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Wink Re: rx4 hinge on fuel flap

I have managed to fix the fuel flap.
the black plastic retaining clip seems to be the problem with snapping.
How to fix.
remove flap from car
remove 5 x star/locking washers with flat head driver of the studs so the grey plastic part inside the flap comes loose

locate the flat part of the spring steel clip where the plastic part has snapped off

with a small screw driver mark the hole in the bottom of the spring steel clip into the plastic though the top hole in the spring steel clip

remove the clip. the dent from marking the hole should in-between two circles on the plastic ,
drill though with a 4.0mm drill .
push a pop rivet though the back of the plastic making sure the clip is held in place. squeeze rivet up with pop pliers.
places the plastic part of the flap on a bench with the end overhanging. Get somebody to hold in position.
place a small screw driver though the hole in the spring clip and lever up.
connect hinge to plastic and lever the clip over the top of the hinge to locate.
place plastic back on flap and push star/lock washers on.
it sounds more complicated than it is but do able
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Last edited by LEEPC; 7th August 2013 at 06:58 AM. Reason: mis spell
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