SageBrush
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Location: NM

Nissan LEAF Push Pins

My PSA is really this:
Don't be afraid to buy generic, so long as the spec matches
Buy a bag of them.

My car started making funny noises a couple of weeks ago, and a short visit under the car identified the culprit: more than one piece of the undercover was flapping. I've taken that cover (and others) off more than a few times, and I tend to either break or lose a push-pin or two each time. It adds up :lol:

First I tried to buy a couple of pins at Lowes. They cost $1 each, and they ended up being the wrong size. Then I went looking online and found the above vendor. I honestly doubt my purchase was anything special, it seems like buying in bulk 8 mm push pins that are Nissan LEAF compatible is enough to know to make a good purchase. I bought these, link provided mostly for the correct spec to look for:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/133982053374
100 push pins for ~ $7

And I have to say, buying the right pin is a joy. The base goes easily and snugly into the hole, and then the pin goes in with a click. End of drama. I've gone from being a push-pin critic to a happy camper now that they are cheap, available, and very well engineered.
Last edited by SageBrush on Sat May 21, 2022 11:55 am, edited 7 times in total.
2013 LEAF 'S' Model with QC & rear-view camera
Bought Jan 2017 from N. Cal
Two years in Colorado, now in NM
03/18: 58 Ahr @28k miles. 10/21: 53.4 Ahr @ 40k miles
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johnlocke
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Re: Nissan LEAF Push Pins

I had a similar problem with the front under cowling in my '16. In my case, the holes had deformed or broken, Self tapping screws and fender washers solved the problem. I found Amazon to be a good source for push pins and sometimes they even include a removal tool.
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daveizdum
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Leaf Number: 331989
Location: Indiana

Re: Nissan LEAF Push Pins

I had a similar problem. When I bought a used 2015 Leaf, it had four missing push pins, or what Nissan calls clips. I found them here.

https://www.nissanpartsdeal.com/parts-l ... tting.html

They were considerably more expensive than the ones you linked. But I have a bag of 10, and that should last decades.
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Nubo
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Location: Vallejo, CA

Re: Nissan LEAF Push Pins

Yeah, push-clips seem like the work of the Devil, until you realize that any mechanic just has bags of 'em.
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

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