mx5 number plate box - lordy
Hi, techy people. Can anyone out there give some advice?
My dad has a 95 mk1 mazda mx5. Over the weekend he nerfed the front and crack the number plate and the box it is housed in. Can anyone tell me me how the number plate box is retained on the bumper, and the easiest way of replacing it?

Advice much appreciated.



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mx5 number plate box - Group B
So the number plate is on a black plastic plinth that is fixed to the front of the car isn't it? I had to replace it on my girlfriends Mk2.5 a few months ago, I assume its the same fixings on a Mk1.

On ours the numberplate was stuck to the plastic plinth with double sided foam sticky pads. I carefully pulled it off the plinth, working a knife blade behind it as I went to prise off/ cut through the foam pads. The plinth is fixed to the front bumper with two plastic expanding screws.
You can get new plinths from www.mx5parts.co.uk, but I managed to get one cheaper on Ebay.
When I replaced the numberplate I used some new foam sticky pads, but also put on some high modulus silicone sealant for extra grip.

HTH,

Rich.
mx5 number plate box - lordy
many thanks for advice.



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mx5 number plate box - Group B
I should have added, if using the knife blade method, be careful not to scratch the white reflective layer off the back of the numberplate. But if yours is broken and you're replacing it, this shouldn't matter. You could instead try a hairdryer or boiling water to soften the glue, but I didn't bother.

Rich...
 

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