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Old 05-17-2018, 03:17 PM
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Removing Rear Licence Plate


2003 Acura TL

Trying to take off rear plate. 2 rusty screws on top just keep on turning - no screws on bottom of plate. Original faded frame from dealer from 2003, so those plates have been on for awhile.
Must be washer somewhere in back, but I can't figure out where the hell they are.
Any ideas besides taking the bumper off?
I can probably just pop the plate off with a pry bar - the screws are very worn - and get some larger self tapping stainless steel screws.

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if you can get some small vise grips on the heads and drill them out(just the screw heads), there are plastic thread inserts that can be replaced. I don't think the bumper needs to come off.
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Thanks, Iggy
I've got an oscillating saw that I can use to remove the heads quickly.
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