Plastic rivets (clips) - quickest delivery

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Hi

I know I can find em on ebay, but I need them quickly! Another user here seems to find them by this number - 6991X7, however mine look a bit different if you compare the pic I have below with this link
https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/items/?_nkw=6991X7...
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Any idea about a place from where they can be delivered quickest? Checked the local 'experts' but they don't have them.
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A Citroen dealership might be your best bet? If you haven't got a dealership nearby, try a body repair shop. Most of the clips are generic, its just a matter of finding out who actually makes them or matching them.
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I have been very happy with very quick deliveries for small items (like clips) from UK based eBay seller. Look at their dispatch time and delivery method.

The clips you linked to do not look like the ones you have attached a picture for. The clips in the ebay link look like the ones used to hold the plastic inner wing in place.

Not sure what the one in the picture is used for?

If you could identify its job/location on the car, it may be easier to find the correct part number :)
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Thank you, guys! @C3CAR - yes, as I indicated in my initial posts, the one I need (i.e. the one on the attached pic) looks different than the ones on the link I found from that other user. Funnily enough that user had posted the link to those rivets exactly in an inner wheel arch removal topic, which is exactly the purpose/location of the ones I need and exactly the location of that initially attached image of my broken rivet. Strange that C3CAR says that those from that other user look precisely for the inner arch, when the one on my pic is exactly from there, yet looks different. :)

This is the link to that post and he calls them 'Plactic wheel arch liner rivets'.

In the end of the day, do the rivets I buy HAVE to look exactly as the one I have on the pic? Guess not. Guess it should be ok if I buy the ones that user links to, even though they look different than the ones on my C3.
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soewhaty wrote:In the end of the day, do the rivets I buy HAVE to look exactly as the one I have on the pic? Guess not. Guess it should be ok if I buy the ones that user links to, even though they look different than the ones on my C3.
You may find the rivets on your car are not original citroen ones from the factory, or maybe they are upgraded clips that were fitted to later models and not shown on the diagrams.

Have you only removed one clip (in the photo)? You may find clips from the opposite side are different - which could indicate they have been changed on one side at some point..

It won't be a problem if they don't look the same, as long as they perform the same function - a nice tight hold of the inner wheel arch :)
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