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OEM Linking PIN: Honda/Acura Weld-On Attachments

OEM Linking PIN: Honda/Acura Weld-On Attachments

You’ve been asking us if Honda/Acura allows weld-on pins, washers, and tabs on outer body panels. Through our I-CAR linking pin activity, we reached out to Honda/Acura for the answer. Let’s take a look at their response.

Per our contact at Honda/Acura “The use of weld-on pins, washers, and tabs for pulling is allowed up to 590 MPa steels. Currently our outer body panels are 340 and 270. In the future, the possibility exists for these panels to be made of higher strength steels. The body repair manual should always be referenced prior to using weld-on pulling equipment to determine strength of the panels. Corrosion protection must be addressed on both sides of the panel after repairs are made.”

Honda/Acura vehicle-specific body repair manuals can be found at: www.techinfo.honda.com

For additional Honda/Acura information, check out the following pages:
Honda OEM Information
Acura OEM Information