they come back with. I too would have thought that you would have the uprated springs by now but I wouldn't like to guarantee it!

Let us know who your dealer is and how they handle it. We have a dealer league to keep tabs on the good / bad & ugly :bang:

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 01:40 PM

Thank you.

I've arranged to pop it in on Tuesday for them to have a look. Upon pressing the release mine doesn't actually raise at all. You have to lift it with your fingertips!
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Posted 07 January 2011 - 03:58 PM

Thank you.

I've arranged to pop it in on Tuesday for them to have a look. Upon pressing the release mine doesn't actually raise at all. You have to lift it with your fingertips!


I'd suggest giving them the part number listed in post 1 in advance of taking your car in, I didn't and now need to arrange a return visit!

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 04:30 PM

I'd suggest giving them the part number listed in post 1 in advance of taking your car in, I didn't and now need to arrange a return visit!


I gave them the part number but they want to inspect it first themselves before actually ordering anything. So unfortunately it will mean an extra visit.
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