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Taos 2022 1.5T S

Just purchased this car and cannot figure out how to install the front license plate, no instructions?
 

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In my experience front plates do not have ANY screw points. This is so that states like Florida which don’t require front plates don’t have an ugly front.

Installing the holder requires aligning it correctly, marking the holes, using a small drill bit (narrower than screws) to drill holes, then using the mounting screws in those holes.

This is why the dealer should have done it…
 

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If you look at the photos on VW.com the plate sits higher than Canada Taos' picture. There are 2 screw holes at the bottom of the "holder" (maybe made by the dealer) which are used to secure the bottom 2 holes in the license plate. In the VW publicity shots the screws go through the holes at the bottom of the plate.
Also, the bottom of the holder (which is about 1/2 the height of a license plate) has rounded corners which match the rounded corners on the plate. So I think the "official" way to mount it is to have the bottom of the plate lined up with the bottom of the holder. In theory this would mean drilling 2 holes in the gloss black part of the bumper for the top screws... but I just used some double-sided sticky pads at the top so I didn't have to make holes.
Yeah, confused me too at first.

The frame in this picture is screwed in at the bottom.

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If you look at the photos on VW.com the plate sits higher than Canada Taos' picture. There are 2 screw holes at the bottom of the "holder" (maybe made by the dealer) which are used to secure the bottom 2 holes in the license plate. In the VW publicity shots the screws go through the holes at the bottom of the plate.
Also, the bottom of the holder (which is about 1/2 the height of a license plate) has rounded corners which match the rounded corners on the plate. So I think the "official" way to mount it is to have the bottom of the plate lined up with the bottom of the holder. In theory this would mean drilling 2 holes in the gloss black part of the bumper for the top screws... but I just used some double-sided sticky pads at the top so I didn't have to make holes.
Yeah, confused me too at first.

The frame in this picture is screwed in at the bottom.

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since picking up the car I’ve thought the lower part of the plate hanging over the silver lip spoils the lines. CRVW’s placement looks cleaner. Although, as stated, I hate the thought of drilling into that gloss black! The 2-sided tape is a nice alternative.
 

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I've never liked license plate frames either so you guys just made me pull it off again and reinstall without the frame. :)
I might need to gently bend the license plate to match the curvature of the bumper as the sticky pads at the top corners are having a hard time holding it in place.
I may even just drill screw holes but I'm pretty sure I can get the sticky pad thing to work well.
 

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Google tow hook license plate bracket it put the pate off to one side and you don’t have to drill any holes one of the Taos Facebook groups has a thread on it if I’m not mistaken
 
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