Originally Posted by reverendhtc
Perhaps I am asking too much for longevity. Yes the car is kept in a hot climate.
Looks like they won't be too bad to change. A few clips to undo.
I haven't replaced them on my Focus yet but just did on my Suburban. All that was needed was a flat blade screwdriver to remove the clips to get the old ones out and the new ones snap into place without the need for any tools. The one thing that you may need is a helper or a piece of wood to prop the hatch open while you work on it. It helps to just replace one at a time if the old ones are still working at all.