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Thread: Saggy Plate Syndrome

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    DMC Midwest - 815.459.6439 DMCMW Dave's Avatar
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    I've never seen nor heard of any covering over the rear plate, glass or plastic. I agree with the shenanigans comment.

    My favorite way to keep the plate from moving around is to stick some foam weatherstripping tape (hardware store stuff, usually about 3/16" thick) to the back of the plate. This will keep it from sliding around.

    There are supposed to be three clips on the back, but the bottom one is often gone and the others tend to have the screws freeze up anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sdg3205 View Post
    If it makes you feel any better, I use duct tape back there too, eric!
    Nice. Whatever works


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    Quote Originally Posted by content22207_2 View Post
    Trivia: license plate holder is the only ERM part on the car

    Bill Robertson
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    What is ERM?

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    One of those purists you keep hearing about. sdg3205's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by BladeBronson View Post
    What is ERM?
    JZD's elastic recevoir moulding.

    Also, ERM is also used in the fake grill s behind the doors IIRC
    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by content22207_2 View Post
    Replace the bottom plastic clip with a bolt and let the license plate rest on the shank, held in place with the head:

    Attachment 44128 Attachment 44129 Attachment 44130

    Bill Robertson
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    I know I'm quoting a post from 2016 here, but I love this suggestion. Great stuff!

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    There was a recent Facebook post where someone discovered near-perfect metal retaining clips that will fit just fine. They're apart of a picture hanging kit, and work just fine without ever having to worry about breaking them.
    Robert

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    Just velcro the plate to the fascia and place the bezel on top of that

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMCVegas View Post
    There was a recent Facebook post where someone discovered near-perfect metal retaining clips that will fit just fine. They're apart of a picture hanging kit, and work just fine without ever having to worry about breaking them.
    I saw that too. I was liking that approach too.

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    New replacements from DMCH don't have any bottom support element at all. No screw holes, no ledge, nothing..only 2 holes on either side lengthwise. Just had to get one to replace the OE ERM frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAZ_DMC View Post
    I saw that too. I was liking that approach too.
    Do you have a link?

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