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I have a ford fiesta hatch back 57 plate there used to be a little metal square just above my bumber its some sort of cover, it has either fallen off or has been stolen what is this little square called and what does it do do? do need to get another one, any idea how much they are. Tracy :)

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Hi tracy,do you mean the square plastic trim that covers the towing
eye socket ??
the other socket(s)on top of the bumper are for the headlight washers....when fitted.....
geoff
england

Posted on Sep 14, 2010

  • missmoo1979 Sep 14, 2010

    yeah I think it's the towing thing it covers a hole that looks like some thong can be screwed in to ?

  • geoff hunter Sep 14, 2010

    its plastic and you can pick one up in a ford dealership,but you will need to get it painted as they require special paint.cost about £2-3 plus paint.cheaper if you take it to "chips away"
    with the car so they can colour match......

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