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Fixing my hatch privacy cover

LilPartyBox

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So one of the clips on my rear hatch cover completely separated from the cover. I struggled for 20 minutes with forcing the clip over the felt. Out of pure frustration, I hoped my theory was right and started prying the clip open with a flat head screwdriver. It worked. Then you just put it back onto the cover one half at a time. Hope this helps someone,



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So one of the clips on my rear hatch cover completely separated from the cover. I struggled for 20 minutes with forcing the clip over the felt. Out of pure frustration, I hoped my theory was right and started prying the clip open with a flat head screwdriver. It worked. Then you just put it back onto the cover one half at a time. Hope this helps someone,



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I found this the other day also on the FiST when I was doing the rear trunk brace! I wonder how many there are of us?

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I was not as successful unfortunately. When this happened to me, I pried it apart and broke a piece of the plastic clip. Now it won't go back together. [?|] Not sure why they made it such a pain to fix if it comes off so easily.
 


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Mine did this and I lost the piece. I just put the privacy cover back on with only one clip and it works fine.


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I fixed mine the other day by installing it in the bottom of a dumpster. Being anal, I couldn't deal with the center droop it developed! The fact that the clips pop off the cover and the hinge post all the time secured the deal....
 


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This happened to mine. The plastic clip kept popping off and eventually the cover started to delaminate around that area making it soft. I had some leftover fiberglass resin that stiffened it up and the clip hasn't fallen off yet.
 


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you can buy it here:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-Fiest...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

Funny thing it that is a Nissan UK part number.
IMO you should just glue it with crazy glue to the cover so it wont fall out ever again
Thanks for the link and good idea

I fixed mine the other day by installing it in the bottom of a dumpster. Being anal, I couldn't deal with the center droop it developed! The fact that the clips pop off the cover and the hinge post all the time secured the deal....
yea mine droops but i use it as shelf for clothing when leaving the gym so i deal with it. No denying the whole contraption is crap tho. econobox life [clap]
 


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Mine did this and I lost the piece. I just put the privacy cover back on with only one clip and it works fine.


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HA! Ditto.
I'll have to check it more closely the next time I use my trunk (which is rare) to see if there's de-lamination where the clip is missing as someone has mentioned.
 


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I had this happen to me and got it replaced under warranty. The center droop does both me quite a bit though...
 


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