2020 - Rear License Plate Mounting

Hello. I have a new 2020 CX-9 GT. I'm not really pleased with having my rear plate held on with two screws. Has anyone drilled/added additional screws for the bottom of the plate? Also, does anyone know of a rubber insert that has a female threaded inside that could accept a mounting screw? Thanks in advance for the feedback.
 

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Hello. I have a new 2020 CX-9 GT. I'm not really pleased with having my rear plate held on with two screws. Has anyone drilled/added additional screws for the bottom of the plate? Also, does anyone know of a rubber insert that has a female threaded inside that could accept a mounting screw? Thanks in advance for the feedback.

If potential noise is a concern (bottom of the plate vibrating against the liftgate), you can buy https://www.amazon.com/dp/ (commissions earned) that would eliminate any risk.

Otherwise, this might be up your alley:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/ (commissions earned)
 
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‘16 CX-9 GT
If potential noise is a concern (bottom of the plate vibrating against the liftgate), you can buy https://www.amazon.com/dp/ (commissions earned) that would eliminate any risk.

Otherwise, this might be up your alley:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/ (commissions earned)

I like those silicone plate frames a lot. I just put new plates on my ‘16 today. I forgot how crappy the plate mount area on the the CX-9 is. Just a little bit of something that looks like double sided tape and two holes in the liftgate. 😮‍💨
 
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2009 Mazda CX-9 GT
Two bolts holding the plate is more than enough.

To do what you are asking would involve drilling into the tailgate and inserting a plastic/nylon retainer like what sm1ke posted. Those use a 1/4" or 6mm screw, so need around a 3/8" hole; that will take some b@lls to drill that in your ride. LOL

I did this back when I first got my 9 (the plate sits on the paint and was chafing it and rusting), so may be an option for you.....


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Cut down some bolts (matching the upper ones) to attach the bottom the plate to the frame.
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