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Hi, all. I am new here. And I am Japanese. Sorry if my English is poor.

I have a Japanese 2001 Escape. (Right-hand Drive)
I purchased AVS Bug Deflector on eBay.
Seller said No drill install.
And According to manual, Just use push pin retainer.
However Hole of Bug Deflector doesn't much my Escape.
Here is some pic


Do I need to Drill?
or Is Hood shape of JPN Escape may different form US Escape?
Here is JPN Escape Hood pic.


How do I install this?
Anybody,please tell me.

Here is detail of Bug Deflector I purchased.

AVS Bugflector II
for a 2001-2007 Ford Escape, 2005-2007 Ford Escape Hybrid, or a 2005-2007 Mercury Mariner.
Product number 24320.
http://www.ventshade.com/PartDetail.aspx?partno=24320
 

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Welcome. Your English is very good.

From your pics, it does appear that your hood may be different than US models. I don't really see any pics of the shield on with the hood closed. Besides the holes, does it fit/look right? If so, I would just mark and drill new holes. Just make sure to stop when you make it through the underside metal. Use touch-up paint or clear silicone on the holes to prevent corrosion.

I just drilled mine on. I could see a (slight) concern with yours, because those plastic push pins require larger holes than typical sheet metal screws. Just take your time, and mark every hole prior to drilling. Make sure you can close/latch your hood before you drill.
 

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Your English if great! Much better than mine!

Hood of Japanese Escape is probably different. Just as you thought.

I would drill a hole and use a plastic screw, but not tightly. The bug deflector needs a little space to flex, or it might break. Put a little silicon caulk, I assume you know and have this available there, in the hole before screwing it down. That should prevent any rusting in the hole.
 

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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Thank you very much for your kind reply.

I understand. I try to drill it. Thanks for your useful tips.
use touch up paint to prevent corrosion.
needs a little space to flex.
I remember this.

When the installation goes well, I will take the picture and post it.
Thank you.

hideeer.
 
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