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Old 11-25-2008, 06:03 PM   #1
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Question Removing front license plate filler

So I just got my plates for the Cruise Missile (that'* with an *, since Maryland requires two plates).

I've been searching the boards to find out how to remove the filler. How do I remove the front license plate filler without destroying it so that I can mount the plate? (I'm moving to NC in June, so I want to keep the filler intact)

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there are 2 push pins in the bottom (facing the ground) remove them, and remove the filler
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Yeah, I saw those. The removal of the pins must be the hard part; I thought I was doing something wrong. (I probably still am... )
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you will see little slots in the bottom of the pins, stick a small flat head in there and pry at it, the inner part will pull down and the pin will pull out easily

for putting it back on reverse the process, if you dont pull the middle piece down it won't go in at all, i tried for a half hour to get mine back on before i finally figured it out
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you will see little slots in the bottom of the pins, stick a small flat head in there and pry at it, the inner part will pull down and the pin will pull out easily

for putting it back on reverse the process, if you dont pull the middle piece down it won't go in at all, i tried for a half hour to get mine back on before i finally figured it out
I'll try that in a bit. Thanks.
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UPDATE:

Done. Almost destroyed one of the pins in the process, but with some twisting of the screwdriver in that slot (may be hard to picture), that part was accomplished.

Also had to dislodge the tabs up top, but I figured out how. I had to push in two other tabs on the bumper in order to loose the tabs on the filler, then take everything loose.

Thanks for you guys' help. This may be useful for someone else in the future.
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