Plastic Nut type things

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  1. GillyC63

    GillyC63 New Member

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    Hi all
    While cleaning out the estate today I noticed 2 plastic nut type things attached to the rear interior wheel arches. One is almost flush but the drivers side one is sticking up a lot more.
    Does anybody know what they are/affix too? Car is a W204 estate.
    Many thanks in advance of anyone helping me out.
     
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    Not sure. Could they be for unfitted mud guards?
     
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    Captive plastic nut//bolt i always replace mine for the bling factor.
     
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    Will do, tomorrow
     
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    Not to do with mudflaps, they attach via plastic rivets from in the rear wheel arch, and the ones supplied with the flaps are too short (the voice of experience!!).
     
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    Are they not the plastic nuts used to secure the wheel arch liners to the car body?
     
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    That was my first thought,most modern cars use them,they are crap.
     
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    Modern-ish; my '94 SL has them (on the front, at least).

    Crap-ish; they're still there... but the pin one screws on to has rusted away!
     
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    GillyC63

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    Think I've worked out they are for the rear cover that stops people seeing what's in the boot, they are ajustable so I assume they are to stop the large metal piece from vibrating.
     

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