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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 5:42 pm 
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I KNOW the Technique to remove these little buggers without DESTROYING Them is on here.....Somewhere......Can anyone Help ??......


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:06 pm 
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pull the center out then remove the outer napa sells them

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:18 pm 
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PUSH THE CENTER OF THE PUSH-PIN IN,THEN REMOVE ENTIRE P/P BY LIFTING/PRYING UP ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE P/P,TO RE-INSTALL P/P ,PUSH CENTER OF P/P BACK THRU OUTSIDE,INSIDE WILL BE HIGHER THAN OUTSIDE,PUT IN HOLE,PUSH CENTER DOWN UNTIL FLUSH WITH OUTSIDE.DO NOT PUSH CENTER COMPLETLY THRU,JUST MAYBE 1/8 OF AN INCH OR SO....YOU WILL FEEL A SLIGHT CLICK WHEN IT LOCKS IN/OUT OF PLACE. :-P

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:26 pm 
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PUSH THE CENTER OF THE PUSH-PIN IN ... JUST MAYBE 1/8 OF AN INCH OR SO....YOU WILL FEEL A SLIGHT CLICK WHEN IT LOCKS IN/OUT OF PLACE. :-P

that is how I do it.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:05 am 
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If they break then they are available as NIB SGP from any dealer for $1.00 per. Some people buy them cheaper as aftermarket in bags of 50+.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:15 am 
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Buy them?? pfft!!!
Stick a handfull of them in your pocket next time you're in the scrapyard...same with fuses, bulbs, screws, bolts etc.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:24 am 
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G10 wrote:
Buy them?? pfft!!!
Stick a handfull of them in your pocket next time you're in the scrapyard...same with fuses, bulbs, screws, bolts etc.

thats usually what i do-some fuses are $7$ EACH,alot of these little parts get crushed anyways,lady at local yard saves them by the coffee can,$5/can,cant beat that price!!!

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2"exhaust,no cats/resonator
3 tech 6*gear
3 tech turbo grind cam
3 tech cylinder head/w/port,polish,blend,oversized s/s valves
gti brake swap
89 white gti twincam....need I say more?
92 metro aka ''blue lump of coal''
92 white metro lsi vert
91 blue chevy sprint (gas sipper)


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:47 pm 
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I wish my brother-in-law could've seen this thread years ago before he gutted my mk5 hatch(was his at the time).

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 10:25 pm 
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Anybody know where I can buy these pins online, ive been looking without success.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 10:52 pm 
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Ive found the part number but cant find a supplier.

Suzuki part no. 09409073085PK Black

Ref: AP0600P

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 11:24 pm 
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how about junkyard? you can get it for free...

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 1:01 am 
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dont get them in junkyards in my country, theyre pretty scarce here.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 1:03 am 
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well i have some fresh push pins... yes new one from a few years ago... i think 10 of them...

they is 100% belong to you now... but you just have to pay the shipping fee... just pm me...

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:11 pm 
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I can't beleive there is even a thread about this :?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:00 pm 
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LOL, u wudnt believe what a pain those little buggers can be. A guy working on my car broke a few of them now i have some loose panels.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:03 pm 
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I too would like a good source to get GREY ones. (I don't like painting the black ones they never stay painted)

Junkyard is great but I hardly ever find USABLE pins. a few here and there but usually they are degrades or broken to unusable once you pull them out.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:35 pm 
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A good samaritan on this forum gave me a set for free !!

Thank god for teamswift.net

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:55 pm 
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nerys wrote:
I too would like a good source to get GREY ones. (I don't like painting the black ones they never stay painted)

Junkyard is great but I hardly ever find USABLE pins. a few here and there but usually they are degrades or broken to unusable once you pull them out.



You close to Hazelton? there is a marvelous place out there called harrys i rape the metros out there for gray ones. i have about a hunderd or so let me know i can ship them to you

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:26 pm 
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New push pins:
nerys wrote:
I too would like a good source to get GREY ones. (I don't like painting the black ones they never stay painted)
Junkyard is great but I hardly ever find USABLE pins. a few here and there but usually they are degrades or broken to unusable once you pull them out.

Are you talking about these?
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If so, check swifterthanu's post above for the source.
Hope this helps.
Hard to imagine you can't find them after getting both a Suzuki and a GM part number, but kindly post your results.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:29 am 
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Hope this helps

http://www.bresco.com/acatalog/Suzuki.html

It's not cheap but they do have those clips. And alot of other hard to find stuff. I got some of the grey ones from there and i reckon the quality is a little better then the original ones fitted to the car.
They seem to hold a little stronger. Maybe thay are a fraction bigger? Or maybe its just my imagination :oops:

Anyway hope it helps.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:27 pm 
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Ouch $15 for 12 plus postage !! probable be close to $30 for 12 of them.

Ouch


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:45 pm 
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[quote="nerys"]Ouch $15 for 12 plus postage !! probable be close to $30 for 12 of them.

Ouch[/quote]

I know! But hey, thought i'd share.

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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 7:19 pm 
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I bought some of those from Bresco recently. They come in two colors, black and light grey. Of course, the verts have medium grey. So, I am on the hunt for the medium grey ones in junk yards now. That color seems to be specific for the vert only and obviously, verts are very hard to find in junk yards. It's no fun going to all these junk yards in nearly 100 degree heat here in the Phoenix desert. This will probably be my last weekend doing it.


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