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I live in a state that doesn't require a front license plate, but the factory was kind enough to install one for me. The dealership said taking it off isn't really an option, so I now need a plate of some description to put onto the currently blank holder. What are others in the same position doing? Or what suggests do others have?
 

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I live in a state that doesn't require a front license plate, but the factory was kind enough to install one for me. The dealership said taking it off isn't really an option, so I now need a plate of some description to put onto the currently blank holder. What are others in the same position doing? Or what suggests do others have?
Saw a couple folks here order some custom euro style plates to mount up front with custom text
 

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Thank you for the suggestion. I hadn't thought of something like that.
How about Bull Horns? Teeth? a buzzsaw? Elf on the shelf? a spear? oooh, oohhh, A ships Figurehead, like, from a real ship!!!!!!! a nose? a Gas port? A snakes tongue? a working inverter plug! Sooo many ideas!
 

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You can remove the front bracket. You need a small screwdriver and just push the pin in the middle out of the backside. This relieves the pressure on the clips and the whole assembly can be removed. Be aware that leaves the pins in the bumper but they can be removed by wiggling the number around while putting a hand underneath to catch them. Conversely if you cut a small notch on either side of the middle pins you can use needle nose pliers to pull the pins out.

Posted before but here is what I did:
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Plate and holder was from CustomEuropeanPlates.com
 

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You can remove the front bracket. You need a small screwdriver and just push the pin in the middle out of the backside. This relieves the pressure on the clips and the whole assembly can be removed. Be aware that leaves the pins in the bumper but they can be removed by wiggling the number around while putting a hand underneath to catch them. Conversely if you cut a small notch on either side of the middle pins you can use needle nose pliers to pull the pins out.

Posted before but here is what I did:
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Plate and holder was from CustomEuropeanPlates.com
This is great! Mine's white too, so easy to see what it'd look like. I've ordered a custom US sized license plate, but the order didn't include an image, so I can't share yet. I'm mount it and if it looks ok, I'll post, but if it's not very good I'll switch gears to this style. Thank you for sharing
 

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You can remove the front bracket. You need a small screwdriver and just push the pin in the middle out of the backside. This relieves the pressure on the clips and the whole assembly can be removed. Be aware that leaves the pins in the bumper but they can be removed by wiggling the number around while putting a hand underneath to catch them. Conversely if you cut a small notch on either side of the middle pins you can use needle nose pliers to pull the pins out.

Posted before but here is what I did:
View attachment 2586

Plate and holder was from CustomEuropeanPlates.com
This is awesome. I'm going to do something like this.
 
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You can remove the front bracket. You need a small screwdriver and just push the pin in the middle out of the backside. This relieves the pressure on the clips and the whole assembly can be removed. Be aware that leaves the pins in the bumper but they can be removed by wiggling the number around while putting a hand underneath to catch them. Conversely if you cut a small notch on either side of the middle pins you can use needle nose pliers to pull the pins out.

Posted before but here is what I did:
View attachment 2586

Plate and holder was from CustomEuropeanPlates.com
Imitation is the highest form of flattery—right @majorgearhead? I saw yours a few days ago and knew I couldn’t come up with a better idea than yours! Just had to change the state. 😉
 

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The custom company sent me an email, so I now have an image of what I ordered. I have no idea if this is going to look good, or really nasty once it's on the front of the car, or even if the lettering will be visible, but it only cost $20, so worth a try...
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Imitation is the highest form of flattery—right @majorgearhead? I saw yours a few days ago and knew I couldn’t come up with a better idea than yours! Just had to change the state. 😉
Looks good. We need to start a Völtswägen car club. Though I suspect my initial misuse of umlauts would probably annoy some of our German brothers and sisters.
 

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You can remove the front bracket. You need a small screwdriver and just push the pin in the middle out of the backside. This relieves the pressure on the clips and the whole assembly can be removed. Be aware that leaves the pins in the bumper but they can be removed by wiggling the number around while putting a hand underneath to catch them. Conversely if you cut a small notch on either side of the middle pins you can use needle nose pliers to pull the pins out.

Posted before but here is what I did:
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Plate and holder was from CustomEuropeanPlates.com
What did you use to mount it? Is it correct that you mount the frame and then slide the actual plate into the frame ?
 

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What did you use to mount it? Is it correct that you mount the frame and then slide the actual plate into the frame ?
That is correct. The plate came with an EU plate frame that I was able to clip into the existing bolt holes from the old US plate holder. I had to purchase 4 of the clips from my dealer as I had lost a few of the center pins to the existing ones when I took them out of the car.
Once the plate frame is on you just slide the plate in and attach the locking facia on it. It is pretty secure but would not stop someone from stealing it.
 

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What did you use to mount it? Is it correct that you mount the frame and then slide the actual plate into the frame ?
I was able to pop the plastic bolts out from the dealer-installed American-sized front plate mount. Then I just used those bolts on the European plastic frame to hold it in place. After the plastic frame is mounted you slip the actual metal plate into the frame.
 
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