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Old 02-20-2011, 09:40 AM
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Re: Front license plate was drilled in by dealership??? How is yours installed?

I had no holes drilled in my front bumper, thus no plate on the front but Texas requires plates. There are 2 dimples in the front bumper where a drill or self tapping screws would go for the plate. I'll roll the dice for a while but I frequently travel in DPS territory and they don't like plateless vehicles.
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Re: Front license plate was drilled in by dealership??? How is yours installed?

I ordered and installed the front plate bracket on my 2011 GC. There are several screws that come with the bracket. I used two longer screws for the plate itself to secure the top of the bracket flush with the bumper. The bracket was less than $20.00 from the dealer.
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Old 05-10-2011, 11:45 AM
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Re: Front license plate was drilled in by dealership??? How is yours installed?

Do you happen to remember the part number?
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Re: Front license plate was drilled in by dealership??? How is yours installed?

I dont have one even thought its required in IL, but there are clear X's on the front bumper where the bracket should be drilled to.
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Old 05-10-2011, 12:11 PM
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Re: Front license plate was drilled in by dealership??? How is yours installed?

If I had a Jeep without holes in the front for a front plate and I had to run a front plate...

I would solidly tape some magnets on the inside of the bumper and tap some magnets to my plate. no holes. plate is removable.
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Re: Front license plate was drilled in by dealership??? How is yours installed?

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This appears to be the accepted method to affix a front plate ...o yea there is a front plate bracket to mount a plate ,the dealer has to put that code in when ordering...heres the catch, that too is also drill and screwed into the front bumper so go figure.....pattyboy
yeah BUT the bracket gets screwed into bumper ONE time .

Plate screws into bracket many times. wear out bracket. holes bumper still good/




OP I WOULD DEMAND they get the Jeep front plate mount and install it between the plate and the bumper/
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Old 05-10-2011, 12:43 PM
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Re: Front license plate was drilled in by dealership??? How is yours installed?

Does anyone know if there is some kind of metal backing behind the plastic bumper material that the screws would grab onto? I've seen self tapping screws used on other vehicles in the past, but they always had a metal backing behind the plastic where the self tapping screws for the license plate went. I lived most of my life in Maryland, where they require front plates, but Pennsylvania, where I live now, does not even have the option of adding front license plates. We only have rear plates here.
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Re: Front license plate was drilled in by dealership??? How is yours installed?

Mine came with bracket from the dealer. Here is a picture of what the bracket should look like.



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Re: Front license plate was drilled in by dealership??? How is yours installed?

I too would be interested in the part# if possible.

My dumb-ass dealer just drilled into from bumper....not happy!
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Re: Front license plate was drilled in by dealership??? How is yours installed?

No bracket on mine- just screwed to the bumper- very flimsy. I called Jeep they said contact dealer. I have a message into the dealer.
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Re: Front license plate was drilled in by dealership??? How is yours installed?

Guys, I found a part# 68102165AA

It says to be a front license plate kit for 2011 and 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Trying to locate one locally....
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Old 05-10-2011, 04:04 PM
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Nice thanks docluv! I will call my dealer and buy one, will post pics once it's done .
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