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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:27 PM
NOLAstich NOLAstich is offline
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Front License Plate

I have a 2012 BMW X3 2.8i. How to I install a front license plate. There are no guides on the front to tell me what area I can screw in. Anyone have any information on this?

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Old 11-14-2011, 09:32 PM
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There is a plastic plate holder that attaches to the front bumper and tha plate screws into that.

Your dealer should have it plate holder and already installed it on the bumper (unless you asked him not to). Ask your dealer.
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:37 PM
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It was not installed, we do not need front plates in Louisiana. I have the front plate bracket in the trunk. I have german plate I want to install.
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Old 11-15-2011, 09:21 AM
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It was not installed, we do not need front plates in Louisiana. I have the front plate bracket in the trunk. I have german plate I want to install.
Wow, your the first person I have seen that actually wants to install a front plate. I am legally suppose to run a front plate but I'm not and taking my chances because they just make the front of the vehicle look ugly. The X3 looks so much nicer in the front without the plate.

But if you really want to put in on the bracket for my X3 was under the storage cover in the trunk and the screws for it were in the glove box.
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Old 11-15-2011, 09:33 AM
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Wow, your the first person I have seen that actually wants to install a front plate. I am legally suppose to run a front plate but I'm not and taking my chances because they just make the front of the vehicle look ugly. The X3 looks so much nicer in the front without the plate.

But if you really want to put in on the bracket for my X3 was under the storage cover in the trunk and the screws for it were in the glove box.
Yes, but the OP has a German plate he wants to put on the front. He is in a no-front-plate state. The plastic holder will not be the right size for a German plate.
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Old 11-15-2011, 11:09 PM
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I got the plate installed. Dealer drilled the holes for me and then I installed it. Was very easy. German plate is now on and looks good! Thanks!
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