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Why do some front ends have two holes and some with one. Mine only has one hole.
 

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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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