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Mud flap plugs - need new ones

Beej4

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Hi all

Apologies if this has been asked before but does anyone know the name of the black, plastic "push" plugs that secure the front mud flaps onto the wheel arch?
My wife (yes, it really was her!) pulled out of a drive but not over the dropped kerb, over the regular kerb instead and the drop dented the mud flap and damaged the plugs. I can't push them back in now.

Thanks in advance.
 

Durzel

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Beej4

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Here's the plug. It's 30mm long. Also a picture of them pushed in far as I can right now.
 

Medved_77

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Here's the plug. It's 30mm long. Also a picture of them pushed in far as I can right now.
Just checking you're aware that those plugs are in two parts? If you extend the 4 arms you should be able to remove the pin in the centre. Then with the pin out (retracted) push the plug in all the way then push the pin into the plug.

To me it looks like that should be reusable.
 
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Durzel

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There's even a gap to stick a flat blade screwdriver in :)

I really hope the OP knows that these fasteners aren't supposed to come out, or be pushed in, while the pin part is pushed in... :)
 

Beej4

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Yes Medved, Durzel! I already took apart the plugs, inserted the outer cases and pushed in the inner plugs and although they went in ok, one is quite badly buckled and won't reform easily.
 

Medved_77

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Yes Medved, Durzel! I already took apart the plugs, inserted the outer cases and pushed in the inner plugs and although they went in ok, one is quite badly buckled and won't reform easily.
Cool, sorry if that was asking the obvious.

I bought this set from ebay a while ago:


Good mixture of clips in there, might be suitable for you.
 

Beej4

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Cool, sorry if that was asking the obvious.

I bought this set from ebay a while ago:


Good mixture of clips in there, might be suitable for you.
Haha, I'd always state the obvious too, just in case some brain-freeze was involved!

Thanks Medved, and VanillaAir, for the suggestions, I'll have a look.
 

Adopado

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Haha, I'd always state the obvious too, just in case some brain-freeze was involved!

Thanks Medved, and VanillaAir, for the suggestions, I'll have a look.
Actually you’ll be doing us all a service if you can post details of the specific ones once you find some! As you will already have discovered there are lots of very similar looking rivets and it will save people buying a huge variety box in the hope of getting ones that fit!
 

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