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i have searched and read all the posts about loose belly pans but no where does anyone say whether or not they used any fasteners other than the factory ones. surely there must be something out there that will work and be a whole lot less then the MB ones. mine is so loose a mama racoon could crawl up there and raise a family
 

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There should be molded in clips for the front, and I had to make up a couple of brackets on the front corners when I got a little too close to a snow bank that was mostly ice. Still I doubt a raccoon could get in there.

where is it loose? front or back? I usually hit the hardware store and get some repair brackets to do what I need. they come in different sizes and lengths.
 

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the pan is loose down both sides....i'd guess maybe 3 to 5 holes on each side (didn't count them). seems as tho it is secure in the front and at the rear middle
 

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Sorry I can't crawl under and take a look. You are talking the pan that goes under the whole car and not the side skirts right? I know thre are slots that the side skirts push in to secure the bottom edges
 

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yeh it's the pan. self tapping bolts ......from plastic pan to whatever it is the hole is in (i think it is plastic too). the hole in each is probably a 3/8 or 1/2 inch size so that would make a pretty big bolt
 

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thanks for the idea but my pan is perfect just need some fasteners and too heap to pay whatever MB wants for a dozen of them or so....nothing is cheap at a dealership. I'll figure ut some aftermarket fasteners and let everyone know
 

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The molded pieces that receive the side screws are a little delicate. Replacements are available from the dealer. They aren't expensive.
 

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rather than use the factory yellow funny looking fasteners i found a bracket on each side about midway that has a nut welded to the top side of the bracket so i just dug up 2 metric bolts, put a washer on them and screwed it in....the pan is nice and snug now and probably alot easier to drop the pan when the need arises. the bracket is about 4 to 6 inches in front of the rear wheel. just pull the pan down a little and run your hand along until you feel the bracket then feel on top of it for the nut.
 

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I got these clips for mine If I have any additional issues I will use "L" brackets next time.

 
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