Front license plate bracket screws

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  1. Lou Bowski

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    Hi all,

    I bought a used 2011 Prius that came without plates, originally from a state that doesn't require front plates. I ordered a bracket for mounting the front plate but it didn't come with screws.

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    What size/type of screws do I need for mounting the front license plate bracket?

    Thanks!
     
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    Stop in at a Toyota dealer and ask the parts department and detailers. The former is responsible for the correct parts and the latter installs them on all new and used cars.

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    The bracket itself is held on by screws that just go through the plastic bumper cover. You can get a screw set from any generic auto parts store. There is nothing special about the screws.

    This is my mounting job with a generic bracket. The screws that hold the plate onto the bracket have plastic washers behind them to keep them from rubbing against the bumper cover.

     
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    If you've got the stick North American plate holder, there's two fasteners types with stock bracket.

    What holds the license plate frame to the bumper is a pair of coarse thread screws with 10mm hex head. It screws in like a sheet metal screw, directly into the front bumper plastic. At the corner/underside of the bumper is a similar screw, albeit a bit longer. Here's a couple of pics of both, license plate frame is on the right, with maybe 1/2" threaded length:

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    Holding the license plate to the frame is a pair of fine thread domed head screws. This screw is roughly 9/16" overall length. For comparison: the rear license plate has the same style of fastener, albeit (again) a bit longer. They appear to be stainless steel. Here's a pic of both:

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    First time I've had that off, lol.
     
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    Thank you for the awesome replies.
     
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