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Interior clips

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My inept local dealer who sold me my TC did the recall install of the side door latches. They annoyingly left one of the black plastic trim clips out of my MDF sliding door panel. I'm trying NOT to support this dealer as they have proven to be very inept, and don't really want to go back there, so I thought, "how hard could it be to find some trim clip replacements?"

As it turns out - harder than you might think! Tried without success to register at fordparts.com, whose web site seems to be only partly functional. Then just made some online searches. The only clips I could turn up that looked very much like the Ford originals, could be bought from one of the local big-box auto parts dealers for.....$12.....That's twelve dollars EACH! Yes, for ONE fastener. There's an infinite assortment of clips available out there, but no way of telling if there is a reasonably-priced replacement that actually fits the TC's panels.

Some of you may have already discovered that those MDF panels can be an annoying source of vibration if not securely fastened. I want fasteners in EVERY hole! Anyone found a replacement clip type and source for substitutes that work?

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I bought a pack of 4 at my dealer for $9. $12 for one? Somebody needs to be shot!!!

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Auto Zone has a good selection of clips and most likely has the right ones at a reasonable price

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I bet Fifty can find multiple options on Amazon ?

You may have to post a photo since he has the wagon version.

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Back in 2015 when adding extra wiring to my TC, I damaged a couple clips and when I couldn't find matches at the auto parts store I decided to build my own little kit. I got everything from Amazon and eBay. Obviously the eBay items changed but I got them all from the same seller with a good low cost selection. The two most common ones I do have Ford part numbers for. The black ones with the ribs are Part #N801925-S. The white ones with the black rubber ring and spring plastic wings is Part #W713297-S300. Here's the Amazon and eBay links:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0098VYUG2/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00Y0O51B0/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008427D88/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B010N477FS/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

http://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?_odkw=&_ssn=productcollect&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2046732.m570.l1313.TR10.TRC0.A0.H0.Xpanel+clip.TRS0&_nkw=panel+clip&_sacat=0

 

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Actually, I was going to suggest going to a Fastenal store.

 

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On 3/4/2017 at 5:18 PM, Don Ridley said:

I bet Fifty can find multiple options on Amazon ?

You may have to post a photo since he has the wagon version.

You should have put your money on Don Shockley

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