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      01-09-2019, 11:00 PM   #1
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cannot drive off the lot without a license plate

The CA told me I cannot drive it off dealer parking lot
without a front license plate:

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My management won't drill holes on the bumper but you cannot drive off the lot without a license plate frame and plate on the front bumper. I would advise to bring your tow hook frame ready to be placed on along with the printed license plate provided by Finance Department. CA LAW requires all new vehicles to have mounted frames and license plated prior to driving off the BMW parking lot.
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Is it true for folks lives in CA?

I'm seeing so many new cars in the road without any plates (front and back). I don't know why dealership makes such big deal out of it.
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      01-09-2019, 11:12 PM   #2
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The CA told me I cannot drive it off dealer parking lot
without a front license plate:

"""
My management won't drill holes on the bumper but you cannot drive off the lot without a license plate frame and plate on the front bumper. I would advise to bring your tow hook frame ready to be placed on along with the printed license plate provided by Finance Department. CA LAW requires all new vehicles to have mounted frames and license plated prior to driving off the BMW parking lot.
"""

Is it true for folks lives in CA?

I'm seeing so many new cars in the road without any plates (front and back). I don't know why dealership makes such big deal out of it.
I picked up mine yesterday and they used 2-sided tape for the front temporary plate. I took it off as soon as I got home. New CA law.
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The CA told me I cannot drive it off dealer parking lot
without a front license plate:

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My management won't drill holes on the bumper but you cannot drive off the lot without a license plate frame and plate on the front bumper. I would advise to bring your tow hook frame ready to be placed on along with the printed license plate provided by Finance Department. CA LAW requires all new vehicles to have mounted frames and license plated prior to driving off the BMW parking lot.
"""

Is it true for folks lives in CA?

I'm seeing so many new cars in the road without any plates (front and back). I don't know why dealership makes such big deal out of it.
I picked up mine yesterday and they used 2-sided tape for the front temporary plate. I took it off as soon as I got home. New CA law.
I asked them not drill hole in front bumper.

do you have front plate frame mounted to hold the printed temporary license?

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      01-10-2019, 04:11 AM   #4
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Front licence plate frame too! What is this, I'm sure the law doesn't state you need to do free advertising for the dealer!

I'd do double sided tape, this is what they do for Euro delivery in for Munich Welt pickup. A heat gun or hair dryer will get off any residue.
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Front licence plate frame too! What is this, I'm sure the law doesn't state you need to do free advertising for the dealer!

I'd do double sided tape, this is what they do for Euro delivery in for Munich Welt pickup. A heat gun or hair dryer will get off any residue.
Feel the same.
Let's how it gonna end.
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I'd tape it on there drive 1ft off the lot and remove it
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I'd tape it on there drive 1ft off the lot and remove it
If they allow me to,
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I'd tape it on there drive 1ft off the lot and remove it
If they allow me to,
it would be mounted right? CA is a weird state for those types of things.
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My dealer said it just needs to be on when I take delivery. They used double sided tape and said what I do with it after I drive off is up to me. I took mine off immediately after I got home.
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How do you guys live in these fascist states that require front plates. #merica
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My dealer said it just needs to be on when I take delivery. They used double sided tape and said what I do with it after I drive off is up to me. I took mine off immediately after I got home.
The license plate [COLOR="DarkRed"]frame[/color] has to be on or just the printed paper license?
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My dealer said it just needs to be on when I take delivery. They used double sided tape and said what I do with it after I drive off is up to me. I took mine off immediately after I got home.
The license plate [COLOR="DarkRed"]frame[/color] has to be on or just the printed paper license?
Just the paper plate
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My dealer said it just needs to be on when I take delivery. They used double sided tape and said what I do with it after I drive off is up to me. I took mine off immediately after I got home.
The license plate [COLOR="DarkRed"]frame[/color] has to be on or just the printed paper license?
Just the paper plate
Got it, thx
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No frame, no delivery !

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Sorry we cannot use double tapes. All frames must be mounted in the front bumper or mounted through the tow hook frame so we can install the prince plates. We will not release the car without front frame. Sorry for the inconvenience but we must follow the CA LAW at all times.
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What a law obedient dealership

Man, it drives me nuts
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My dealership said essentially the same. They were very nice, but NYS is strict with the front plate law. I didn't have one on my M2 and was pulled over a few times for that reason. Made sure to never have a drink while driving it for that reason.

My CA just told me to bring in something to hold the plate on when I accept delivery and they won't drill holes. Any recommendations for a no-drill front plate holder?
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My dealership said essentially the same. They were very nice, but NYS is strict with the front plate law. I didn't have one on my M2 and was pulled over a few times for that reason. Made sure to never have a drink while driving it for that reason.

My CA just told me to bring in something to hold the plate on when I accept delivery and they won't drill holes. Any recommendations for a no-drill front plate holder?
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I had to being in a tow hook plate to get it off the lot. I'm in Canada
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cannot drive off the lot without a license plate

I had to bring in a tow hook plate to get it off the lot. I'm in Canada
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Xeno One of the nice things about living in OK, amiright?
Right. I am currently in Romania but I guess this thread is about front plates.

My dealer did not drill holes but gave me a frame for the front should I relocate while still driving the G05.
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I had to bring in a tow hook plate to get it off the lot. I'm in Canada
Seems have to do the same : , hope they won't force me to install it in front of them.

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