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Nissan LEAF Push Pins

Posted: Sat May 21, 2022 8:38 am
by SageBrush
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:
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.

Re: Nissan LEAF Push Pins

Posted: Sat May 21, 2022 9:13 am
by johnlocke
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.

Re: Nissan LEAF Push Pins

Posted: Tue May 24, 2022 6:28 am
by daveizdum
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. ... tting.html

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

Re: Nissan LEAF Push Pins

Posted: Tue May 24, 2022 8:39 am
by Nubo
Yeah, push-clips seem like the work of the Devil, until you realize that any mechanic just has bags of 'em.