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My ID4 was delivered without a front license plate holder installed. I'd like to keep it that way. I'm debating either mounting the front plate (my state requires one) on either the grill with zip ties, or on the tow hook with a plate relocation bracket. Has anyone done either of these options? If so, what plate relocation bracket works for the ID4? Lots of options out there, but none for the ID4 specifically yet, but I'd bet the tow hook is the same size at the Tiguan, Atlas etc.
 

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My ID4 was delivered without a front license plate holder installed. I'd like to keep it that way. I'm debating either mounting the front plate (my state requires one) on either the grill with zip ties, or on the tow hook with a plate relocation bracket. Has anyone done either of these options? If so, what plate relocation bracket works for the ID4? Lots of options out there, but none for the ID4 specifically yet, but I'd bet the tow hook is the same size at the Tiguan, Atlas etc.
Mine came with a plate holder, and since my state does not require a front plate the dealer put plate with their name on it. The first thing I did when I got home was to remove the dealer plate and the bracket. Your dealer is suppose to provide a front plate holder bracket. States that have front plates require the dealer to provide a mounting bracket.
 

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I’ve got the bracket, I just don’t want to drill the front bumper if not necessary. That’s why I’m looking at other options.
 

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I’ve got the bracket, I just don’t want to drill the front bumper if not necessary. That’s why I’m looking at other options.
The dealer had to drill holes for my plate in the back. And it was mounted without any bracket. The holes that are in my front bumper can not be seen unless you are looking for them. Of course with the plated mounted you will not see them either!
 

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The dealer had to drill holes for my plate in the back. And it was mounted without any bracket. The holes that are in my front bumper can not be seen unless you are looking for them. Of course with the plated mounted you will not see them either!
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@bensmiata I am in the same boat, looking for anything that won’t drill the bumper. I am personally unsure about the tow hook options, not convinced it looks good on this car.

I did stumble on these since I picked up my car:

The “mesh” (their descriptor) bracket would hold the plate against the grill, maybe too low for me.

Decisions, decisions…
 

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The dealer used a power driver (stripped out the plastic) on four self-tapping hex lags and mounted their advertising plate holder crooked, along with license plate with crooked stickers applied. I hate the look of it. This was after specifically asking them not to put the plates on at the dealer. "Sorry"

I've remedied the crooked sticker problem by transferring my other plates over and replacing with a black non-advertising plate holder. It's still crooked. I'm looking for possible remedies that don't involve drilling more holes in the bumper skin. Any suggestions?
 

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The dealer used a power driver (stripped out the plastic) on four self-tapping hex lags and mounted their advertising plate holder crooked, along with license plate with crooked stickers applied. I hate the look of it. This was after specifically asking them not to put the plates on at the dealer. "Sorry"

I've remedied the crooked sticker problem by transferring my other plates over and replacing with a black non-advertising plate holder. It's still crooked. I'm looking for possible remedies that don't involve drilling more holes in the bumper skin. Any suggestions?
I'm not certain how your crooked holder is mounted. Are there 2 or 4 holes? In any case, could you possibly drill 1-2 new holes in the holder (not bumper) or elongate 1-2 holes to permit the holder to pivot into a level position?
 

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Thanks for the reply. There are four holes. The plate is also just a bit off center, but that's not going to change.

Max number of holes to drill would be three, of course. Might get by with making two top holes count. My thinking is that there must be a form of, heh, Sandy Munro approved threaded push-stud, preferably plastic with matching machine screws in stainless or nylon. The bigger holes would accomplish the pivot. The holes they stripped out already make it an escalating arms war of bigger fastener holes.
 

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I still need to figure out how to mount my front vanity plate on the dealer-installed plastic non-holder without drilling more holes thru into my bumper.
 

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FWIW - I ordered the one I linked above (slybrackets), I’ll post pics when it’s in.

Normally I wouldn’t care that it was drilled, all my other cars are, but since I have the option…. Mostly I just can’t bring myself to do it to a painted part.

@ChristophW not the only one..
 

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FWIW - I ordered the one I linked above (slybrackets), I’ll post pics when it’s in.

Normally I wouldn’t care that it was drilled, all my other cars are, but since I have the option…. Mostly I just can’t bring myself to do it to a painted part.

@ChristophW not the only one..
How has your experience with the slybracket grille plate holder been after a few weeks?
Any comments about the bracket?
Any pics available to share?
Thanks
 

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I test mounted it, and forgot to take pics… I was happy with how it mounted and looked. I’ll be sure to post it mounted when my plates get in.
 

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Here's what I have. It's a WIP but so far it's starting to look good. I need to move it like 1" to the right. I didn't see the SlyBrackets before I started down this option. I may opt for that but the plate needs to be at least 12" off the ground here in California... for years of no front plate I don't want to push my luck.

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Here's what I have. It's a WIP but so far it's starting to look good. I need to move it like 1" to the right. I didn't see the SlyBrackets before I started down this option. I may opt for that but the plate needs to be at least 12" off the ground here in California... for years of no front plate I don't want to push my luck.

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What model platypus did you purchase / which hex stud is that?
 

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It’s a WIP the stud is a Frankenstein mix they bonded together so there’s no kit number yet. . One of them had been cut so the end result would be the correct length. The tow eye is heftier than the tow eye from my Tiguan. You would need to contact them and I’m sure they can put one together for you as well. I have a silicone plate frame I installed after I mounted the license plate. One caveat is that it’s very close to the passenger side proximity sensor. I needed to adjust the angle of the plate a bit more to keep it out of it’s view. Because it doesn’t interfere with that sensor any more I never bothered to see if the silicone plate frame was extending out just far enough to set it off. The kit comes with everything you need including a multi-wrench for installation/adjustments.

It took more energy to get the dealer to put their drills down and not screw into my bumper.
 

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Looking forward to the pic of the Sly Bracket installed. @Pfrancis24
Decided what the heck and purchased the Sly Bracket. It arrived within 3 days. Put it on Saturday morning with no issues. I think I may add a rubber spacer behind it so that there is a contact between the rear of the plate and the bumper. It is attached to the lower grille and would likely damage the grille in a Front impact.
 

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Decided what the heck and purchased the Sly Bracket. It arrived within 3 days. Put it on Saturday morning with no issues. I think I may add a rubber spacer behind it so that there is a contact between the rear of the plate and the bumper. It is attached to the lower grille and would likely damage the grille in a Front impact.
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Looks great... how do you like it so far?
 
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