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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-10-2019, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Front Plate Bracket

I live in a state with no front plate requirement. However I purchased the vehicle from a state that had a front plate requirement. I really don't like the look of the plate bracket, as it is large, bulky and takes away from the lines of the front lower vent.

1) How do I remove this bracket?
2) How big or bad are the holes in the bumper going to look?
3) anyway to fill in these holes?
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if it was dealer installed...
most likely its held in by rivets.


1)drill out the rivets.
2)depending on the color of vehicle- theyll stand out more.

3)some folks found little caps to plug into the holes.


there was a thread for the gen 1s a while back

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Thanks - so it doesn't sound like there is a way to remove it without destroying the rivets. Thus if the holes are too big there I would be unable to get the bracket back on to cover the holes....hmmm......
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Front plate bracket is a dealer install using the included self tapping bolts into the rubber bumper cover. If for som,e reason they used rivets, you'll have to drill out the boss on the rivet and push the center through.


Can cover the approx. 3/16" holes with a narrow piece of self adhesive side trim molding. What I did on out of State purchase where I removed the bracket was to paint the heads of plastic push pins with ferrels (like the ones used on GM trim) and push into the holes. You luck out with a Redline or black bumper because no painting is required.
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If somebody does this, please post a picture so I can see where the holes are. I'm moving from IL to IN next year and the front plate will be GONE!
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If somebody does this, please post a picture so I can see where the holes are. I'm moving from IL to IN next year and the front plate will be GONE!

Remove the front license plate and on the bracket underneath you'll see the bolt or rivet heads and know where they attach to the bumber.

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Remove the front license plate and on the bracket underneath you'll see the bolt or rivet heads and know where they attach to the bumber.
I know, but I just don't want to take it all off. No hurry so waiting for a picture.
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Same boat, don't want to remove it until I see photos or evidence of whats left behind.
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