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1g Rear License Plate Light Bracket

Posted by sicktsi, Nov 16, 2009

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  1. sicktsi

    sicktsi Proven Member

    Joined Jul 12, 2009
    Hazlet, New Jersey
    I just bought a 1g rear license plate light bracket and i was wondering how to install it. Will i have to remove the whole rear bumber or not?

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  2. tudds2k

    tudds2k Proven Member

    Joined Aug 28, 2008
    Long Island, New York
    Anyone have an answer to this ?

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  3. AWDPetmitsu

    AWDPetmitsu Proven Member

    Joined Jan 26, 2003
    ., Pennsylvania
    Yes, you'll have to remove the rear bumper. That is if you can as the nuts and bolts are probably all rusted to hell. You;ll probably have to break them all off to remove them. No easy task. I'm guessing your license plate lights are dangling? I have the same problem too and I just zip tied them to a plastic tube and slid it in the opening for now.

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  5. tk106

    tk106 Supporting Member

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    Post a pic of your bracket with and without the plate. You might be able to use a thin piece of aluminum and fab up something if you don’t feel like pulling the bumper

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  6. tudds2k

    tudds2k Proven Member

    Joined Aug 28, 2008
    Long Island, New York
    I never got notified for any of these responses. I came back to give the next person the info I couldn’t find.
    On a 1g eclipse talon laser ,
    You can install the license/remove plate bracket without removing the bumper.
    To remove it, one bolt came out perfectly. One I had to cut the head off with a dremel. The last one I tried to use a rounded nut socket and it ended up pushing it out the back of the bumper.

    To install, I removed the license plate light housing from the bracket and it easily slides in between the rear bumper support and the body of the car. I stuck my arm in there to hold it and threaded the bolts. I used washers on the new bolts to prevent them from ever getting pulled through the plastic bumper.

    you could also use a piece of string through the license plate light slots and pull the bracket up from the bottom if you had to.

    I know removing the bumper would have been a nightmare so I’m glad it was so easy.

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