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Old 02-10-2019, 10:26 AM   #1
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2017 MBS missing wheel cover clip

My front wheel cover (hubcap) on my 2017 MBS 3500 Sprinter came off and one of the four retaining clips is gone. I can re-attach one if I can find a replacement clip. I prefer to not buy a whole new wheel cover. The clip is about three inches long, has four contact points and is secured with two rivets.
Any suggestions on how to buy a replacement clip?

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Old 02-10-2019, 11:30 AM   #2
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No idea where to buy the clip, but...

Many of us have secured the wheel covers using zip ties. The wheel covers do come off and, if you've got the metal valves, the wheel covers can rotate and damage the valve stems. I've used the stainless steel zip ties - almost invisible.

Anyway, just a thought.

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Old 02-10-2019, 11:33 AM   #3
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No idea where to buy the clip, but...

Many of us have secured the wheel covers using zip ties. The wheel covers do come off and, if you've got the metal valves, the wheel covers can rotate and damage the valve stems. I've used the stainless steel zip ties - almost invisible.

Anyway, just a thought.

Dave
I do the same with zip ties on the wheel covers. Just makes sense.
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Old 02-10-2019, 02:56 PM   #4
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No idea where to buy the clip, but...

Many of us have secured the wheel covers using zip ties. The wheel covers do come off and, if you've got the metal valves, the wheel covers can rotate and damage the valve stems. I've used the stainless steel zip ties - almost invisible.

Anyway, just a thought.

Dave
That's a great idea. You just saved me time and money. The zip ties will also stop my wheel cover rotation problem that I hadn't even asked about yet. Thank you so much!

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Old 02-10-2019, 06:14 PM   #5
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That's a great idea. You just saved me time and money. The zip ties will also stop my wheel cover rotation problem that I hadn't even asked about yet. Thank you so much!

Dennis
X3. I also slip a short piece of plastic tube over the metal valve stem just in case the cover should move.
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Old 02-10-2019, 06:40 PM   #6
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That's another really good tip. I'll take advantage of this. Thanks!
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Old 02-11-2019, 02:37 PM   #7
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Clips broke on my front left. When I had service done at MB dealer he advised they were not MB product, not warranty item, and expensive. It was simpler to remove the other cover and reveal the stock MB wheel. Front doesn't match the back tho.
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Old 04-23-2019, 09:37 AM   #8
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Clips broke on my front left. When I had service done at MB dealer he advised they were not MB product, not warranty item, and expensive. It was simpler to remove the other cover and reveal the stock MB wheel. Front doesn't match the back tho.
I did the same as I found the front wheel covers made squeaking noises while driving. They may not match the back wheels...but I'm not distracted by that.
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Clips broke on my front left. When I had service done at MB dealer he advised they were not MB product, not warranty item, and expensive. It was simpler to remove the other cover and reveal the stock MB wheel. Front doesn't match the back tho.
Clips are easily broken when reinstalling if the clips are positioned over the balance weights. I have re-riveted some of mine and secure the covers with wire ties.
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Old 04-24-2019, 08:37 AM   #10
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Wheel Covers

I lost one on the rear. I have since replaced the entire set with another brand. So, I have two front and one rear available. I was going to throw them out, but if anybody needs one, you can have it for the shipping costs.
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