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Old 03-26-2013, 11:09 AM   #1
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Taillight housing / licence plate interferance

Hi all. New guy with a question. I have a '90 YJ.

My gas cap is behind my license plate

my license plate is directly under my driver side taillight housing

when i put fuel in the beast, the upward pressure of the hinged license plate pushes the fuel nozzle into the bottom of the taillight housing. Mine was cracked and broken when i got it, and is worse after every fuel up.

Even when i hold the plate down as i fuel, the nozzle gets stuck between the plate and the housing. (Just the angle i need to put the nozzle into the gas hole forces the nozzle handle into the housing)

OK, after all that.. my question is...should i look to replace my taillights with something bombproof, or is there another solution (Plasma cutting tools frowned upon).

Thanks for any and all questions/comments/concerns!
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:11 AM   #2
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:25 AM   #3
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Dang that sounds like a strong license plate spring haha. Mine doesnt push up that hard. You can always relocate the gas filler to the side like a tj. Or you could relocate the license plate bracket elsewhere. Or your could get make an arm on the license plate bracket to hold it all the way down while your pumping.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:37 AM   #4
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I use my gas cap to hold the plate down and out of the way, on the left side. It kind of has a place to do so.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:43 AM   #5
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Thanks for the input. Those are all great ideas. Now that I think about it, they do have the license plate brackets that attach to your spare tire arm, maybe thats the way to go. Thanks all!
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