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Guyz/Gals,

I need some E46 rear pictures. If pics are too large (which is also good for me) please post only the link in order to keep the loading times short.

Thank you.

Alex
 

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Nothing special, really, but look at the color of the turn signals.

 

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Haus, where is the pic ? :D
 
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Hey Alex B,

What exactly are you doing with these? I know mine's an M3, but I could take pics from whatever angle and as large as you need pretty much whenever.....I'm sure many others would be happy to as well.
 

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atyclb said:
Hey Alex B,

What exactly are you doing with these? I know mine's an M3, but I could take pics from whatever angle and as large as you need pretty much whenever.....I'm sure many others would be happy to as well.
LOL! No worries, I'm collecting them and will be sending them to Designworks :D (j/k)

I'm trying to see if there's a difference of the registration plate holder and the mountings between the Euro and US models.

Someone at B.org asked me what a "Steuerung Kennzeichenbefestigung" is. (is the german word for Registration Plate adjustment) and is listed with the order code 992. This thingy doesn't exist here and is only for US cars (maybe for Canada too) Maybe I'll ask Jon what that is.
 

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atyclb said:
Alex--I've got a perfect one for you (I think) at home--I'll post it in about 30 minutes.
Thanks.
 
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Here you go. The 2 larger holes I assume are on all cars. Then the 4 smaller ones are to hold our plates in place. Those holes don't go all the way through to the sheetmetal though--they're just part of the black plastic piece. Perhaps THAT is what that part number/order code is.

 

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atyclb said:
Here you go. The 2 larger holes I assume are on all cars. Then the 4 smaller ones are to hold our plates in place. Those holes don't go all the way through to the sheetmetal though--they're just part of the black plastic piece. Perhaps THAT is what that part number/order code is.
You're maybe right. Thanks again. :thumb:

BTW, you suck again :D :bigpimp:
 

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That was me, Alex, that asked about option code 992. By the way, I did find it in the ETK: The term is used only for E46 sedan & touring models on the front bumper diagram, and only for the USA-style license plate holder. So for these models there are 3 options for the front bumper:
a. the trim strip (where no plate is needed)
b. the regular (Euro-size) license plate base
c. the USA-size license plate base (if car is fitted with option code S992 = Steurung Kennzeichenbefestigung)

So I think it is an easy answer: it is simply an alternative license plate base for those countries that use that size. For instance, Japanese market BMWs have 992, because they have registration plates that are taller but less wide that Euro ones -- about the same size as USA.
 
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