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I have always felt I was missing a hood strut as the LH side has all mounting points and I have seen photographs of the both in place, BUT I am glad I never installed a second strut:

Elimination of LH Hood Assist Rod

The number of hood assist rods has been reduced from two to one on the 2004 Cadillac CTS. Vehicles built after VIN breakpoint 40137492 will feature a high pressure single hood assist rod located on the RH side.

TIP: Any attempts to modify or add an additional hood assist rod could result in damage to the vehicle.
- Thanks to Terry Bordeau

From: TechLinkFeb04e
http://www.gmtechlink.com/images/issues/feb04/TLfeb04e.html#story7
 

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I wish they had left the strut on the left and not the right.
It's awful trying to replace the battery with that stupid rod in your way.
I usually disconnect it and prop the hood open with my prop tool.
What a nuisance.
I have noticed that one of them disappeared.
 
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