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2013 Front valance panel clips

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I just noticed today that the front valance on my 2013 SEL is hanging down on one side, and an inspection shows that at least three of the little push clips are mangled or broken.  I'm surprised Ford decided to have the valance snap onto clips from the top instead of installing them from the bottom.

 

Sourcing new clips is super easy, that's no  big deal.  I want to just pop out the retainer from below and install new ones from underneath -  anybody tried this before?  If that's not possible, what's the best way to get at them from the other side?

 

 

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Quick and sweet update -

I just grabbed new push retainers and popped them through the bottom - they've passed the tug test, so at  least for now it's better off than it was.

 

A nut, bolt and a couple washers still seems like it would be a better option, but that's for another day when the snowmelt doesn't have my work area sopping wet.

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