I hadn't gotten around to posting here about this, but I just now remembered to go out and snap a few pics.
A few weeks ago, I was going to run a few errands one night. However, when I started to pull out of my parking spot, it sounded like something was scraping against the ground. So I put it in park, jump out of the car, and take a look at the bottom. What I saw was some plastic panel of some type, dragging along on the ground. (Picture here
So I pull back into a parking spot, and discover that this thing is only being held up by two screws. I didn't find any screws on the ground where my car had been either, which I thought was strange to say the least. Since there was no way it would be held up with just two screws, I removed it and threw it in my trunk (as you can see in picture #1). So...what exactly is this thing? And what would be the best way to find screws (plus washers, I suppose) of the correct size to put it back on?
There'* also some little strip of plastic near the front bumper that'* broken, that I have no idea what it is - pictured here
(ignore how dirty the car is :P).
One last question - as you can see in the second picture, I have no front license plate holder attached, and haven't since I bought the car in September. More accurately - I do have one, as you can see in my first picture (in my trunk), but two clips of some sort are broken off at the bottom - and I could see that these appear to be still attached at the front of the car. (Would it be possible or safe to just superglue these to the main part of the holder...?) I'm relatively sure that you're technically required to display plates at both the front and rear in Texas, so I'd like to be able to find another holder if I cannot revive the one I have. My question is, can I just buy that (whether from a junkyard, or the For Sale forum here, or whatever) and screw it in, or is it an actual part of the bumper or something...? If it'* just something I can obtain and screw in (which it appears to be, as far as I can tell) - I imagine the screws would come with it, depending on the source. Or alternately, if I use/"fix" the one I have, I only have one screw that was with it, so where would I find screws to use for the rest of the thing? Along the same lines, the rear license plate only has two screws holding it in place. (I actually just replaced that plate tonight, since I got new plates recently.) They appear to be the same size screw as the one that was still attached to the front holder.
Thanks, as always.