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License Plate Screws

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Robert Smith, May 4, 2010.

  1. May 4, 2010 at 7:31 PM
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    Robert Smith

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    Does anyone know the size of the license plate screws on our trucks.The screws won't tighten and I'm afraid I will loose my plate. Do I need to go with a bigger diameter screw and would the dealer have them? Sorry for such a trival question. Thanks,
     
  2. May 4, 2010 at 8:21 PM
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    eight3one_offroad

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    I would go to your local hardware store bring in one of the screws and have them get you a new one, it should fit. I'm guessing a bad thread on the screw?
     
  3. May 4, 2010 at 8:23 PM
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  4. May 4, 2010 at 8:29 PM
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    They screw into plastic, IIRC, so the problem is likely that the plastic hole is worn out. Go up a size in screws and get something self-tapping. Just screw it in place and you'll be good to go.
     
  5. May 5, 2010 at 3:04 AM
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    ^^ X2. And be careful tightening--just snug it up. The plastic strips very easily
     
  6. Jul 13, 2011 at 1:46 AM
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    The dealer installed 1/4" x 1" lag screws on mine.
     
  7. Jul 18, 2011 at 3:11 PM
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    My front bumper has never had a front plate on it and I got my plates today. what should I use to mount the front one?
     
  8. Jul 18, 2011 at 3:20 PM
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    Same thing happened to me when I was trying to add a plastic cover to my front plate. I went into the Toyota dealer, and they gave me a bag of 6 larger screws (black even). They were a little longer, so it worked out well.
     
  9. Jul 18, 2011 at 3:48 PM
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  10. Jul 18, 2011 at 3:54 PM
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    Sorry. I know it's probably a stupid question, I just don't want to f things up and screw up the bumper and have the dang thing falling off all the time.
     
  11. Jul 18, 2011 at 3:59 PM
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