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Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Accessories and Modifications' started by Taxi/Limo, Aug 8, 2016.

  1. Taxi/Limo

    Taxi/Limo Active Member

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    Hi All
    I need to put a front license plate on my prius.
    I notice there are a couple little indents on my front bumper but no holes . Do I need to drill holes or something else here to mount a plate ??
    Thanks

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    Mine came with the bumper drilled for license plate. Im guessing you have to drill yours to mount license plate
     
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    You will need the front plate holder as well, to mount the front plate to.
     
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    Please don't drill into your bumper! Purchase a plate relocation kit from ebay or amazon.
     
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    I have never heard of a relocation kit

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    ...or just use some self-tapping screws. The bumper is only plastic, after all...
     
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    There's a standard bracket available from Toyota, the dealership will have it for sure. Looks like this:

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    Brah, no.
     
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    I probably get one of those relocation kits

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    Our state (Virginia) requires front licence plates. Somewhere on Priuschat I saw a different way to mount the OEM licence plate holder... instead of hooking the license plate mount's bottom grab brackets to the top of the grill opening slats, it looks a lot better to hook these grab brackets to the very bottom of the grill opening slats. This moves the licence plate from mostly above the grill to a mostly "within the grill" alignment, and IMHO looks much much better.ofncourse, the top screw holes must move down as well.

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    Check regs, for how low it can be. You might be ok. It would be a bit of grill block?
     
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    I Winter-block my grille every year and it hasn't been a problem as the licence plate holder sits in front of the grille other than the two hook-tab arms.

    In the Summer, it's the top two grille openingsthat are key for cooling / ventilating the inverter radiator as well as the top of the normal radiator (heat rises etc).

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    I checked with an ebay seller and he tells me most plate relocation kits do requre drilling so I have two questions
    1 Are there any plate relocation kits for the 2010 Prius that do not require drilling into the bumper?
    2 Which tow point license plate mounting kits will work with the prius?
     
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    The tow hook plate holders I have seen that work with the Prius are around 40 dollars Are there any going for around 20?

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