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Old 08-20-2007, 10:12 PM
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mounting AMG license plate frame

When I bought my 55, the dealer gave me a nice AMG license plate frame. I was waiting to install it until I got our spiffy vanity plate in. Well, the plate just came in so I went to do the "30 second project" of installing the plate and the frame, but the bracket on the rear of the car doesn't accommodate the frame! The screws that the screw holes on the frame will fit are way too small to fit into the bracket on the car. Anyone know of a solution, or got a lead on where/how to get the right bracket to go on the car?
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On my 55, i have a steel frame backing that screws into the rear trunklid. My amg frame n plate screws into that.

so we have

rear decklid--->steel frame backing--->license plate--->amg frame

I do recall the steel backing screws are narrower than the license plate screws. I think the backing also has some sort of protector so that you dont scratch the car by screwing into the rear trunklid. i can take a photo if necessary.
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Thanks for the reply. The "backing" you have is what I was calling the bracket. It sounds like there are perhaps multiple brackets/backings and that you and I have different ones. Would you mind posting a picture of both your bracket/backing and your frame so I can compare with mine? I'd appreciate it a lot
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Will do today when i get home. And make sure your bolts are the right ones. I had silver bolts but they were too large and the chrome cap didnt fit correctly over them. will post pics tonight.
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here they are. Had to take the bike out of the garage.

The bolts for the frame are actually wider than the bolts for the plate.

hope this helps. The vin number is on the sticker on the bracket, dont understand why.

Just wondering , do the euro guys have a similar setup just wider to accomodate their plate?


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Old 08-22-2007, 09:46 PM
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Thanks VERY much for posting. I don't think that your bracket looks like mine! But I'll need to verify when I get home from the trip I'm on (Saturday AM).

Did the screws you used to attach the plate to the bracket fit through those white washers that came with the plate frame? (the washers that the decorative caps fit over)

Thanks again!

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the silver screws i got from the dealer are too large and the decorative cap doesnt fit right, so i had to experiment with different screws from the dealer. they tried to give me all different ones. it's best to roll up on the parts dept with all your hardware and they'll find the right screws for ya.

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Thanks for the info it was helpfull took my car to the dealer and i got the right screws finally!!!
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cool! i know most people will attempt to just muscle the caps on but they'll just crack in the process or fall off around town.
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What part number is this license plate bracket?
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is it aftermarket?
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