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Old 06-15-2008, 11:56 AM
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license plate bolts

what thread pitch and etc is needed? I need to replace the two holding my new plate on
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Old 06-15-2008, 12:32 PM
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Its a fine meteric....I would go to the Ace hardware nearest and go on and pick a couple that look about right and try them. I would bet that you can get it in no more than three tries!

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Old 06-15-2008, 12:49 PM
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Its a fine meteric....I would go to the Ace hardware nearest and go on and pick a couple that look about right and try them. I would bet that you can get it in no more than three tries!

Tom W
Drive your car to the hardware store and take one inside. Have them match it and before paying for it, try them. That's what I would do here.....of course, the hardware store is closed on Sunday.
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Old 06-15-2008, 01:06 PM
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Its a fine meteric....I would go to the Ace hardware nearest and go on and pick a couple that look about right and try them. I would bet that you can get it in no more than three tries!

Tom W

I tried all of the hardware stores with no success it is a fine pitch metric but not the standard fine pitch. I ended up getting mine at the dealer when I was getting some fuses
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Old 06-15-2008, 01:23 PM
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If all else fails you can order them from the stealer. Part # 000085005151
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Old 06-15-2008, 02:07 PM
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sucks, the screws that I got with the car were nothing more than some garden variety wood screws or something like that, not machine screws.

I tried to remove one of the receivers for the bolts, it looked like it would unbolt from the body, nope. I ended up breaking it off.. So I went to lowes and tried out a bunch of machine screws, 10-24 by 3/4" works. I splurged and bought the brass machine screws with a slotted head. The brass will go well with the cadium plated bits. Now I just need to replace the broken receiver.



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I found some other machine screws in my tool box.. they are a slotted head as well... with 10-24 threads, but the head is more or less for a countersunk hole ... Brass will stay
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Old 06-15-2008, 02:10 PM
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Oh, man, now you're going to have to get them chrome plated!

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Old 06-21-2008, 02:26 PM
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any word on an exact thread or what not?

apparently scum bags are stealing license plates at grocery stores now so they can steal fuel and or buzz tolls. I don't want my new plate getting stolen after I waited two months for it

I'm thinking of like a torx head or something.
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Old 06-21-2008, 02:58 PM
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One-way security screws. A b!tch to get out but how often do you really need to take off your own plate?



Anyone can get a torx and security torx bit set from a hardware store for $5.
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Old 06-21-2008, 02:59 PM
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One-way security screws. A b!tch to get out but how often do you really need to take off your own plate?

those would be a last resort.. I don't think a scum bag would carry around a security torx bit drive.. unless he's a good thief and knows his trade
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Old 06-21-2008, 04:00 PM
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another option is to use a small carriage bolt with the nut inside the trunk
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Looking for license plate screws and funny I stumble into this thread!
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I found some other machine screws in my tool box.. they are a slotted head as well... with 10-24 threads, but the head is more or less for a countersunk hole ... Brass will stay
10-24 is also what I have used in the rear. 1/2" is sufficient for me, I don't use license plate frames. These work on the W124 rear too.



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