TEG
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Charge port door license plate experiment

Mon May 30, 2011 1:21 pm

I am trying something out:
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Made an acrylic cover to replace the regular charge port door.
Mounted the license plate underneath.
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Re: Charge port door license plate experiment

Mon May 30, 2011 1:24 pm

Slick! I like :D
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Re: Charge port door license plate experiment

Mon May 30, 2011 2:02 pm

+1

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Re: Charge port door license plate experiment

Mon May 30, 2011 2:08 pm

Very nice!
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Re: Charge port door license plate experiment

Mon May 30, 2011 2:51 pm

good idea.
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Re: Charge port door license plate experiment

Mon May 30, 2011 3:47 pm

More pictures!

You can also paint the inside of the lid to match the car, leaving a "window" for the license plate.

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Re: Charge port door license plate experiment

Mon May 30, 2011 4:10 pm

Woah, I like, where can order one :)
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Re: Charge port door license plate experiment

Mon May 30, 2011 4:58 pm

+1 ! Nicely done.
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Re: Charge port door license plate experiment

Mon May 30, 2011 6:27 pm

I love it, touché! More info please!

Is having the plate under the acrylic within code?

I should add that it reminds me of my old Mercury where the gas cap was under the fold down rear plate.
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Re: Charge port door license plate experiment

Mon May 30, 2011 7:25 pm

Spies wrote:Is having the plate under the acrylic within code?

I love it too.. but, no..
See CVC 5201:
(2) The installation of a license plate security cover is not a violation of this subdivision if the device does not obstruct or impair the recognition of the license plate information, including, but not limited to, the issuing state, license plate number, and registration tabs, and the cover is limited to the area directly over the top of the registration tabs. No portion of a license plate security cover shall rest over the license plate number.

A casing, shield, frame, border, product, or other device that obstructs or impairs the reading or recognition of a license plate by an electronic device operated by state or local law enforcement, an electronic device operated in connection with a toll road, high-occupancy toll lane, toll bridge, or other toll facility, or a remote emission sensing device, as specified in Sections 44081 and 44081.6 of the Health and Safety Code, shall not be installed on, or affixed to, a vehicle.

Otherwise, we'd all have nice covers over our license plates that make them invisible to photo-ticket cameras.

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