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.... but I want to be sure. To put on the front plate holder, is it really just the two screws? Is it as simple as pop off the cover and screw it on? That seems too easy and not very secure. I have the plate holder but no instructions.

Like I said, a stupid question, but I don't want to hurt my new baby! LOL!

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After looking at mine, that seems to be all there is to it.
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.... but I want to be sure. To put on the front plate holder, is it really just the two screws? Is it as simple as pop off the cover and screw it on? That seems too easy and not very secure. I have the plate holder but no instructions.

Like I said, a stupid question, but I don't want to hurt my new baby! LOL!

Thanks!
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Thank you for checking!
 

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Yes! But use the thinest and smallest screwdriver you could get to pop the square tabs. You could probably use a utility(sheet rock) blade to do it.
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You may also want to cover it with electical tape first before you pop it with a screw driver. That's what the service tech advised to keep from scratching the paint......
 

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Here is another stupid question...you did not get a front plate holder when you bought your truck?? Mine came with the truck, but I took them off and the square tabs were in my glove compartment and I popped them on.. :confused:
 

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I think it is different with each state, some states do not require front plates, so the dealers probably throw them away, or it could be that they just forgot to put it on :rolleyes:
 

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My state (Indiana) does not require the plate holder so it was not installed, it was just in the truck. Since I don't put decals on my vehicles I want to put a Dive Flag plate on the front.
 

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Man, you guys without front license plate holders are so lucky! I hate how front license plate holders just really wreck the smooth lines of any Honda. I specifically requested that my 99 Accord come without a front license plate holder, and even though it is against the law here in CA, my dealer complied. I was bummed to see all the RL's on the dealer's lot come pre-installed with front license plate holders when I bought mine, but I figured it's a truck so it wouldn't dimish the look that much. I'm ok with my front license plate partly because it's the only place I can stick a license plate frame on (the rear just doesn't accommodate one), and partly because I finally got a hefty ticket for not having one in my Accord (damn karma caught up to me :)).
 

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methodtim -- Same here, ruins looks of RL. I ordered a new 1991 Mitsubishi 3000gtvr4 and I never put front plates on for same reason. Same thing with my 1995 Mitsu Diamante. Both plates and brackets are still brand new and I carry them in trunk just incase. Just got plates for my RTL and front plate & holder is in trunk. ;)

I live in So Calif. also and am probablly pushing my luck, 14 + years and no plates.

What I'm wondering is -- How much in the fine? $$$$ :rolleyes:

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ladyridge said:
NEVER A STUPID QUESTION ON THE ROC!!
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HAHAHA! Give me time..... ;)
 

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My front holder popped off at the touchless car wash.

The dealer reinstalled it with longer screws.

Not a very strong setup but I do think the screws the dealer used the first time were too short.
 

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My front holder popped off at the touchless car wash.

The dealer reinstalled it with longer screws.

Not a very strong setup but I do think the screws the dealer used the first time were too short.

That's what I am afraid of. Maybe I'll just leave it off.
 

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I did not get a front plate holder. I'm driving back to Texas to get it.

Not really. I think it might work the way it is.
 

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No questions are stupid! Unless of course they come from one of my employees!
Mike :D
Is that you ? :rolleyes: My boss's name is Mike. He says I ask stupid questions. I told him, then you shouldn't give stupid answers ! :p
 

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Meth & Joz-

You may find this interesting...

I'd been living in SO CAL for about eight years - all of that time "refusing" to diminish the looks of my fine Volvo 850 Turbo by putting on the front plate. I was willing to pay the first ticket for non-compliance and civil disobedience. Didn't, and still don't know what the cost would be because I have forgotten.

I had to go on a routine business trip and left my car in LAX's long-term parking. When I returned two-weeks later, I not only had a flat, but the battery was dead! To add INSULT to injury, I had a ticket for not having a front license plate.

It was definitely one of those "when it rains, it pours" kind of situations.

Well, I paid for the tow truck to inflate my spare (how embarrassing :eek: ) and to jump-start the car.

When I got home, I whined to the wife about my bad luck and sent the check to pay for the citation the next morning.

About three weeks later, I got a hand-written envelope from the San Diego County somebody (Registrar?). Inside was my original check with a "sticky" hand written explanation:

"Mr. Joe Mac, your citation was written in error. Under California law, you can only be cited for not having a front license plate if you are in violation of another ordinance or law, CONCURRENTLY."

Too cool, I said to myself, and my wife. Some government worker truly ROC!

That was too cool that some normal, over-worked government employee took the time to (first of all, know the law better than the cop) return my check and write a sticky-note to explain why.

I strongly believe that he or she, as cool as they definitely are, are riding around SO CAL, responsibly, with BIG smiles on their faces WITHOUT front license plates!

Just had to share that true story with you!
 
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