I did design a stainless steel license plate bracket that mounts through the front grille to the tow-hook socket. You can identify my design by the split "tongue" that angles down from the mount point and straddles the vertical sheet metal brace that is part of the tow-hook socket structure. The brackets I sold included a hex-socket head bolt for mounting the bracket to the tow-hook socket. However, I gave my design to a business that sold EV components, and they sold the bracket without the bolt. The plastic bolt you see is probably the bolt that came originally with the car just to fill the hole in the grille. That may have been used to mount the license plate bracket, although it was not meant to hold anything.
Email a picture of the bracket to firstname.lastname@example.org so I can see if this is my design. If you can also take a picture of the screw head, maybe I can provide some specific advice. I was going to say more here, but there is a 1000-character limit.
Hi, I came across your post on TMC and curious if you can help. I'm trying to remove the front license plate holder on my 1.5 roadster but haven't had any luck removing the plastic flathead screw that mounts the stainless steel front plate holder to the vertical mounting rod that's located behind the front grill of the tesla. I tried to turn the screw (even with 2 screw drivers) but the flathead slot is deforming.... plastic is not good for a flathead screw head!
Your post below you mentioned you designed a plate that could be similar. Do you know how I can get this darn plastic screw off? I don't want to shear and retap the threads but it may look that way if there's no solution. Thanks! Dennis from Santa Cruz.
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