Plastic Piece that covers hitch assembly?
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    Plastic Piece that covers hitch assembly?

    You know the piece that fits into the rear bumper that you attach with those two plastic scews.....Anyone know the part #, have an extra, know how much this little black piece of plastic should cost for an 08 RRS?

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    Re: Plastic Piece that covers hitch assembly?

    It's about $30 from parts.com, part #9 in the diagram. Although they don't list 2008s, I believe the cover is the same as in 06/07s (you can ask them to make sure before you order.) You may also need the two thumbscrews / retainers, I don't think they are included with the cover.

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    Re: Plastic Piece that covers hitch assembly?

    Quote Originally Posted by umbertob
    You may also need the two thumbscrews / retainers, I don't think they are included with the cover.
    Luckily they're only $17 each.
    Why does LR use such flimsy clips? I was taking that piece on and off for the backup cam install and every time it sounded like they were breaking.

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    Re: Plastic Piece that covers hitch assembly?

    I broke mine ages ago (both of them on the front and one of the two on the rear cover), I think it only took two tries before they snapped. I don't even bother putting the covers on anymore, I leave the D-shackle hanging from the rear tow hook. I'll secure the covers with some spit just minutes before I trade my car in for a 2010/2011 and hope the dealer doesn't notice.

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    Re: Plastic Piece that covers hitch assembly?

    good to know...dealer wants $49.95 for the thing....

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    Re: Plastic Piece that covers hitch assembly?

    I can buy a complete Body Shell from parts.com for $4558.21? really? I know I'd be saving $89.38! since the dealer only wants $4468.83? Sounds like a bargain to me. Could I trade it in and get 5 Grand in the "Clunkers" program and making $400 bucks?

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    Re: Plastic Piece that covers hitch assembly?

    haha, no... You'd need 1 yr ownership before the bailout, err, clunkers, program would apply. Would be funny to try though...

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    Re: Plastic Piece that covers hitch assembly?

    I am looking for a Tow bracket cover screws/clips. Broke one while messing with it earlier today...

    The screw/clip for part number 9 in this diagram

    http://www.parts.com/oemcatalog/index.c ... atalogid=0

    Where can I order them online?
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    Re: Plastic Piece that covers hitch assembly?

    Pick up the phone and call your dealer. Or go to the usual sponsors: roverparts.com or roverconnection.com These are common parts, they will know what you need.

    I bought some recently for about $.50 from my dealer. I suggest that you buy some spares as they break easily. Poor design.
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    Re: Plastic Piece that covers hitch assembly?

    The dealer next to me charges $2.54 per clip... I am going to pick them up today, but that seems high!
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    Re: Plastic Piece that covers hitch assembly?

    Quote Originally Posted by b_arra
    The dealer next to me charges $2.54 per clip... I am going to pick them up today, but that seems high!
    Funny quote of the day:

    Buying a $60K vehicle...no problem
    Paying $2.54 per clip - PROBLEM!!
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