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Q: Plastic Clip/Plug on skirt needs repaired.

I noticed there is a gap on the rear skirt. When I look at the part that holds it together I noticed it is partially sticking out of place.
I cannot figure out how to push it back in. I don't want to break it if it's not already broken. But I have no clue if it is ok or not.

I'll post some pics of it. If anyone could explain how this part works and what I can do to repair it, I'd appreciate it.
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Pull the black pin (center of the black thingy) and it will make the outside of the black connector be able to collapse more. push the yellow panels together and push the black thing all the way in so it holds both halves tight, reinsert the center pin which will expand the black thing, holding everything together tighter.

I have pushed up from the bottom right in the center to help release the center pin too. Whatever works.
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If you find the pins are damaged they can be replaced. There are other places that sell them in lesser quantities for less money. A lot of times you can find them dirt cheap on Wish.com. But just to give you an idea, here's some from Ebay in assorted sizes. DCO

https://www.ebay.com/itm/350Pcs-Plas...6l5P:rk:2:pf:0
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