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    Rivets that Triton uses

    Since I joined the ranks of those who's plastic license plate bracket broke off I was thinking it would be easier to rivet the new mount on like Triton does instead of trying to bolt it on. Does anyone know what size rivets I actually would need? Here is Triton's description: rivet, pop #610 7/8 long Lg HD. Doing a web search with that didn't give me a definitive answer.


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    Why would rivets be easier?

    The Triton sealed tail light can be pressed inwards through the rubber grommet (press on one end to get it started). Then slide the taillight out sideways.

    That should give you you access to inside the trailer frame.

    Tip: Before pushing the tail light back into place, check that all the small wire bullet connectors are tightly pushed together. A smear of dielectric grease on each connection wouldn't hurt.

    Check the small wire connections behind the other side taillight too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    Why would rivets be easier?
    My thought was either way you have to drill out the old 2 rivets so popping 2 new rivets back in should be a breeze.

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    I used some left over rivets i had from a window regulator that i replaced a few years back. I just drilled the holes a little bit bigger, think it was a 5/16th bit.

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    As K447 mentioned you should be able to easily remove the light and have enough access to get a wrench in there and bolt it on. Bolts are cheap and you won't need to get a rivet gun if you don't already have one. It would also save you the trouble of drilling out rivets again in the event you ever have to replace the bracket later on down the road. I recommend to put the bolt in from inside the frame and nut to the outside of the frame so you can periodically spray the threads to keep from locking up allowing easy removal if needed.

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