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How do I remove the rear license plate?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by mibaro2, Apr 24, 2014.

  1. mibaro2

    mibaro2 Member

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    Does anyone know how to remove the license plate on the model S (the rear one with the chrome Tesla holder)? :confused:
    I've tried turning the chrome covers, but it doesn't seem to do anything. Never thought I would ask how to remove a license plate!

    I'm going to put on personalized plates.
     
  2. SF_Ben

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    You have to pull off the covers to expose the screws behind them. Just pull out - very easy.
     
  3. mibaro2

    mibaro2 Member

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    Thanks...was not sure if would break anything or if it was meant to be pulled off.
    Now I know.
    Awesome response time !
     
  4. SF_Ben

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    What's your personalized license? Mine is "USE KWHS"
     
  5. mibaro2

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    Since it is for my wife and I, we got " R TESLA "
    I've seen some really ingenious plates on the model S.
     
  6. ThosEM

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    You're reminding me of something I had forgotten: the frustrating job of putting new plates on ours during the first few days we had it. We had already gotten the plates in advance. But when trying to install them, first, there was no chrome Tesla frame on the car, and second, I had a devil of a time getting the paper temporary plate off the car because the screw anchors just rotated around in their holes, and offered no purchase to keep them from turning. It was even harder getting screws back into them with the new plate.

    Anyhow, I have an SC appointment to have the hitch catcher installed, and will see what can be done about this as well. Thanks for the reminder.
     
  7. Chet

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    We just ordered the identical plate here in California for our daughter-in-law, whose name is "Rosemary."
     

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