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Old 01-31-2011, 06:15 PM
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Can someone tell me what is the proper hardware and process for hanging the front license plate frame on my '03 C4S? I just discovered that the PO had jerry-rigged this thing. It looks like the holes were gouged with a butter knife and there are some odd wall-anchor looking things in the holes. I'm thinking about getting a new bumper (for more than just this reason) and would like to do this right. Thanks for any advice.

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Old 01-31-2011, 06:19 PM
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Try Pelican Parts.com, I think I got my front plate holder from them, it's not great, but has worked for the last 4 years. Also try the search button for other applications.
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Old 01-31-2011, 06:36 PM
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Keep the plate of the bumper...place in window dash. There are several C4s/Turbo bumpers on ebay.

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Old 01-31-2011, 06:52 PM
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Porsche has a "kit" that's available from the parts department at your nearest dealer. It's likely available from Suncoast or Sunset, as well. It's rather inexpensive.
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I dont use a front plate holder.... but I have this in my frunk.

http://www.schattenbaum.org/TechArti...ngTowHook.aspx
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Just got a ticket from the cop today ($124) for not having my front plate on. I'm getting a tow hook plate holder.
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I got the tow hook plate holder that is the easiest way to go, no bumper work, no problem for resale and I think it looks cool to have it on the side
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They're real sticklers about front plates here. It's the favorite laser speed gun target.
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I got a plate holder from Pelican as well. I didn't buy the kit though, just the brackets and frame as they are specific to the shape of the bumper. All the other bits though can be generic.
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Move to North Carolina - no front plate
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Old 02-04-2011, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Logger View Post
Can someone tell me what is the proper hardware and process for hanging the front license plate frame on my '03 C4S? I just discovered that the PO had jerry-rigged this thing. It looks like the holes were gouged with a butter knife and there are some odd wall-anchor looking things in the holes. I'm thinking about getting a new bumper (for more than just this reason) and would like to do this right. Thanks for any advice.

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The front bumper is supposed to have two small square holes into which two plastic adapters are snapped and then screwed to keep them tight. Then, the plastic license plate holder is screwed into those adapters (or they may just snap in, I forget exactly which). The plate screws onto the plate holder with four license plate screws. Your dealer should have all these parts on hand.
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The entire license kit contains the following:

1 x License Plate Bracket (Part #: 996 701 107 00)
1 x License Plate Bracket Right Spacer (Part #: 986 701 802 00)
1 x License Plate Bracket Left Spacer (Part #: 986 701 801 00)
2 x Expanding Nuts For Bumper Cover (Part #: 999 507 040 40)
4 x Expanding Nuts For Bracket (Part #: 999 591 498 40)

I sell these kits on eBay, if anyone needs one feel free to send me a PM and I'll give you a Rennlist discount price.

Thanks!
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Who sell the tow hook mounts?
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I've been very happy with a tow hook bracket I got from a contact on RL. Price was less than forty bucks...PM me for his e-mail address.
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