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My dealer forgot to install the license plate bracket. They poked two holes under the license plate light to install the temporary plate. ::)

I found the bracket lying in the cargo compartment with all the hardware. Could someone please post a pix of a properly installed bracket. I know this is simple stuff, but it's a new toy and i don't want to mess it up. It's my first VW (or German car for that matter).

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You should take it back to the dealer and make them install it.
 

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I bought it from a dealer that is 120 miles from where I live. I could take it to a local VW in my city, but I could do it just as easily. I thought if someone here could snap a picture of how their LP frame was installed, I could make sure that I won't mess it up. I am trying to be careful because, with VW, one actually drills holes into the bumper to mount LP. I don't want to end up with a bumper that looks like a piece of Swiss cheese.

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niko597 said:
My dealer forgot to install the license plate bracket. They poked two holes under the license plate light to install the temporary plate. ::)

I found the bracket lying in the cargo compartment with all the hardware. Could someone please post a pix of a properly installed bracket. I know this is simple stuff, but it's a new toy and i don't want to mess it up. It's my first VW (or German car for that matter).

Thanks a bunch!
same thing with mine. I havent put mine on yet, i guess ill be undergoing that adventure this weekend.
 

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I found out that drilling holes in the back bumper to install the LP is the correct method. Finally, someone from the stealership called after I gave them low scores in the survey. Spoke with a guy at length about it. It turned out that the LP frame i was referring to is for the front LP, if your state requires one.

Still, my gripe is that the original two holes that the stealership drilled in my back bumper are crooked. I'll have to re-drill bigger holes and try to remedy the problem. I feel like telling them that next time they purchase a $26k item, call me over and I'll gladly screw it up for them :mad:
 

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I just got a chrome LP frame and installed it... sorta. My original plastic frame from the dealer where I bought the GTI was only attached with two screws (and thus only 2 screw holes in rear bumper) and it worked so far for 3.5 years. So I only used two screws on the top of the plate, do you guys think this'll do? Anyone with any experience of having only used two screws to screw in their LP frame and having it come loose? I'd like to avoid making more holes in my bumper if I could, cause I'll probably mess it up.
 
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