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Does anyone know what the small nylon piece that slides along in the locking mechanism to latch/unlatch the hatch door is called and where I can get a replacement? Looks like it used to have wide, flat head which has broken off, rendering it useless. See photos for reference.

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That's a plastic push pin that usually comes from the manufacturer as part of the assembly.  Whats the year, make, and model of the vehicle? I'm not sure if the dealer would sell it separately, you would need to look at the schematic, probably only as the complete unit. Might need to get the entire latch assembly. You could look through the Dorman hardware catalog and see if you can match something up that's close then search for the dorman part number: https://www.dormanproducts.com/flipbook/dorman/automotive-hardware/2006-Automotive-Hardware.pdf

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