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Hey guys,

I have 2 questions on things that are bothering me with my 16 Mazda 3.

1. I recently noticed the interior trim piece here on the passenger side has a dark spot in the center, as you can see, and I am not sure how? Any ideas on what the part is to change out, as it looks like a simple fix, hopefully or should the dealer deal with it?

2. I had the dealership replace a front bumper retainer for my passenger side, as it was not very flush and easily pulled off. Long story short, they told me the tab was broken on that side and they can't do anything other than a new bumper. Any tips on how to fix the tab, and do you think it will make a difference at all, to make it more flush?

Thanks so much!
 

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If the tab is broken then just get a new tab and replace the old one no?
Unless the piece on the bumper broke off then yeah that won’t work.
Got a picture of the broken part?
 

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Thanks guys for the feedback so far. I took the advice of soap/water and got rid of the majority of the oil stain ok.

The dealership told me the tab that is part of the bumper, is damaged. They mentioned some shops can epoxy it back together, but I am wondering if that is even worth it? Just don't want to make it worse, which I usually tend to do sometimes.

Thanks yall
 

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Yeah so I had that issue with the bumper before. It is apart of the bumper and its a small clip that's easily broken if when removing the bumper improperly. There isn't really a fix besides a new bumper but you could cut that clip off and make it flush. I had the same issue when I took my bumper off and damaged the clip and when I put it back it was sticking out a bit because the clip sheared and wouldn't slide back into the spot perfectly. I ended up cutting that clip off after a while and it sat flush then after but it was easier to remove. Then again if the clip is already broken it'd be easy to move.

I drove with it that way for a good year and a half or so before getting into an accident and getting a new bumper though

The clips look kinda like these, they are part of the bumper, so image one of those rings broken:
 

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