Patent Number: 8,584,325

Title: Structure for fastening clip to trim board, clip, and clip fastening method

Abstract: A structure for fastening to a trim board a clip that has projection for fastening to a clip fitting seat of the trim board and a second projection for fastening to a vehicle body-side member. The first projection has an engagement portion and the clip fitting seat has multiple latch lugs used to position the clip. A distance between the latch lugs is enlargeable as the engagement portion is engaged therewith. The first projection has at least two types of engagement portions that differ in diameter at locations that are separated in a fastening direction. Thus, the clip is fastened to the clip fitting seat in at least two stages, including one state in which the clip is fastened to the clip fitting seat at low fastening load, and a fastened state that is achieved by fastening the clip to the clip fitting seat at high fastening load.

Inventors: Onuma; Kenji (Toyota, JP)

Assignee: Toyoda Iron Works Co., Ltd.

International Classification: B60R 13/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/19/12018