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Pulled over again for no front plate in Texas

 
Old 02-10-2019, 09:15 PM
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Originally Posted by rustybear3 View Post
I say take the fine or warning and call it a day. Unless points are involved, nothing is worth screwing up those beautiful front end looks with ugly plates.
True, but a hide away plate as shown in this thread is a viable option. It does not ruin the front of the car, you just pull up the plate from underneath when you need it, have it hidden when you don't.
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Old 02-10-2019, 09:41 PM
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Bad News on Dealer Options w/Temp Plates

Just received this feedback from a very good dealer here in CA that shares our dislike of front plates:

“A dealership can not sign off anymore saying they are not installing the front plate. If there is no plate on the front of a car the dmv will come back to the dealership and make us prove we installed it. If the dealership does not have proof we get fined.”

Wow. So I would work with the dealer to use a temporary solution (e.g., tow hook, tie straps, velcro, whatever) for the temp plate, and when the permanent plates came in the mail in about 30 days, I would not install the front plate. The temp plates have a QRL code, so they can’t be transferred to another car, so apparently they’re just discarded.
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Old 02-19-2019, 06:34 PM
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Maryland also had a couple of Bills to no longer require the front plate, for cost savings -- both didn't pass. :/

But I did take a chance on a tow hook option on Ebay, from "EOSBodyKit". As a purely temporary solution it's pretty sturdy, somewhat adjustable, inexpensive at $50, and does the job to pass the 'fix it' ticket.

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Old 02-19-2019, 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by AtTheGlen View Post
Just received this feedback from a very good dealer here in CA that shares our dislike of front plates:

“A dealership can not sign off anymore saying they are not installing the front plate. If there is no plate on the front of a car the dmv will come back to the dealership and make us prove we installed it. If the dealership does not have proof we get fined.”

Wow. So I would work with the dealer to use a temporary solution (e.g., tow hook, tie straps, velcro, whatever) for the temp plate, and when the permanent plates came in the mail in about 30 days, I would not install the front plate. The temp plates have a QRL code, so they can’t be transferred to another car, so apparently they’re just discarded.
Lack of drilled holes for the front plate will be circumstantial evidence no front plate was installed.

And the temp plates are made out of paper, so they will require something behind them to be properly installed.

Bottom line in California: We're screwed.
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Register the vehicle out of state, like in AZ. They can't compel an out of state vehicle to be front plated.
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Register the vehicle out of state, like in AZ. They can't compel an out of state vehicle to be front plated.
That creates a separate set of legal problems which are more serious than not having a front plate.
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