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satellite
06-26-2012, 07:01 PM
I went over a speed bump the other day very easily 5mph or less and heard a "crack!"...thought maybe it was just the seat locking into place as it does sometimes, but when I looked under my driver seat I found this. Half of it was behind the tire sealant kit and half of it was wedged between the center console on the seat. Any ideas on what the part is? I took a flashlight under the seat for a while and couldn't find anything... I did notice that the tire sealant kit has an open hole all the way through it, is there some sort of bar or screw that is supposed to go through there to stabilize it?

It may be on ALL Fiat 500s, but I figure I should start here as the Abarth does have slightly different seats...


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http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af249/satellitesrt/photobucket-24265-1340748404817.jpg
http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af249/satellitesrt/photobucket-16622-1340748402513.jpg

Abarth Five O
06-26-2012, 09:51 PM
It looks like some kind of clip to secure a part or material under the seat. If you look under the seat, you might find more?

satellite
06-27-2012, 02:01 AM
It looks like some kind of clip to secure a part or material under the seat. If you look under the seat, you might find more?

Yeah, doesn't look to be super important, but I will keep looking. Nothing seems loose or odd in the seat yet.

Fiat500USA
06-27-2012, 10:36 AM
I wonder if that was some leftover plastic piece that was caught under the seat track, maybe when the seat was moved forward at sometime? Looks like some kind of push in fastener.

satellite
07-18-2012, 01:37 PM
Just an update. Tech said he couldn't find where it went, so we are chalking it up to piece left by manufacturing for the time being.

FiaTED
07-18-2012, 05:05 PM
Flux Capacitor venturi inlet

stevenvillatoro
07-18-2012, 05:58 PM
It seems like it was designed to function as a grommet. It looks like the piece (likely rubbery for abrasion-protective qualities) would be press-fit snugly into an opening, and with a pass-through hole that could allow cables or wiring to be fed through it.