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Adding a license plate to front of 99 Mieta

  • December 05, 2016 11:36 AM
    Message # 4440344
    Deleted user

    Does anybody know how to mount a license plate to the front bumper  of a 1999. Shop guy said there should be little dimples that have to be drilled out but there arn't any. 

    Thank you.


  • December 06, 2016 11:08 AM
    Reply # 4442811 on 4440344

    There is a factory bracket that mounts inside the grille opening. You can get it from a dealer, or parts supplier at

  • December 07, 2016 5:02 PM
    Reply # 4445764 on 4440344
    Deleted user

    Thanks I'll try the dealer 

  • December 08, 2016 3:27 PM
    Reply # 4447418 on 4440344
    Neil Tusing

    The information concerning the dimples in the front fascia is not correct.  The OEM license plate bracket mounts to the top inside portion of the grill opening with two horizontal arms.  Two vertical arms extend in front of the front fascia.  The plate mounts to these arms.  The dimples seen in the fascia of some Miatas is caused when the plate is inadvertently pushed back against the fascia.  The dimples are a result of the nuts or screws holding the plate to the bracket being pushed into the fascia.  I was not happy with the appearance of the plate hanging in front of the car.  I found small suction cups that fit in the four holes in the plate.  Using the suction cups, the plate sticks to the windshield, inside the car in the lower right side of the windshield, just above where the wiper blade rests.  I've never had a problem except when I got a ticket for speeding :-).  Since I was already getting one ticket, the plate location was ignored.  There are a few after-market brackets that are a better solution than OEM.  The first link is for an OEM bracket.  Actually, I believe I still have the OEM bracket for my NA and also a fold-away, after-market bracket.  The next three are for after-market brackets.

  • December 09, 2016 11:20 AM
    Reply # 4449936 on 4440344
    Deleted user

    Thanks I'm going to go with the one from Go Miata , also looking at floor mats. 

    Thanks again 


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