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The takeaway from this is that you probably need to treat the car like smart surgical teams treat their patients - by writing on them in felt maker to make sure they operate on what they're supposed to. So in the case of a car you'd put some masking tape on the bumper and write "DO NOT INSTALL FRONT LICENSE PLATE HOLDER".
They did not call and say you car is here and you can pick it tomorrow. They called and said it's here come get it.
 

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You can bump into another car and have insurance pull it off and replace without it front plate holder.
 

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Oh well slight crunch to the front and the plate holder took the hit and broke the plastic fake grill at the rivet points. Now I don't have to worry about the holes or damage trying to remove it.>:)
 

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When I bought my car I told 2 of the sales people not to put the front plate on and told them 3 or 4 times. I posted about this on another forum and everyone said I was supposed to have the plate on it in California and the sales people were doing me a favor and to stop complaining. Really? I spend 47k out the door for a car. The least they could do is give me the car like I requested. Had them get me a new front piece to replace it so the 4 holes aren't there. Now I gotta install it. Did not want to wait around the dealership. Some people want them others don't.
Talking to salse people about this is useless. The work is done in the service dept. If you're in CA.,
it's state law the dealer has to install the front plate holder, unless you sign a waiver. Then have the service dept. notified when the car comes in to leave it off. Sales people have no clue when new cars arrive unless they happen to catch it on the lot and that might be too late if the PDI has already been done.

They don't handle the cars. The service dept. handles them and gets them ready.
You're wasting your breath talking to sales people >:)
 

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Hi All,

It took a while to get my tow-screw Licence Plate holder for my Bolt, but I finally got it. I really didn't want to drill holes into the front bumper of my car, yet I know some people don't really care about that, but I do.

The owner of the shop (Martin) will next be making a tow-screw Licence Plate holder for the Tesla Model S (2nd gen) and the Model 3 (once it comes out).


Ask for Martin
xtremeonlinestore dot com
(669) 263-1011
 

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Novice speaking here. Knock me down if warranted. I think: No one in the CBF (Chevy Bolt Forum) should advocate or recommend breaking the law. In states where the front license is required, just because you have not been caught does not make it right. I'm probably making an issue of a non-issue, but thought I'd throw my two cents in. My state (WV) does not require one, but I replaced the "dealer advertising cardboard" with a plate of the University where I teach. Looks great. When we have other Bolts in the town where I live (right now, I have the ONLY Bolt), I will be able to tell which is mine from the front as well as the back.
 

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Ah that doesn't warrant a knockdown at all and everyone is entitled to drop their opinions here as it is a community!

You definitely are not wrong, but you're going to find it's going to happen regardless of which boards your on. It is what it is, at the end of the day, everyone has to use their own common sense and accept the consequences to their own decisions right?
 

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To each their own depending on where you live. IMHO, it's better to have a plate both front and back in case you travel to a state where a front one is legally required. Yes, it may be a bit of an eyesore, but better than getting tickets left and right though some don't really mind getting one now and then.
 

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Some of them were meant to be installed under the front bumper and that kind of reduces your ground clearance there doesn't it?
Wish the front one wasn't legally required and car facias aren't designed to look good with one.
 

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Yea, but thankfully not by much at all. Maybe half an inch to 3/4 of an inch perhaps? The Bolt will still have more than enough ground clearance unless you go somewhere that has a ridiculously angled driveway lol
 

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I've seen some that goes right into the grille slots and comes out from there, a really stealthy looking front plate. But it may require putting into the Bolt's grille, not something everyone is willing to do.

There's always the option of taking a gamble and putting the license plate on your dash inside the cabin.
 

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I really dislike the look of front license plates.
My dealer did install the bracket and it "Hurt Me" big ol self drilling screws.
They actually had a special form I had not seen before, that I had to sign stating "They HAD installed the front bracket"

I removed the bracket and filled the holes with black plugs from the hardware store ... got to really look for them to see the damage. So I feel better.

I made a hinged plate holder that hangs under the front pumper .
It folds down when parked.
 

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Mine came with it preinstalled by the dealer (California). I think it looks nice, if I had a choice I'd leave it off but I don't see any problem with the aesthetics.
 

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thanks to this forum, I was able to call the dealer and instruct them to not install it. felt like I dodged a bullet there. My state doesn't require a front plate and I have holes in some of my other automobiles where I've removed the holder.
 
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