its been a problem for me since i got this car. i bought a bunch of pins from different auto parts and they never fit right. for my hood blanket i bought some that were close, and ground some of the chistmas tree part off on the bench grinder to make fit. still need a few for the wheel wells, that the auto parts does not have.
i couldnt find the 2 i needed for the rear bumper, bottom edge, so i got them from the dealer. ouch though, i think they were $7 for 2 pins. and look where they are made. we cant make these things here?
those rad pins are kinda special, they have a tap on the tops of them to be able to pop them off with the tool, as they sit down in the recess. even with all the pins in place the cover is still kinda loose, but thats how the entire car is built.
i dont have any junk yards around here, that would be a great thing. ive seen some pins(like the hood blanket) at cjpony.
05 V6 auto,