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Plastic Retainers - Are there Replacements ?

These guys, the panel holders:

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Worst thing Ford ever did was to use these things, what ever they are called.
Has anyone found a replacement for them of do I have to go to Ford ?

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got a bunch of em from autozone fairly cheap and they have different styles sizes and colors, black , gray and tan usually.
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i hate....stress the word hate..those stupid things.
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Internet source I have ordered from:

Trim Retainers 1 / Regular or Bulk Packaging
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any upholstery shop should carry them as well. i know we have atleast 25 different types of clips that we keep stocked at all times.
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Actually the worst thing Ford ever did was the design of the power steering pump on the 4.6. But go to Autozone and look in the Help aisle and they'll be there.
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i thought the pinto was the worst thing ford did
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got a bunch of em from autozone fairly cheap and they have different styles sizes and colors, black , gray and tan usually.
thanks I will take a look at the Autozone stuff.
Do you know if the colors is Ford match up ?

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i hate....stress the word hate..those stupid things.
Me too, that is a word I don’t use much but in this case I do hate these clips.

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Internet source I have ordered from:

Trim Retainers 1 / Regular or Bulk Packaging
This looks good, I chkd it out but will order from them if Autozone falls through.

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any upholstery shop should carry them as well. i know we have atleast 25 different types of clips that we keep stocked at all times.
Thanks for the info good backup.

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Actually the worst thing Ford ever did was the design of the power steering pump on the 4.6. But go to Autozone and look in the Help aisle and they'll be there.
Don’t know this one but Ford may not have asked for money from the Government but they have had some f-ups.

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i thought the pinto was the worst thing ford did
or maybe the Edsel
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any hardware store should have them....you didn't get the remover did you? lol
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I did and thought this is going to be a piece of cake, some plugs were but some were a *****.
The tool work great on most of the plastic plugs.
Thanks for the idea.
Auto Zone had two type, a straight one and a bent one, i got the bent one but think a straight one would be good to have too.
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I did and thought this is going to be a piece of cake, some plugs were but some were a *****.
The tool work great on most of the plastic plugs.
Thanks for the idea.
Auto Zone had two type, a straight one and a bent one, i got the bent one but think a straight one would be good to have too.
damn yeah i can tell they were a ***** cuz you broke so many haha i always have a spare bag of those when im taking them out. haven't broke any in a long time though
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A thread to check out.... https://www.ranger-forums.com/f15/do...ers-one-93258/


Linked in it is a GREAT resource for all those weird fasteners....
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i just ordered some for my tan interior from that one (clips and fasteners) they dont cary the 1" diameter ones. but they are very friendly and very fast shipping. great business!
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I need to get a p/n from Ford.
I will take one of the Clips/Pins and go there carrying a VIN and see what number comes up.

good info
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AutoZone did not have any Gray colored clips just black and the Clerk said that is all they carry.
On to ford tomorrow.

Thanks for the input. I will report back the p/n and cost as soon as I know.
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I had to go to my ford dealer for those....I think theyre like $1ea? maybe $2
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Just got 50 on-line for $15.00…

Ford wanted and I $hit you not, $7.49 each, EACH that is… WTF…

I ordered from ClipsAndFasteners.com - Automotive Retainers,Clips and Fasteners.

They were exactly the same as Ford, I was worried about the color but they turned out OK.

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Just got 50 on-line for $15.00…

Ford wanted and I $hit you not, $7.49 each, EACH that is… WTF…

I ordered from ClipsAndFasteners.com - Automotive Retainers,Clips and Fasteners.

They were exactly the same as Ford, I was worried about the color but they turned out OK.

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Not sure if I said this before but :Thanks to Fx4wannabe01” for the site info and the lead to the correct Clips.

I have a supply on hand for future interior mods.
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any direct links? that just takes you to their home page...
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# A18277 - Ford Roof Trim Panel & Garnish Retainer-Gray - 2 x $7.59 = $15.18.

ClipsAndFasteners.com - Automotive Retainers,Clips and Fasteners

Through I found out the Shop needed the VIN of the Vehicle the clips are going in.
Otherwise buy at will.

These came in Dark Gray but the guy I ordered from didn’t know up front what color they would be.
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ClipsAndFasteners.com SUCKS!

Attention owners of TAN/BEIGE INTERIOR Rangers!

In an effort so spare you some time, skip the fruitless website searches, go to your dealer and pay the $7.50 per retainer (unless your time is worth less than $7.50 an hour..) I've wasted two hours searching the various links to fastener websites and found, for whatever reason, tan fasteners are extraordinarily unpopular to manufacture and there are no tan/beige equavlents to Scrambler's black-colored retainers. ClipsAndFasteners.com has no useful filters, so you can spend hours poring over the hundreds and hundreds of retainers they stock. It's a great website if you need black retainers, which is also the same case for The Fastener Warehouse. Off to the dealer tomorrow!
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it may be worth while to pick up a can of SEM dye to match them to your interior.
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it may be worth while to pick up a can of SEM dye to match them to your interior.
agreed 112%. Sure it's a $8 can of paint, but buying too many fasteners online, spraying the ones you need, and selling the rest to a member here sounds awesome for all parties!!

Which reminds me...I need some fasteners. lol.
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Attention owners of TAN/BEIGE INTERIOR Rangers!

In an effort so spare you some time, skip the fruitless website searches, go to your dealer and pay the $7.50 per retainer (unless your time is worth less than $7.50 an hour..) I've wasted two hours searching the various links to fastener websites and found, for whatever reason, tan fasteners are extraordinarily unpopular to manufacture and there are no tan/beige equavlents to Scrambler's black-colored retainers. ClipsAndFasteners.com has no useful filters, so you can spend hours poring over the hundreds and hundreds of retainers they stock. It's a great website if you need black retainers, which is also the same case for The Fastener Warehouse. Off to the dealer tomorrow!


Maybe if you call ClipsAndFasteners.com with your VIN they may be able to help, can’t hurt to try.


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I encountered these trim clips when attempting to remove my headliner a little while ago. They did not want to pop out easily, so the question is...is there a method of removal or a special tool to use that will decrease the likelihood of damage? I would like to be able to reuse these things.
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