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Replacement License Plate Screws Sizes

Discussion in 'Model S' started by murph335, Dec 2, 2016.

  1. murph335

    murph335 Member

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    I just picked up a MS from a local seller and used a temp tag in the window. I just noticed today they kept the plate screws.
    I tried the 10-32 x1/2 from my bmw but the threads are too large.



    What are the correct size screws to fit the 4 plastic gromets or would you mind checking the measurements on yours?
     
  2. murph335

    murph335 Member

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    For future reference..

    I tried a few and found these fit. 1/2 inch is more than u really need.

    I would go for shorter 3/8 if they have it.
     

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    #3 tga, Jan 6, 2017
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    I used stainless #8 machine screws, with stainless finish washers. You're not screwing into a captive nut, but a plastic sleeve, so there's some flexibility in the fastener you use.
     
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    Service center may give them for free
     
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    I'd recommend getting a set of anti-theft license plate screws so some scumbag doesn't steal your plate(s) and put them on their vehicle to avoid getting pulled over for expired registration stickers... or commit a crime. Most auto parts stores sell them and they're cheap insurance against a "convenience" thief... although a pro may have the anti-theft Torx driver to remove them.
     
  6. tga

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    Service Center is 125 miles away. Local hardware store is 1/100th of that, and I paid less than $1.25. :D
     
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