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I am putting a USB power point on my GL1800 (2008). I'll be connecting to the existing cigarette type power point wiring already installed and then running across to the right side of the trike. To remove the left side (facing forward) glove box there are four plastic fasteners, one in each corner. Two of them have lost the little thingie*/pin in the center that you push to release the fastener.
What are they called, what size are they and where can I find replacements? Locally I hope.
* Hate to get technical but that's what I'm calling it. :lol:


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alwrmcusn wrote:I am putting a USB power point on my GL1800 (2008). I'll be connecting to the existing cigarette type power point wiring already installed and then running across to the right side of the trike. To remove the left side (facing forward) glove box there are four plastic fasteners, one in each corner. Two of them have lost the little thingie*/pin in the center that you push to release the fastener.
What are they called, what size are they and where can I find replacements? Locally I hope.
* Hate to get technical but that's what I'm calling it. :lol:
It depends. There are snap pins, and you can get them fairly cheap from Cyclemax:

http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/glove_b ... _pins/6349


Or there are the flush rivets with the pins in the center, also fairly cheap:

http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/flush_rivets/76/77079


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Thanks, I was hoping to find some locally...OReilly, Auto Zone etc. The bottom photo looks like the ones that I took out to remove the glove box. I'll pull one out to show at the counter locally and then fall back on CycleMax.
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If you find them at a local auto parts or hardware store let us know.
The OEM fasteners are readily available from the Honda dealer or mail order from Cyclemax as WA says.
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You might also try an Auto Body supply. Those things are commonly used in cars.
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My wife's Toyota uses some of these fasteners. Check some of the auto supply stores or your Toyota dealer.
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OReillys up the street had lots of them in different styles/sizes. The heads of the ones I picked up were a bit too large, but two of the corners had enough room to put them. I'll stop in at some of the other stores and check with them. The ones that Cyclemax offers would be preferable...they would fit exactly, however the price versus OReilly was about 2 to 1. I'll probably order a pack from Cyclemax to keep on hand.
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If you have a Lowes by you try them they have some types of these
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Just be careful - there are many different sizes of them - different diameters, different lengths, and different flange sizes, not to mention different colors.
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I found it was so much easier and less costly in time, travel and frustration to just use the OEM plastic pins.
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I think they are called "push/pull" fastners. Also, and you probably know this, be careful what you plug into a powerpoint plugged into the provided connection under the pocket. I think it is only 5A and good for carging a phone or a for use with a gps etc. I have read where some have fried a circuit when using something like an air compressor. I ran a cigerette connection straight off the battery and wired a 15A fuse into it and mounted it in the trunk in case I needed to use my slime compressor.
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The outlet(s) will be used only for a GPS and/or a GoPro.
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I needed some of those plastic pins too and got a package of I think 10 from Niehaus cycles in Litchfield il. You can get their catalog on line or Google their number and cal them. The girl behind the counter is every knowledgeable and they can send them to you. Can't remember how much they were but inexpensive and get several.


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