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Old 05-13-2010, 02:57 PM
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Angry Bumper Hitch Hole Plug

First off...why don't people have any common decency and respect for other people's property?!?! Someone stole the black plastic plug that fills in the hole in the rear bumper where you can mount a ball hitch. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!?!?!? So now I have a nice gaping hole back there. Anyone have any idea where I can get a replacement...aside from stealing it from someone else's bumper?

I've looked online and I guess bumper hitch hole plug isn't the technical term for it. But I don't know what else to call it. LMC Truck has the entire pad piece for the rear bumper but it's $45 and in the picture I can't tell if it even has the piece I need. I'll be damned if I'm spending $45 for that little piece of plastic anyway.

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People used to steal the center caps off my old flower pedals. I feel your pain. The best place to get one is heading to a junk yard. Can't imagine they'd charge more than a few dollars.
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You talking about the round hole in the bumper or the square plug that fits in the receiver?

I had a plug for the receiver that plugged into the trailer pig tail and was a 4th brake light ripped off in the Wally World parking lot about 10 years ago while in Florida visiting my parents and a chrome Bully step off of the receiver of my ex's Grand Cherokee right from my campsite while I was camping and trout fishing about 8 years ago. THAT ONE REALLY PISSED ME OFF because I had a hard shell topper on top and had that step on there to be able to get things out and put things in it!

Wasn't long after replacing that particular item that I invested in a couple of locking hitch pins I still use to this day!!!


Anyway, if it's the square hitch plug for a receiver, any auto parts store, a plain jane plastic one with the 2" square plug and the tube with the hole for the hitch pin is about $5.

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If it's the round hole on the bumper, Upperbound1.com has a rubber plug for that hole for $3.95 with free ground shipping...

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I can tell you mine came off one day when i stepped on the bumped to get into the bed. They are only held in place my three plastic tangs and nothing more. Maybe it was loose from you doing the same and the wind caught it?????

IDK but just trying to be positive about it.
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http://www.hitchplug.com/

http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?Make=Dod...=p3286.c0.m282

If this is the part you're talking about there's stuff out there for pretty cheap.

BTW, great looking white truck!!!!! lmao
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Check junk yards. I'm sure they'll have one off a wrecked one.
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BTW, great looking white truck!!!!! lmao
i thought it was silver
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I dunno weed...maybe. But it never seemed like was loose anything before.

It is the round plastic piece that fits in the bumper. I'll check around at some junk yards around here. Maybe I'll get lucky and find some other goodies while I'm there.

Hammer I saw some of those plugs like you mentioned. But I'm not sure if it would cover the entire area. I think the OEM plug has a lip that overlaps onto the main bumper pad.

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Sorry man, I guess I really couldn't tell one way or the other from the pic you have up. Now that you said something I notice it on the bed. My bad guys. lmao
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You talking about the round hole in the bumper or the square plug that fits in the receiver?

I had a plug for the receiver that plugged into the trailer pig tail and was a 4th brake light ripped off in the Wally World parking lot about 10 years ago while in Florida visiting my parents and a chrome Bully step off of the receiver of my ex's Grand Cherokee right from my campsite while I was camping and trout fishing about 8 years ago. THAT ONE REALLY PISSED ME OFF because I had a hard shell topper on top and had that step on there to be able to get things out and put things in it!

Wasn't long after replacing that particular item that I invested in a couple of locking hitch pins I still use to this day!!!


Anyway, if it's the square hitch plug for a receiver, any auto parts store, a plain jane plastic one with the 2" square plug and the tube with the hole for the hitch pin is about $5.

Click the image to open in full size.


If it's the round hole on the bumper, Upperbound1.com has a rubber plug for that hole for $3.95 with free ground shipping...

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Be careful. I bought one of these before and it was too small. It was a loose fit in the hole. I had to wrap it with tape and use some hot glue to keep it in place. I looked like crap, not the OEM finished look I was going for, and I suspect you are too. Get one from the Junkyard.
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