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Old 06-14-2016, 11:45 AM   #1
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Better alternative to front bumper push pins/retainer clips for 2009 Hatch?

I've had the front off a few times due to light bulb changes and have managed to bust some of the pins... is there a sturdier alternative to these things? Like ones that expand with a Phillips head screw insert that will fit?

I've seen a few threads but no actual part numbers that are a direct fit and will work...
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Old 06-14-2016, 12:50 PM   #2
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The OEM pins are expansion type. I have the original from 2009 and removed the front 5 times. Depends how you pulled them off?
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Old 11-11-2016, 09:13 AM   #3
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To follow up - I found some plastic expanding screw in ones that are easier to remove and seems a little sturdier than the Toyota ones. I ended going with these and couldn't be happier:





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Old 11-11-2016, 01:30 PM   #4
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Zip tie. I use zip ties where ever I can loop it, like the top bumper clips. Haha

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Old 11-11-2016, 06:13 PM   #5
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+1 on the Zip ties.


When I had the clips come of the under tray, I temporarily zip tied it back up, as a service was nearly due. I asked the service rep to replace them, and he said the original clips get damaged and fall out very easily. Their policy was to replace any missing clips with zip ties.

Yes, this was at the Toyota dealership...
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Old 11-11-2016, 06:26 PM   #6
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So nobody feels like applauding the OP for sourcing out and posting up some proper reusable push pins. Not everyone feels like going ghetto with zip ties, even if they do function perfectly.
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Old 11-11-2016, 08:59 PM   #7
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Great tip. Ill order me some.
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Old 11-12-2016, 05:39 PM   #8
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Looks good, I just found similar clips for sale here in Australia.
I sure hope they are cheaper for you in the US. My 'local" (15 kilometers away) car parts store has tem for $6.29 a pack. a "pack" is either three 1/4 inch clips or two 3/8 inch clips.

I guess it's time to crawl under the Yaris to see how many and what size I need.

Thanks to Firebird for finding these, and WeeYari for the reminder that we are all here to help each other.
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Old 11-18-2016, 11:27 AM   #9
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+1 on the Zip ties.


When I had the clips come of the under tray, I temporarily zip tied it back up, as a service was nearly due. I asked the service rep to replace them, and he said the original clips get damaged and fall out very easily. Their policy was to replace any missing clips with zip ties.

Yes, this was at the Toyota dealership...
Yeah my front bumper has been totally replaced twice for cosmetic damage while driving. With an entirely new set of push pins every time and attempting to be careful during light replacements I was still having problems with them not reseating right or busting... I mean technically you could use a screw and a wing nut in at least a few places - but these seem super sturdy, well as sturdy as a plastic screw can be, and I won't have to cut them out every time for removal!
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Old 11-18-2016, 10:51 PM   #10
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I don't understand this thread. what's wrong with the factory ones?
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Old 11-18-2016, 11:36 PM   #11
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They break and fall out easily.

Hearing a loud clunk and scraping noise when they let go and the under tray hit the road surface wasn't the best thing to happen on the highway.

See my earlier comment. The Toyota dealer's service rep agreed there is a problem with the originals and stated they replace missing clips with cable ties...
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Old 11-19-2016, 03:31 PM   #12
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weird. I have threaded bolts on the bottom of my bumper. push clips are only on the top and the wheel well on mine. (07) I've never had any break or fall out. I do find it strange that the push clips on yaris are different than the ones on corolla/camry.
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