||02-18-2014 01:45 PM
Originally Posted by rt-texas
Go get you a basic black license plate frame at the auto parts. They also have the self tapping screws that are the same as with the bracket from the dealership.
Hold in place, check with level, mark two holes. Drill pilot hole and install.
Did mine Sunday. Didn't want the bracket either.
Here is a side view of the thickness. Note: install bolts and nuts in the bottom holes to stop vibration/rattle.http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/...pse136ab43.jpg
RT, I'll be picking mine up tomorrow, and the dealer told me that the dimples in the front bumper where they would drill to install their standard bracket are closer together than the holes for a standard license plate bracket. He said they're reluctant to drill in another spot because there are electronics of some kind behind the bumper, and I assume that refers to parking, adaptive cruise or pre-collision sensors.
So, I have a couple of questions for you. Is your vehicle equipped with any of those options? If so, did you run into anything when you drilled? It's better to be safe than sorry so I appreciated the dealer's concern, but I have a hard time believing that the designers of this vehicle wouldn't have anticipated that some people would prefer a standard license plate bracket to the one they provide with the vehicle.