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It seems like one of the green plastic attachment clips broke between the weatherstrip and the underside of the door (see attached) on my '08. Are the green clips available anywhere or any other advice? I have a very droopy weatherstip and some wind noise. Thanks

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I found suitable clips at a local Canadian Tire store. They needed to be shaped to fit a little but worked. My issue was the torn holes in the rubber itself. This I addressed by simply tying the rubber to the clip and has been working for 3 years! Good old string.
 

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@Barry_G if you need to replace those & want to buy new, I'd recommend contacting Jackie, @SubaruGirl here on the forum. She's a parts wiz! Her direct number at Annapolis Subaru is (866) 509-3019.

Tell her you're a forum member, as she gives forum members a discount!

Bobby...

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Little late to the party but these are available and rather cheap. Driver's side? They are different from one side to the next which I found a little odd.

LH Lower Molding Clip - 909120028 - $.58/ea

Shipping - We do First Class Mail for these which is $4 anywhere in the US48.
 

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Hello!

I received an e-mail from a customer in regards to ordering these clips, I have sent several responses but they keep bouncing back to me. First I get a notification that there has been a delay and then later I get a message saying the message could not be delivered within the time limit. Send me a PM here and I will keep an eye out for it!


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Had the same issue on my 2002 Forester during an extended snowy cold snap starting last month. Three of the 4 door’s weather seals decided to stick and tear off after freezing to the frame. The driver side passenger door was the worst- 9 torn spots where the clips held tight but ripped through the rubber. Driver’s door had 6 rips and the front passenger had 5.

On a whim, I decided to try a McGyver fix. Pulled out the clips using a curved needle-nosed plier. All but one of the clips came out intact, and I was surprised to see different colors on the clips depending on which door they were on. But, they all looked similar.

To fix, the solution was to make the top of the clip, the portion which fits through the hole in the weatherstripping and extends beyond the opening, longer than the tear.

Surprisingly, this approach worked. Will it hold longer than a week? Time will tell, but I was thrilled it actually worked in practice as it did in theory.

Easy, no-cost (if you have a glue gun and wire) fix. Cut a length of 20 guage stainless wire (or equivalent) that is a few cm longer than the length of the tear in the weatherstripping. Run a thin bead of hot melt glue along the top of the clip that was removed. Press the wire piece on the glue bead and run another bead of hot melt on top of the wire to bond to the bottom bead and cover the wire. You now have a function clip that you can pop into the weatherstrip and seat inside the tear. Once all the jury rigged clips are nestled back into the weatherstripping, pop the clip back into the holes in the dorr frame.

Easy peasy. And yikes, it seems to work. So far, so goooood.
 
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