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Old 14-01-2013   #1
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2009 Grande Punto, Part Help

Hi All,

Unfortunately 'er indoors has been involved in a little crash which has knackered the bumper, bonnet and passenger headlight.

I've now got said components, however when I went to fit the headlight, I noticed that there is another part which is broken. It's hard to explain exactly what it is, so I was hoping someone here was kind enough to shed some light.

Here's a diagram of the bumper assembly (hopefully correct)
http://fiatonline.com.ua/components/...234BE875A5.png

and the part I think it is, is labelled as A-12 on that diagram.

I've rang the nearest (I say nearest, it's 40 miles away) geniune fiat parts dealer who's given me a part number of 71751814 but we were both unsure over the phone if the description was right, and it's a bit too far for a trip just to look at it.

For reference, it's what the lower lug of the passenger headlight bolts into, as well as the horn and the top edge of the bumper also bolts down to this plastic part.

I've found one on eBay which was 15, http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FIAT-GRAND...item19d3fb18ce but it's not a geniune part - whereas the one at the dealer is 57 inc VAT.

So, what I'm asking is - what's the technical name for this part and is the number above the right part number ('cause I can't find much on google, or ePER) 57 inc VAT seems a little excessive for the part, but I'd rather a genuine part than one that isn't unless I can be convinced otherwise haha.

Thanks for your help, hope that made some form of sense!
Cheers,
Phil
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Re: 2009 Grande Punto, Part Help

It's a separate impact shock absorber. Normally makes up the top part of the 'Front Panel' on some cars, such as the mk3 Panda
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Re: 2009 Grande Punto, Part Help

Thanks, it seems everyone I speak to calls it something slightly different...

Managed to source one on eBay for 22 delivered. Hopefully when it arrives it should be fine!
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Re: 2009 Grande Punto, Part Help

I know vauxhall call it the "SUPPORT - CENTER"

Its basically the main bumper support at the front.
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Re: 2009 Grande Punto, Part Help

Cheers
The one from eBay for 22 was from a salvaged vehicle, not a blemish to it and fit like a glove. Chuffed with that one so thread can be closed now Mods
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so thread can be closed now Mods
Threads don't get closed incase someone needs to use it further on down the line.
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