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Scuff Plate Fasteners

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  1. novanutcase

    novanutcase FEOA Member

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    Where can I find these fastener/clips?

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    After I installed my carpet I noticed that there were many missing and the plates weren't being secured like they should. Does anyone make these aftermarket or is there some sort of fix for this? I haven't check with the dealer because, well, dealer is in lockdown like the rest of us but I would imagine they've discontinued making them since dealer support period is over for our cars or they're hella expensive if they still stock them.

    John
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    pextor Moderator Staff Member

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    Junkyard is your friend.
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    novanutcase FEOA Member

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    I was afraid of that....

    John
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    4cylinder FEOA Member

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    the key to these is the install. You dont just try to push the part onto those clips. Instead, you remove those clips and then clip them onto place on the plastic part. Once this is done then you install the part

    i intentionally grab these when i remember because a lot of cars i get have them broken :(
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    novanutcase FEOA Member

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    Whenever I try and pry them out I either break them or push them into the door sill cavity. Is there a specific tool that makes it easy to pry them out in one piece?

    John
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    small flathead screwdriver is all you need.

    - hold one side of the center part of the clip with your finger
    - use small screwdriver to carefully move and lift out of hole
    - next do this for other side of clip and it will come out
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    Gamer92 FEOA Donator

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    I’ve used self drilling screws to secure them
  9. novanutcase

    novanutcase FEOA Member

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    I've tried that method and I continually fat finger it and either break them because they're so brittle or I'll push them in but I'll try again once all the rain stops.

    John
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    novanutcase FEOA Member

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    I can now confirm that I have Escort OCD! LOL!

    Anyone needing scuff plate clips I got 'em! Hahaha!

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    John
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    It's good to use the correct pieces (I guess that means I'm also OCD).

    Are yours new or used?
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    I had a small window of time, which is rare for me since I usually stay pretty busy even with the lockdown, so I hightailed it to the yard and found every escort I could and removed the clips. Found a few radiator and window cleaner reservoir bottle tops in clean condition also.

    For some reason I just can't get the hang of pulling them out easily so it was a chore but I got enough to replace them all and still have some extras in case I need to pull off the scuff plates again and I break one.

    I guess I'm anal about having the right connectors and stuff. I could have just used self tapping screws but I always try and use the correct connectors.

    John

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