If you are like me, you will love this thread. I went out of state to get the exact 2011 Explorer I wanted. Just so happens it has a Front License Plate Bracket on it. These are installed during manufacturing with plastic rivets. Here we go! Tools needed: -Screw Driver -Drill w/ assorted bit sizes -2 Trim Retainers (I bought mine at Advanced Auto Parts) Remove Plate Plastic Rivet Use a Drill w/ a Small Drill Bit to drill out the rivet After that use a Flathead Screwdriver and pry the Rivet out After the plate is removed Trim Retainers Installed Trim Retainers Old Rivets Scratches from the Vibration of the Bracket NXT! Bracket Finished! Hope this helps!