Everybody hates paying the high prices dealers charge for the special screws, fasteners, and clips that inevitably get lost or broken when working on the car. Below you will find some alternatives that are reasonably priced and can be ordered in small quantities without paying absurd shipping costs.
NOTE - Please review my rating system for these items. This is a "work in progress" and as I find new or better products I'll add them to this collection.
- As close as you can get to OEM for fit, finish, and durability. May be a different color if the fastener is hidden, but not if visible.
- Good replacement, installs easily and holds well but may not be an exact color match or may be a little finicky to use compared to OEM.
- An under par replacement part. It works but don't expect OEM durability. Plastic clips are likely to break after a couple uses.
Bag of 5. OK, so they're yellow. But they fit perfectly and cost a lot less than the OEM fasteners. For just slightly more than the dealer charges for one snap we give you a bag of 5...
Bag of 6. These work well but are a slightly darker color than the OEM fastener and have a light seam line across the top...
Bag of 6. These are used to secure the interior carpet to the body and to attach the underside of the console cover to the transmission tunnel. Also, they are used to hold the front end of the kick panels, and on..
Bag of 6. These are "cheapies" of the same style as the OEM fastener and are good for a couple uses before they break. But at least they are better than the ones I got from ebay, some of which broke on the first i..
Bag of 5. Tighter-fitting than either our yellow or the OEM door panel snaps, these also have a foam gasket between the snap and the door for additional vibration protection. I rated these 2 stars because of the ..
Genuine Honda® - This is one of the three push-in fasteners that hold the top edge of the spare tire cover. They have a handy little "finger ring" that make them easy to remove and they last just ..
Bag of 5. These are used to secure the front spash pan to the botton of the bumper and around the engine (I counted 17 of them on my car). While these are not the OEM bolts they are a great match with a 10mm head..
Bag of 3, each with an attached extra-large 24mm washer in case your splash pan holes have become torn or enlarged. These are the same as our standard splash-shield bolts except for the larger washer, including the rus..
Bag of 2. These are used to secure the rear of the fender liner to the edge of the fender. Special 5mm sheet-metal screw with captive washer and rust-resistant coating like the OEM fasteners. Dealers want o..
Bag of 5. These are used in various places in the interior, such as the visible screws holding the radio console side panels on AP1 cars as well as many hidden locations to fasten interior panels behind the seats. ..
Bag of 5. There are 9 of these rivets to secure the plastic splash pan under the engine. These replacement clips are decent quality, certainly better than other clips I've seen advertised on auction sites (see my..