SaturnFans.com
saturnfans.com - classifieds - forums - webmail


Go Back   SaturnFans.com Forums > Models > Saturn S-Series > S-Series Tech

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-27-2008, 11:14 AM   #1
shunting
New Member
shunting is on a distinguished road
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 4
Default License Plate Bracket

I just bought a 1996 SL2 that does not have a front license plate bracket. Ohio requires a front plate, so I need a bracket. I will be going to the junkyard this weekend. Does anyone know what years will work?
shunting is offline   Reply With Quote
SaturnFans.com Sponsored Links
Old 03-27-2008, 11:25 AM   #2
dave.sl
Advanced Member
dave.sl has a spectacular aura aboutdave.sl has a spectacular aura about
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 526
Default Re: License Plate Bracket

If you don't want to bother with a bracket, you can get some wall mollys at a hardware store, Home Depot, Lowes etc., and attach the plate directly to the bumper. As you tighten up the screw in the middle after you slip it through the plate and bumper, it will sperad out in the back of the bumpr like a spider. If the hole in the plate is too large, just place a washer over the hole first. If you decide to get the bracket, you can attach it and plate the same way as it is unlikely the bracket will come with the useable plastic pins.

Last edited by dave.sl; 03-27-2008 at 11:30 AM.
dave.sl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2008, 11:27 AM   #3
WingsOfSaturn
Senior Member
WingsOfSaturn will become famous soon enoughWingsOfSaturn will become famous soon enough
 
WingsOfSaturn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 1,598
 

1998 SL2
1995 SL2
Default Re: License Plate Bracket

Any bracket off of a 96+ SL will fit.
...
"When you stop to fill up on oil, don't forget to check the gas"
98 SL2 MT 213K+ Daily Driver 38+ mpg
97 SL2 AT 150K Original Owner
95 SL2 MT 220K+
My Saturns have BRASS ones!
WingsOfSaturn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2008, 11:30 AM   #4
shunting
New Member
shunting is on a distinguished road
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 4
Default Re: License Plate Bracket

I thought about attaching it straight to the bumper but I need to go to the junkyard anyway, so I figured I would look for one. It's a "Pick and Pull" so prices are cheap, but they are not very helpful as far as interchange info.
shunting is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2008, 12:33 PM   #5
madpogue
Super Member
madpogue has much to be proud ofmadpogue has much to be proud ofmadpogue has much to be proud ofmadpogue has much to be proud ofmadpogue has much to be proud ofmadpogue has much to be proud ofmadpogue has much to be proud ofmadpogue has much to be proud of
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Madison, WI USA
Posts: 25,715
 

1996 SW2
Default Re: License Plate Bracket

If you attach it directly, you'll have to poke two new holes in the bumper. The holes for the bracket are, of course, in a different location than the holes for the plate.

A bracket from any '96-'02 SL, SL1, SL2, SW1, SW2 will fit. They're attached with a special heavy-duty non-reversable version of those "center-pin" rivets. About your only hope to remove it is to take a knife and cut the heads off the rivets. Last time I was at the yard, I found one with one rivet missing (there are three holding it), so I just yanked on it. Fortunately, it destroyed the two rivets, and did no damage to the bracket or the bumper. I attached it to my car with hollow-wall mollys as described above.
madpogue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2008, 10:09 AM   #6
Telyx
Member
Telyx is on a distinguished road
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Garden City, MI USA
Posts: 108

2002 SL
Default Re: License Plate Bracket

Mine were easily removed by pressing IN on the center pin 'til it popped (I used a small Torx driver)--did that on all 3 pins, then just pulled the bracket off. The pins could then be pushed back through so they were sticking out the "proper" way for installation. (I dropped my plate bracket into my recycling bin after removal, or I'd be happy to send it.)
Telyx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2008, 03:17 PM   #7
shunting
New Member
shunting is on a distinguished road
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 4
Default Re: License Plate Bracket

Thanks for the help guys. Have a good weekend.
shunting is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
VUE Front license plate bracket? BobbyP Vue Red Line 3 04-29-2009 12:21 AM
06 front license plate bracket vanilla101 Vue General 1 08-14-2008 01:11 PM
Mounting front license plate w/o bracket? BODKAx3BEPb S-Series General 7 06-06-2006 09:04 PM
Just got my license plate bracket bobwill General Saturn Discussion 9 08-20-2004 11:39 AM
VUE front license plate bracket krispykareem Vue General 24 05-29-2004 07:06 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:23 AM.

Advanced Forum Search | Advanced Photo Search


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
SaturnFans.com. The Saturn Enthusiasts Site.