From the exploded diagram that you have sent it would appear that the gas strut is removed while attached to the hinge: however, on my 1990 230TE the part of the hinge bolted to the bodywork is in two parts; the "inboard" bolts are accessible whereas the "outboard" bolts although visible are not immediately accessible by any tool big enough to grip and turn them. The hinge attachment is of a different type to that in your diagram, please advise!
Best regards, XXXXX XXXXX
Hi Lloyd, you don't remove the hinges. The picture is just an exploded view of the parts. I have a link to a good diy with pictures that may help. Click here.