I recently ordered some bonnet struts off eBay, but they came without fitting instructions, so thought I'd do a quick write up on howto install them....
Firstly, the struts I bought were these
£35ish ones from this seller
in Taiwan. I was also charge about £5 by the courier for import tax. But still not a bad price.
The kit comes with two struts, two brackets, 4 nuts and 4 washers. Mine had two nuts missing, but when I contacted the seller, they offered to send more, or refund £5.... I took the refund!
So down to the fitting....
First, you need to take the upper (looking when the bonnet is open) nut off the bonnet hinge, and fit the bracket. Use the rectangular hole not the round one, and butt the bracket right up to the hinge. Do this on both sides of the bonnet.
Next, put attach the silver/piston end of the strut to the body, using the hole already available about half way down the wing. It's the hole right next to the washer bottle mounting point. Put the thread through the hole, then use the washer and nut supplied on the underside to fix in place.
For the next bit, you will have to remove the current bonnet stay from the bonnet and put it back in it's clip, as the gas struts lift the lid higher than the standard stay.
While holding the bonnet up (I used my head), but you might find someone to help, put the thread on the black end of the struts through the hole in the brackets you placed earlier, putting it through from the outer edge. Fix in place with the remaining nuts, making sure to use the washers supplied.
And you're done!!
This is my first write up, so let me know if you need any more details. I've attached pics, so hopefully, they and my write up will help you through.