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    Year : 2002

    Exclamation Something is hanging off the bottom of my car

    Can anyone tell me what this is that rusted off the bottom of the rear of the car?



    Can I get away with removing it and not replacing it? If not does anyone have a part number?

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    Vehicle : Facelift Insignia/Corsa D

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    It's an exhaust heatshield. If you can undo the nut that used to hold it in place stick it back up with a large repair washer

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    I've done that with every VX I have ever owned
    Undo the screws holding the heatshield sections in place, insert a large washer, and refit the original screw

    Other manufacturers use washers...

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    awesome - outside of the box thinking - cheers guys

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    I usually just pull the heat shield off lol, saves it happening again pmsl

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    Reigniting an old thread here but the same has happened to me but the bolt snapped. Suggestions?

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    Use self tapper or pop rivet with suitable washer.

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    I had the same problem on mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickydoos View Post
    Reigniting an old thread here but the same has happened to me but the bolt snapped. Suggestions?
    do with out the shield altogether

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