Kit with tabs (brushed stainless steel finish or powder coated gloss black) ($45) * This kit provides tabs that are bent to 90 degrees to allow a location to mount indicators (OEM or aftermarket). * Holes for indicators are available in two sizes (3/8 for OEM and most aftermarket indicators) and 5/16. YOU will need to open the indicator mounting holes to the correct size using a step drill but OR if you know what size you want let me know and I will do it for you. * The material for this is 1/8 stainless steel in either a brushed finish or gloss black powder coated. Order here: Lay Down Plate Ordering Link
Here are a couple of pics of the bracket before mounting/painting.
Printed instructions will be included with each kit but as things can happen here it is for your reading pleasure: Installation instructions Plate kit w/ tabs
Tools you will need on hand for the plate installation: 10mm socket or wrench for under fender bolt removal. 11mm socket or wrench for under fender bolt installation. 5mm HEX (allen) key for license plate bracket mounting screws. Wire cutters/snips for trimming zip ties.
Other tools to remove your OEM turn signal stems 13mm to remove the inside nuts holding the stems in place. If you have a heat gun or torch to heat the nut it will loosen the factory used locktite.
Painting tips: Drill your holes before you paint. Clean new plate thoroughly before applying paint. They still have some machine oil on them. Apply in multiple layers. I usually use four thin coats.
Remove OEM license plate bracket 1. Remove your license plate and frame. 2. Unplug four black plugs found behind plate. Make note of right and left wires. o Right are green/blue please verify upon installation! o Left are green/red please verify upon installation! 3. Remove three 10mm nuts from backside of bracket. Be careful not to confuse with the three for the tail light assembly. 4. Wiggle the bracket and pull. There are three washers holding it in place from the back that you will push out the back once the bracket is removed. Leave the three rubber grommets and rubber base gasket in place. 5. Add some fender protection such as masking tape. This will prevent dings to your paint during fitment and adjustment.
Install your lights onto the new bracket * You will need to cut the OEM wires to get the wires out of the stems if you are not re-using them. Be sure to leave enough to solder them back on. I do not suggest using crimp style connections at all. 6. Use the thinnest nut you can on the inside of the tab and cut down as much excess thread as you can. All of this is done for clearance to the fender. 7. Use red Loctite and/or a lock washer to prevent loosening over time. 8. Tests fit and adjust lights before you secure the bracket to the fender.
Once you have the aligned its time to install everything.
Final installation of new bracket 9. Place the two provided spacers in place on the bottom two mounting holes. (this is also done for additional clearance of the stem nuts to the fender) 10. Insert the three brass screws provided. This will hold the plate in place for now. 11. Use one stainless steel washer and stainless steel lock nut on each brass screw. Do not over tighten. You do not need a lot of force. The top nut will stop on its own when it reaches the brass collar. The two bottom nuts should be snug but there is no collar to stop them. Pay attention to the fender clearance when tightening the bottom two. TIP I like to use the socket or wrench to hold the nuts and tighten using the hex key from the top. 12. Reconnect the turn signal wires and test for proper operation. If you have electrical grease use it now. 13. Zip tie the wires out of the way using the provided zip ties. Ive found it best to tie them to the OEM harness that runs inside the fender. 14. Add your license plate and frame. Pay attention to the license plate mounting bolts. It may be necessary to cut them down for clearance. Finger tighten all bolts before final tightening. This will make the bottom two bolts easier to install. 15. Congratulations. It looks good doesnt it!