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I had the same problem that you have. After a half hour of cussing and scratching my head I found that the outside, flat surround area of the license plate bracket DOES snap out allowing your license plate to fit inside the bracket correctly. This flat, black plastic surround then snaps back into the bracket to enclose your license plate. Hope this helps some as I was as frustrated as you are now. Good luck.

Becareful not to pull to hard it is plastic and will break the plate slides in.
 

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How do you install license plates on these babies ? :leaving
Taking my chances with not using my plate or plate bracket on the front. As for the rear, it's the same as my C5 was. If you look carefully on the inside edge of the black plate frame there are 2 small slots on each side. You need to use a flat blade screwdriver and insert it into the slots to lift up the small locking tabs at each slot. Then the frame just pulls off easily. It's a little tricky but if you pull slighlty while pressing in the locking tabs it will come off without breaking it. :thumbs
 

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On my 05 it's just a matter of taking two bolts out, putting the plate in and then attaching the two bilts that you just took out. I guess it works differentely on older models.

Sarasota Joe
 

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One of the options is a black trim ring that goes around the license plate. Some dealers stick them on when they prep the SSR. If they do this you can't put the license plate on until you take the trim ring off. If you don't have this you didn't get all the options. :flag
 

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Trim ring

One thing, I made the mistake of thinking the trim ring for the rear was part of the front plate mount. Caused some confusion, me thinking the rear trim ring was missing, till I noticed the trim ring didn't actually fit the front bumper mount.

Front plates. Required in CA, but I haven't been bothered over it for more than 10 years. I do know a few people who, in the past, have gone out of their way to hassle the cops. They also typicaly get cited for things like missing plates, unused seatbelts...
 

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License Plate Screws

Has anyone tried tapping the license plate holes for a standard thread size? I've done that on other cars and it went well. What this does is give you an almost endless choice of hardware to mount the plate. I'm just starting to detail the small items of my recently purchased SSR. Some larger changes will be done over the winter months here in PA. For now, I just want to drive it!
 

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Welcome from TEXAS!!!! Help us help to help you, go to the "user CP" and fill in your Profile with where you live, the year of you SSR and other information, so we can see it on your posts and know how to help better or someone close to you can give manual assistance. Also-- I like folks putting their real name at the end of a post so we can put a REAL name with their site name when we meet personally!! I have not done this but I'm starting with this post-----NICK
 

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Has anyone tried tapping the license plate holes for a standard thread size? I've done that on other cars and it went well. What this does is give you an almost endless choice of hardware to mount the plate. I'm just starting to detail the small items of my recently purchased SSR. Some larger changes will be done over the winter months here in PA. For now, I just want to drive it!
Check out simple-engineering.com for many items for your SSR
including a license plate mount that does not require visible holes in the front facia.
 
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