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Front License Plate Holder

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<_< Hi Folks, I have a new (to me) 03 996 Cab and I am having a helluva time trying to keep the front license plate mounted. I live in a state where the front plate is required and I have not found a bombproof way to make sure that Porsche's plastic plugs stay in the bumper. Has anyone solved this? I just had the dealer replace all the front license plate hardware and this evening I can home to find the whole thing lying in the garage. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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How about actual body work?

I am working on actual fill-in the hole and paint over DIY.

based on "Home Curb-Rash Repair"


wish me luck!




Ditch the plate, order from BumperPlugs.com.  Done.


Sounds like your holes were reamed.  Try a larger screw into the white anchor, and that should hold it in, if you are compelled to run with a front plate.

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I've had the same experience. I found that a thicker and longer screw solved the problem.

All, thank you for the comments, Eric as much as I admire your product, I have already been stopped by the local police for not having the front plate, since the entire assembly (license, mounting plate, plugs and screws) were in the front storage area she let me off the hook. Doubt I will be as luck next time.

Eric, btw, you mentioned a white plug, the ones the dealer gave me are black, should I be looking for something different? If so, any ideas where they can be had.

Bavarian, I will try the larger screw trick and see if that works.

Appreciate the assistance!!

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My car has a black anchor which goes in the opening in the bumper--it expands once the screw is inserted. I'm on my second one already, as my front plate got hit by a piece of tire retread on the NJ turnpike at 80 mph. which ripped the license plate and it's bracket off the car--that's why I needed a larger screw to hold everything in place...

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