Are you saying that popping the hatch with the glove box button allows the hatch to open fully on it's own with the gas struts you used? I have new struts on mine and popping the hatch just unlatches it and I have to still raise the hatch manually. Past a foot or so open it stays pretty much where ever I leave it. Like it's in balance.Guys, I have to tell you how good the Strong Arm #4686 are. I know I'm digging up an old one but this is a must have for a hatchback. I replaced my original 1993 hatch struts with Strong Arm #4686. These get the hatch up an additional 2.5". Much less chance to hit your head. Also, my glove box button now works properly to release the latch!