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Cheap Floor Mat Retainer Fix

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by tacoman355, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. Sep 29, 2011 at 11:49 AM
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    tacoman355

    tacoman355 [OP] WORD!?!

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    I have a floor mat retainer hook in the driver side floor that holds the floor mats in place. I pulled my floor mats out one day and the grommet that holds the small hook that is found under the carpet broke. I'm sure I'm not the only one who this has happened to them and I searched and couldn't find the part to replace it or any way to fix it so me and matt "bandit" figured out a cheap easy way to do it. We got two washers that were a tight fit at the bottom of the hook, that way it won't just slip out of the hook. We then put one of the washers on the hook and pushed it through the carpet. I pulled the scuff plate up so I could get under the carpet in order to place this washer on to the hook so you have two washers on the hook holding the carpet in between. Put the scuff plate back on and you'll have this.
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    This allows the hook to swivel the way it should. No one wants this ugly washer showing so I found the best thing I could to cover it up.....
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    ......weathertechs. now your done and your floor mat retainer holds the mats in place like they're supposed to.
     
  2. Sep 29, 2011 at 12:20 PM
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    TreyTRD

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    Toyota sells replacement ones, I believe they're just a couple dollars, thats a neat idea to fix it yourself though.
     
  3. Sep 29, 2011 at 12:48 PM
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    tacoman355

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    I think it works just as well if not better. Pretty easy also
     
  4. Sep 29, 2011 at 1:33 PM
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    TreyTRD

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    Yeah I'm sure that metal is stronger cause the replacement one they sell is plastic.
     
  5. Sep 29, 2011 at 1:43 PM
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    OffroadToy

    OffroadToy This ain't Dodge City, and you ain't Bill Hickok

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    good fix...thanks for sharing!
     
  6. Oct 14, 2012 at 2:23 AM
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    BUZZCUT

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    I had a broken one and my dealer parts dept gave me two for free.
     
  7. Nov 4, 2016 at 10:18 AM
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    AR15xAR10

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    Can't see the pictures but 3/4 of my retainers are broken and i'd like to fix it
     
  8. Nov 4, 2016 at 10:36 AM
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    tomwil

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    Why I absolutely hate PhotoBucket and other image service sites. Why not use TW attachments/galleries?

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