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      12-18-2008, 09:20 PM   #47
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Drives: 2008 BMW 335i
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: NYC / BOM

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Question replacement rivets?

I installed front mudflaps yesterday.

The driver side mudflap installed well, however, I broke both the push pins of the rivets for the passenger side.

I missed the alignment (for the rivets) on the passenger side by a few mm, and hence, they had a hard time going in - eventually giving up and breaking.

Any idea regarding replacement part numbers?

I'm thinking of installing screws (self tapping?) instead of the stubborn rivets. Has anybody tried this? I think a 5mm or 11-32 screw might fit.

EDIT: Got the part number, if anybody's interested: 51161881149 and cost around $0.19 to $0.39 each depending on vendor.

Last edited by aah78; 12-19-2008 at 07:54 PM.