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

This is how I have front plates on my wife Jeep. I say to salesman when I place order " if You gonna drill holes for front plates the deal is over and You can keep this SUV " So no holes in front bumper.
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Old 06-06-2011, 03:40 PM
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Re: Front license plate was drilled in by dealership??? How is yours installed?

more info on how thats attached ... can't quite tell.
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more info on how thats attached ... can't quite tell.
Could you also include a close up picture of how it was installed? 2nd question what is the other car in the garage? Looks line a Mercedes ?
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Re: Front license plate was drilled in by dealership??? How is yours installed?

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Front license plate? What's that?
That's what we on the west coast have instead of those gawdawful state stickers you east-coasters glue to your windshields. At least I don't have to look at my front plate when I'm driving.
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Re: Front license plate was drilled in by dealership??? How is yours installed?

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Well I guess it's to late for this method, since they already drilled your front bumper, But a friend of mine did this on his Lexus and it's awesome.

Buy about 12 rare earth magnets (3/4" - 1")
Epoxy 6 of them to the inside of your bumper
Epoxy the other 6 onto the back side of your license plate
Get a good quality microfiber cloth
Spray glue the microfiber cloth and the backside of your license plate (right over the magnets)
Stick the microfiber cloth to the licence plate
Trim the cloths around the edge of the license plate

Done.

Have a plate when you need it, No plate when taking pictures, No drilling!


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This is exactly what I would have done if the Jeep didn't already have holes drilled.
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Could you also include a close up picture of how it was installed? 2nd question what is the other car in the garage? Looks line a Mercedes ?
I don't have close up pictures. I installed using drywall screws ( the ones with scissors like "nuts" ) and tight to lower grill so no holes in the bumper and I can take plate of in 2 minutes if I want to. The other car in the garage was my 2005 Acura RL, but is gone .
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Re: Front license plate was drilled in by dealership??? How is yours installed?

http://www.justforjeeps.com/frliplbr2.html
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Front license plate? What's that?

I took mine off for now. FTMFW




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

what I did to my 2001 range rover is what I am going to do to my 2012 laredo x, im just going to use black zip ties and zip tie them to the air passage area below the bumper.. no ugly drill holes, and no glue or magnets... hope this helps..
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Re: Front license plate was drilled in by dealership??? How is yours installed?

I have the bracket but the bracket screws directly into the bumper. It was on my build sheet and in a plastic bag in the back.

Here is the part:

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

Yes, mine has the factory bracket which uses screws to install in the location where there are two "dimples" in the bumper. The dimples indicate the correct placement so the screws are attached to a mating
hole in the plastic inner bumper bracket - so you don't have to worry about the screws working back out and your plate falling off.

However, the screws that come with the factory bracket that attach through the top two holes in the plate are so long that they also go right through the bumper cover when the dealer installs the plate. So my bumper has (4) holes in it. Not that it matters. In many midwest states, you will get a ticket (Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois) and even points on your license (Illinois) if you are pulled over for any reason. In the city I live, the local police use the missing front plate as a profit center ($130 ticket - 1st time - no warnings). I really do not mind the front plate, other than trying to keep it clean. The factory bracket actually fits nice and gives the license a finished look. It also protects my bumper from the idiots who have to bump you when parking. A friend who tried leaving the front plate off had the imprint of the screws from another drivers plate in his front bumper within a few weeks. On our fleet vehicles, they install round rubber bumpers on the screws of all front plates because they get used as bumper cars so often (and get parked bumper to bumper to save space).

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

I share your frustration since I'm in MA with one of the older "green" plates that does NOT require a front plate. Since the delaer had already installed the front bracket, I'd thought I take it off. Imagine my surprise to realise the self tapping screws went right into the front bumper. Looked worse off, so I put the bracket back on and a painted the dealer advertising front "plate" semi-gloss black. Looks better but not ideal.
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