I went to the Honda dealership and they gave me 4 screws. Thanks. I'll look for a hex screw later to fitI use stainless hex head cap screws. A bit harder to steal unless you have the right hex key. I think they look good and will at least slow a thief down a bit more than a screw. Don't remember the size.
Haha. So true. But because they are not flat and receded into the plate. I could still get them off with a set of pliers.not sure if these are the right size but these look SUPER secure! And after 5 years of owning the truck they will be when you loose the removal tool. /forums/images/RidgelineOwnersClub-2016/smilies/tango_face_devil.png
Funny you say that as we had a plate theft at work and one of our detectives called me last year to check on a claim which was an EZPass violation for not paying a toll. The plate was from one of our electronic variable message boards (the trailer that has those large digital messages for road advisory) and the trailer was a black enclosed trailer. Whoever took it off, just snipped the bottom and top sections of the plate to steal it.I did not want to mess around for too long - so I told the guy, I would just "tear" the plates off the vehicle. To my surprise, the license plates popped off in about one second when I pulled from the bottom up.
I still miss my 86 Dodge 250 8 passenger. But yeah it did have more than it's share of issues.Sold a 1986 Dodge 15 passenger van w/45K original miles (along with 45+ problems) this week. I mistakenly forgot to take off the license plates. The gentleman who purchased the van, was nice enough to let me come over and rescue them. I took what I thought would be the appropriate tools. When I got there, the van had those special "high security" screws which are mentioned above in the thread.
I did not want to mess around for too long - so I told the guy, I would just "tear" the plates off the vehicle. To my surprise, the license plates popped off in about one second when I pulled from the bottom up. The moral of the story is: use a cover on your plate and always use four screws if you can. Large washers might even be a good idea. I have one of those vanity covers from @5S Dude, on the back of my Ridgeline, so I imagine that would be much more difficult to remove. Now he can advertise them as a "theft deterrent" system.
I have included a picture of the plate. The existing hole was barely damaged. BTW, the man bought the van to use as a storage unit, saying it was cheaper than renting one. He is keeping the van in his backyard.