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Both holes are always in the steel bumper, but only one is exposed in the plastic covering depending on whether it's sold in a right or left hand drive country. Some people cut out the plastic to expose the other hole for bumper spikes, two tow hooks, or other accessories.
 

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Really feeling lost without that 4th hole?

Local smart Center would be happy to oblige, probably a one hour $120 minimum? ;)
 

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Car should be cheaper, no tow bolt under carpet... No threaded bosses in crash element...
What a bargain...
 

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I say keep the tow holes......VERY useful....especially having the car towed from Gatlinburg to Knoxville to repair a failed crankshaft position sensor last month.:)
 

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And make sure ...

if your car gets towed, they put that little plastic cap back on to keep the receiver end of the tow hook out of the weather; on current models, it's actually fairly elaborate (has the smart logo underneath and some tabs to hold it on); we had our '14 cabrio towed recently and the tow truck guy at least put it in one of the cubbies on the dash so I could put it back on myself.
 

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welll we have crashed car years ago and lost the plastic cover....and now. well I hide test tube with scent for my dog to seek in it...Gues what? I cant get it out! What to do?
 

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welll we have crashed car years ago and lost the plastic cover....and now. well I hide test tube with scent for my dog to seek in it...Gues what? I cant get it out! What to do?
Leave it there or take front end apart.(If it's a glass test tube, hit it with a hammer and touch up the scratches and wait for the smell to go away.):D Chumly
 

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It's plastic...I was super smart for hide the tube in for my dog to seek a substance...And well can't get it out. If it does no harm to the car I'll just leave it there to ride along. And buy a magnetic stickers for hiding scent in future!
 

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If it is plastic, try using some hot melt glue on it and stick a piece of string or wire to it, let it cool and then maybe it can be pulled out. (??)
 

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I have a 450 I picked up. 2006. Bought some spikes and was good until I tried the driver front one. Hole in plastic and foam was drilled, but the hole in the bumper is not threaded. Anyone else run into this issue? What the easiest way to get to the backside. Figure I’ll drill and tap the spike and come at it from the other end with a bolt.
 

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My 453 has gone thru two front tow hook covers . I decided to make my own out of some dense foam and a aluminum mesh . It looks good and isn’t expensive. I will not buy another factory plug cover for $20 !!! Get out of here .
 
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