(Solved) Craigs front plate mount causing issues

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Installed one of the new Craig’s license plate mounts (http://ccmustangbrackets.com/product/2021-mustang-mach-e/ ) that are listed as working with the MME. Today I did a road trip down the coast and it seems to interfere with the parking sensors. Nearly every time I slow to 5 mphs or less, the parking cameras come on and the 2 sensors at the front of the car light up as red along with the steady warning tone.

Has anyone had success with this bracket?





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I think I solved it. I still only have my temp paper plate (with a flimsy plastic backing). Turns out that during a stop the bottom can flap out and trigger the parking sensors. I added some tape to hold the bottom of it down and now the sensors don’t trip.
 

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I think I solved it. I still only have my temp paper plate (with a flimsy plastic backing). Turns out that during a stop the bottom can flap out and trigger the parking sensors. I added some tape to hold the bottom of it down and now the sensors don’t trip.
Another solution is to just remove the front plate. :)
 
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Another solution is to just remove the front plate. :)
I remove it from every car I have owned for the past 20 years and I have gotten a ticket for it in every car I have ever owned.
 
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So I got my permanent plate and sure enough it’s causing the sensors to go crazy. I decided to try a DIY solution to make the Craig’s bracket work and it works great! Everything was off the shelf parts from a local hardware store for less than $5.

I used 5mm bolts (2 x 9mm long and 2 x 10mm). Flange nuts, safety washers and a drop of locktite.

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What was the issue that caused the sensors to go crazy?
It keep setting off the proximity sensors, even when you aren’t close to anything.
 

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It keep setting off the proximity sensors, even when you aren’t close to anything.
Yeah I mean why was that happening? Was the metal frame too loose or something? Reason I'm asking is that I want to buy a different license plate frame (not like the one you have pictured), but I'd like to anticipate what design features might cause the sensors to go crazy
 
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Yeah I mean why was that happening? Was the metal frame too loose or something? Reason I'm asking is that I want to buy a different license plate frame (not like the one you have pictured), but I'd like to anticipate what design features might cause the sensors to go crazy
Craigs mount lowers the position of the plate from the factory location and it apparently intersects with the sensor area. Raising the plate up a bit fixed it.
 

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I have the same issue w/the craig's front plate. Do you have a material list of what you used so I can do the same fix :) Thank you much.
 
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I have the same issue w/the craig's front plate. Do you have a material list of what you used so I can do the same fix :) Thank you much.
I found everything at my local hardware store.

I used 5mm bolts (2 x 9mm long and 2 x 10mm). Flange nuts, safety washers and a drop of locktite.

The bracket is about 2” long and fit the 5mm bolts perfect.
 

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