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Tow hook cap

Hi all,

My tow hook cap on the front bumper is suddenly missing on my 2017 Mazda 6 GT! (see attached screen shot for exact location--it's the round circle thing on the bumper.) Either it fell off, or someone took it off.

My 2 questions:
1) Has anyone replaced these before? Would a 2016 cap work on a 2017?
2) What is the best way to replace this part with the factory color (dealer, paint & body shop)? Any advice would be appreciated.

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One thing I know is that the cap (or at least the location and I think the shape) is different on the GT versus the Touring and Sport which are the same. The Touring with Tech package may not fit this comment... it may be same as the GT? I think '16 and '17 and '17.5 are the same.
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Oh, and BTW, that is not intended to be used as a tow hook. It is in place for securing the car, shipboard, on shipment from Hiroshima. The workshop manual expressly says this and indicates it's not to be used.
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I've got a spare one laying around for when I want to do photo shoots and pull the front plate off.

Get a spare at your local dealer in the factory paint color - they're like $10.
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Thanks all! I will contact the dealer.

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Quick update: the dealer needed the last 8 numbers of my VIN to match the paint color. They ordered one for me (it will get here in 1 week) and the total cost was $24. No big deal at all, thanks everyone for the help!

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