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 Post subject: Front license plate bracket on 2018 SEL?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:09 pm 
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Hi all!
Just realized there's no front license plate bracket on this car...
I'm in California, which is a mandatory front plate state.
What do you all use for front bracket? Is there an OEM part?
Quick web search yielded nothing...
Thanks!
Marc


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 Post subject: Re: Front license plate bracket on 2018 SEL?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:09 am 
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There's got to be an option from Mitsu. I pick up mine tomorrow :), and we also require a front plate (Ontario, Canada). Will report back, and if I can find a part number for you, I'll let you know...

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 Post subject: Re: Front license plate bracket on 2018 SEL?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:42 am 
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Thanks Jon!
I also have an email into my dealer, I'll update when they reply.
Enjoy the new car!
Marc


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 Post subject: Re: Front license plate bracket on 2018 SEL?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:33 am 
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Here's the reply I got...
"Mitsubishi does not provide license bracket. However, you can bring the car to our service department to put your plates on when you got them.

Then I pressed to understand how to mount the plates:
"They have to screw into the bumper. There are 2 small dots on the front bumper, have to look closely to see.
You just have to have 2 small and sharp screws and a screw driver to do it."

:roll:

Let me know if they tell you something different tomorrow...

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 Post subject: Re: Front license plate bracket on 2018 SEL?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:41 pm 
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There is no bracket. There’s a spot for the front plate to be screwed directly to the bumper. I know a lot of people don’t like that, but I think it looks fine.

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 Post subject: Re: Front license plate bracket on 2018 SEL?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:17 am 
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I don't mind screwing straight into the bumper all that much... I generally prefer haveing a bracket in-between because it lessens the chance of ending up with a constant rattle, which is what I'm mostly concerned about...
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 Post subject: Re: Front license plate bracket on 2018 SEL?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:28 pm 
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mgrynberg wrote:
I don't mind screwing straight into the bumper all that much... I generally prefer haveing a bracket in-between because it lessens the chance of ending up with a constant rattle, which is what I'm mostly concerned about...
Marc


I would prefer a bracket as well, but mine's been fine screwed into the bumper with no rattle at all.

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 Post subject: Re: Front license plate bracket on 2018 SEL?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:15 pm 
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generaltso wrote:
mgrynberg wrote:
I don't mind screwing straight into the bumper all that much... I generally prefer haveing a bracket in-between because it lessens the chance of ending up with a constant rattle, which is what I'm mostly concerned about...
Marc


I would prefer a bracket as well, but mine's been fine screwed into the bumper with no rattle at all.

The 'bracket' is molded into the bumper and works well. Texas is a front-plate state as well. No rattles, y'all. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Front license plate bracket on 2018 SEL?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:53 pm 
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AndyH wrote:
generaltso wrote:
mgrynberg wrote:
I don't mind screwing straight into the bumper all that much... I generally prefer haveing a bracket in-between because it lessens the chance of ending up with a constant rattle, which is what I'm mostly concerned about...
Marc


I would prefer a bracket as well, but mine's been fine screwed into the bumper with no rattle at all.

The 'bracket' is molded into the bumper and works well. Texas is a front-plate state as well. No rattles, y'all. ;)


(Sorry for resurrecting the thread but we just got one) Does the moulded bracket have something underneath the two indentions, i.e., the square plastic grommets many cars have, to accept the screws to hold the plate nice and tight? Do we need to install our own grommets with the screws or is it underneath them? I can't reach my hand under the bumper to feel the back of the bumper for anything besides the think plastic bumper cover.

Thanks Much!


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 Post subject: Re: Front license plate bracket on 2018 SEL?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:08 pm 
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I've got a 2018 GT
Installed the front plate by screwing into the front bumper with a pair of #10x1/2" self tapping screws.

@generaltso -- Thanks for the hint on the index dimples.

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