SaturnFans.com
what's new (beta) - classifieds - forums - photos


Go Back   SaturnFans.com Forums > Models > Saturn S-Series > S-Series General
Register FAQ Members List Groups Calendar Chat Room Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-11-2006, 12:08 AM   #1
APE992
Member
APE992 is on a distinguished road
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Wine Country, CA
Posts: 84

1996 SL2
Default Front license plate holder removal

I got a car bra to cover up the ugly on my previous post. Too much to repaint or get a new bumper. SaturnAccesories.cm had the bra for $99 so I was more than happy to pay for it.

Remove plate and what do I see but 3 plastic bolts with no way to remove them. Stupid me already removed the thread for the license plate hole on the bra so theres probably no way to return the thing now.

My options:

1) Do the stupid thing and try to break the bolts as suggested. - With my luck I'll end up breaking the entire bumper and something else.

2) Take it to the dealer, demand they wash it then install it for whatever fee. Surely if they have a hole for the plate they intended for you to use it with one and know of a method.

This is California btw, a 2 plate state. Any other suggestions would be appreciated.

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to APE992's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help APE992 reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
APE992 is offline   Reply With Quote
SaturnFans.com Sponsored Links
Old 07-11-2006, 12:13 AM   #2
andy_95sl2
Master Member
andy_95sl2 is on a distinguished road
 
andy_95sl2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Grafenwoehr, Germany
Posts: 3,207
 
Default Re: Front license plate holder removal

with my 95 SL2, the bracket is held on by plastic rivets. You have to break the rivets to take off the bracket. Just grab the rivets with needle nose pliers and squeeze really hard to make it slip out. You'll see what i mean when you break the rivets. You have to get new rivets from the dealer or use nuts and bolts when you reinstall it. I had to remove my entire front fascia just to install my bracket after the rivets broke.

...
2004 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon -> daily & toy =)
2009 BMW 128i -> sold
2003 VW GTI 1.8T -> wrecked
1998 Saturn SL2 -> parted out
1995 Saturn SL2 -> sold
1995 Saturn SL2 -> sold

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to andy_95sl2's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help andy_95sl2 reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
andy_95sl2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2006, 12:21 AM   #3
APE992
Member
APE992 is on a distinguished road
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Wine Country, CA
Posts: 84

1996 SL2
Default Re: Front license plate holder removal

Mines a 96 SL2, if I'm lucky I'll be able to do that.

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to APE992's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help APE992 reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
APE992 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2006, 07:45 AM   #4
SaturnTech
Senior Member
SaturnTech is on a distinguished road
 
SaturnTech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: East Syracuse, NY
Posts: 1,525
Default Re: Front license plate holder removal

If you need two license plates, why are you trying to remove the front plate bracket? The bra should slip on around the plate frame.

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to SaturnTech's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help SaturnTech reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
SaturnTech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2006, 11:47 AM   #5
Renegade
Junior Member
Renegade is on a distinguished road
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Posts: 37
 

1992 SC2
Default Re: Front license plate holder removal

I had mine off, then i bought a car bra and it had the plate hole in it, and they said the bra wasn't warrenteied if the plate holder was off.... so on it went.... just got a cool plate for the front.. I have a pic of it in my photos section.

...
I know there is no 92 SC2, but thats what the VIN says..... Ya...

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to Renegade's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help Renegade reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
Renegade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2006, 11:50 AM   #6
itsmesillybubba
Senior Member
itsmesillybubba is on a distinguished road
 
itsmesillybubba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Posts: 1,104
 

2006 ION-3 Quad Coupe
Default Re: Front license plate holder removal

Quote:
Originally Posted by SaturnTech
If you need two license plates, why are you trying to remove the front plate bracket? The bra should slip on around the plate frame.

+2 on that

...
Friendship is like peeing your pants, everyone can see it, but only you can feel the true warmth.
My 95 SL1 is gone :(

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to itsmesillybubba's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help itsmesillybubba reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
itsmesillybubba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2006, 11:51 AM   #7
itsmesillybubba
Senior Member
itsmesillybubba is on a distinguished road
 
itsmesillybubba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Posts: 1,104
 

2006 ION-3 Quad Coupe
Default Re: Front license plate holder removal

Quote:
Originally Posted by APE992
2) Take it to the dealer, demand they wash it then install it for whatever fee. Surely if they have a hole for the plate they intended for you to use it with one and know of a method.......

What makes you so damn special that you demand them to do it for free?

...
Friendship is like peeing your pants, everyone can see it, but only you can feel the true warmth.
My 95 SL1 is gone :(

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to itsmesillybubba's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help itsmesillybubba reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
itsmesillybubba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2006, 12:49 PM   #8
APE992
Member
APE992 is on a distinguished road
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Wine Country, CA
Posts: 84

1996 SL2
Default Re: Front license plate holder removal

Quote:
Originally Posted by itsmesillybubba
What makes you so damn special that you demand them to do it for free?
I said "fee" not "free". The actual install I'd be more than happy to pay for, but If I drove from where I'm at to the closest dealer where my car came from (Fairfield, CA) I would expect some sort of car washing to be included either for free or for pay. 20 miles or so of highway and I washed it last night to apply it this morning.

As for applying it with the front frame still on, it might work. I've just never seen or heard anyone put one on without removing it first.

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to APE992's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help APE992 reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
APE992 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2006, 12:49 PM   #9
andy_95sl2
Master Member
andy_95sl2 is on a distinguished road
 
andy_95sl2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Grafenwoehr, Germany
Posts: 3,207
 
Default Re: Front license plate holder removal

Quote:
Originally Posted by APE992
2) Take it to the dealer, demand they wash it then install it for whatever fee.
reading > you

...
2004 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon -> daily & toy =)
2009 BMW 128i -> sold
2003 VW GTI 1.8T -> wrecked
1998 Saturn SL2 -> parted out
1995 Saturn SL2 -> sold
1995 Saturn SL2 -> sold

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to andy_95sl2's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help andy_95sl2 reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
andy_95sl2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2006, 01:41 PM   #10
itsmesillybubba
Senior Member
itsmesillybubba is on a distinguished road
 
itsmesillybubba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Posts: 1,104
 

2006 ION-3 Quad Coupe
Default Re: Front license plate holder removal

Quote:
Originally Posted by APE992
I said "fee" not "free". The actual install I'd be more than happy to pay for, but If I drove from where I'm at to the closest dealer where my car came from (Fairfield, CA) I would expect some sort of car washing to be included either for free or for pay. 20 miles or so of highway and I washed it last night to apply it this morning.

As for applying it with the front frame still on, it might work. I've just never seen or heard anyone put one on without removing it first.

Damn my eyes are getting bad......must be from staring at these 2 - 20" monitors all day....sorry dude

...
Friendship is like peeing your pants, everyone can see it, but only you can feel the true warmth.
My 95 SL1 is gone :(

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to itsmesillybubba's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help itsmesillybubba reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
itsmesillybubba is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Front License Plate Holder unit731 Ion General 2 10-01-2008 07:36 AM
Front License Plate Holder LuzianaAuraLuvr Aura General 5 09-11-2008 12:49 AM
Front license plate holder GlennCoco S-Series General 2 03-18-2008 12:41 PM
How Do I Remove The Front License Plate Holder? LV Hospice RN S-Series General 6 05-16-2005 04:23 PM
Front License Plate Holder Slidder Classifieds 8 05-31-2000 03:48 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:25 PM.

Advanced Forum Search | Advanced Photo Search


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SaturnFans.com. The Saturn Enthusiasts Site.