DIY: License Plate Delete

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DIY: License Plate Delete

Postby ForeignCarParts » Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:09 pm

I don't know about you guys, but I think having a license plate on the front of our Bimmers is kinda ugly. So, I decided to do the old license plate delete. Here are a few pictures for those of you who aren't mechanically inclined. Enjoy!

First, take off the license plate by removing the 4 mounting screws.
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Second, remove the trim piece next to the big license plate trim piece....it's on the passenger side and it's about 6-8 inches long. This will give you clearance to remove said "big" piece. There is a big plastic fastener that I just pried off with a screwdriver.
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Lastly, pop in the new license plate delete trim piece (that's a mouthful) and then pop in the smaller trim piece and voila, you're done!
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By the way, I have this part available for $13.00! http://www.foreignimportcarparts.com/servlet/the-1033/BMW-E36-3-dsh-series-License/Detail
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Re: DIY: License Plate Delete

Postby DEFKON99 » Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:08 pm

ive got one laying around from my old bumper. too bad i cant use it since we needs license plates to show in TX :(
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Re: DIY: License Plate Delete

Postby ForeignCarParts » Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:12 pm

I'm a rebel lol
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Re: DIY: License Plate Delete

Postby DEFKON99 » Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:16 pm

ForeignCarParts wrote:I'm a rebel lol


:twisted:
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Re: DIY: License Plate Delete

Postby ForeignCarParts » Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:17 pm

So, how are your parts man?!?!
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Re: DIY: License Plate Delete

Postby Caligula » Thu Mar 26, 2009 4:04 pm

CA residents: do at your own risk, cause the CHP loves to fuck with good looking BMW's. :-x
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Re: DIY: License Plate Delete

Postby ForeignCarParts » Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:26 pm

They like to mess with anyone lol.....I used to get pulled so much when I lived in LA. The man is a little more laid back here it seems.
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Re: DIY: License Plate Delete

Postby DEFKON99 » Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:29 pm

yea to tell you the truth the only reason why i replaced it for a lic plate molding was because someone said they would pull me over for it...
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Re: DIY: License Plate Delete

Postby ForeignCarParts » Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:45 pm

I think the sheer number of cars on the road without them will kind of prevent them from enforcing it too much.....but just in case they do, I keep the plate in my trunk.
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Re: DIY: License Plate Delete

Postby DEFKON99 » Thu Mar 26, 2009 6:00 pm

hey and i almost forgot but the parts are great ! Thank alot Tim for all your help!
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Re: DIY: License Plate Delete

Postby ForeignCarParts » Thu Mar 26, 2009 6:59 pm

No problem! Hope to help out a lot more peeps. I know it's expensive to feed our hobby.
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Re: DIY: License Plate Delete

Postby DEFKON99 » Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:08 pm

hahah after looking over receipts. Ive already put over 1300 into my e36 in the first 3 months of this year. e36 love

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Re: DIY: License Plate Delete

Postby ForeignCarParts » Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:55 pm

Just let me know when you're ready to spend more lol
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Re: DIY: License Plate Delete

Postby DEFKON99 » Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:17 pm

ForeignCarParts wrote:Just let me know when you're ready to spend more lol




haha you know i will. :lol:
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Re: DIY: License Plate Delete

Postby Volfinator » Tue May 05, 2009 9:58 am

Looks nice. Front license plates are ugly.
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