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black plastic piece in glovebox

Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:45 am
by DaveinOlyWA
although i saw it when i took delivery, i have just now got around to looking at it. so what it for?

i thought i was like an additional shelf for glove box, but it does not appear to fit

Re: black plastic piece in glovebox

Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:50 am
by mwalsh
DaveinOlyWA wrote:although i saw it when i took delivery, i have just now got around to looking at it. so what it for?

i thought i was like an additional shelf for glove box, but it does not appear to fit
Do you got a picture? Nothing like that in my glove box.

Re: black plastic piece in glovebox

Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:40 pm
by DaveinOlyWA
ok here ye go
Image

Re: black plastic piece in glovebox

Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:45 pm
by mwalsh
DaveinOlyWA wrote:ok here ye go
Front license plate holder. Should be a fitting kit with it (screws etc...)

Re: black plastic piece in glovebox

Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:48 pm
by DaveinOlyWA
ya it has screws...hmmm, if i hide it i wonder if they will make me put it on. WA State requires front license plate but my Zenn never had one and i drove it daily for 3 years. never had an issue with it.

Re: black plastic piece in glovebox

Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:50 pm
by BruinLEAFer
DaveinOlyWA wrote:ya it has screws...hmmm, if i hide it i wonder if they will make me put it on. WA State requires front license plate but my Zenn never had one and i drove it daily for 3 years. never had an issue with it.
Did you ask your PD not to install it?

Re: black plastic piece in glovebox

Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:53 pm
by mwalsh
DaveinOlyWA wrote:ya it has screws...hmmm, if i hide it i wonder if they will make me put it on. WA State requires front license plate but my Zenn never had one and i drove it daily for 3 years. never had an issue with it.
CA requires one too. But I drove my Contour for 10 years without getting a ticket for having it missing. I only put it on when I sold the car, to save the new owner any grief more than anything. I would say leave it off and then see if the PoPo will issue a "fix it" ticket instead of a citation (if they can do that up there).

Bruin....yeah, I asked my PD to leave it off.

Re: black plastic piece in glovebox

Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:07 pm
by DarkStar
Oregon law is kinda funny regarding the front license plate. The way the law is written, you're only required to have a front license plate if you are supplied with two plates. If you are supplied with one plate, it is required to go on the rear of the vehicle.

The law also states though that passenger vehicles are provided two plates, so I guess I couldn't just tell the officer that I was only sent one!

BTW, Portland police love to give tickets for not having a front plate. One of my co-workers has received two tickets in the last six months while he was parked on the street in downtown! :D

Re: black plastic piece in glovebox

Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:00 pm
by wgs1912
Florida does not require front plates so we leave them all off unless someone wants it put on. I like the look of most cars better without them. Some people will choose a different car just because the braket is on the car.

Re: black plastic piece in glovebox

Posted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:22 am
by garygid
I thought that old CA "law" required a front plate UNLESS
the manufacturer did not provide a place to mount the front plate.

But, what is the CA plate-mounting "law" now?