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    DIY: Euro Plate Filler Install

    Euro Plate filler install

    Take off your plate



    Remove the white things and screws





    Align the plate filler how you want it, and come from the backside (in the trunk) and mark where you'll need to drill



    Marks:



    Holes drilled



    While it's out, file down the section where the trunk lid opener handle cylinder thing is, so it will clear it



    Throw away the old screws, and get some nuts and bolts



    Put some foam/towels behind the filler so there aren't any rattles ;)



    Align the plate filler and put on the bottom 2 bolts (my plate frame only has 2 holes)



    Put on the plate...and it's done!


    #2
    Nice.

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      #3
      ^+1

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        #4
        I would recommend an expanding rivet and screw with a bit of silicon instead of your method. A bit more weatherproof. ;)

        Double sided foam tape also does wonders for mounting and raddle proofing as well.

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          #5
          Cool, I shoulda done one of these last summer.
          BTW, did you restore your license plate? I wanna do that to mine...
          how did you do that? Mine's discolored and cracking all over.

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            #6
            Don't use rags - a couple dabs of silicone, or a few squares of sound deadening. Outdoor double sided tape could work too.

            Although the paint is "waterproof" to some degree, I bet it would eventually loose that fight and rust(It's not ship hull paint) - you won't know about it till you've got water in your trunk.
            Originally posted by Matt-B
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              #7
              Nice write up!
              I agree with Mr Graves..
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                #8
                Originally posted by george graves View Post
                Don't use rags - a couple dabs of silicone, or a few squares of sound deadening. Outdoor double sided tape could work too.

                Although the paint is "waterproof" to some degree, I bet it would eventually loose that fight and rust(It's not ship hull paint) - you won't know about it till you've got water in your trunk.
                I usually wouldn't use rags, but that's the only thing I had around.

                What paint are you talking about?

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by freeride53 View Post
                  BTW, did you restore your license plate? I wanna do that to mine...
                  how did you do that? Mine's discolored and cracking all over.
                  Yep..I sanded down the old paint. Painted it with some white krylon. Went over the letters with black indiana ink using a thin paint brush. Clear coated it. Put the sticker on..Done!

                  It's illegal though ;)

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                    #10
                    my trunk lid seems to make contact with the plate filler when closing it. i filed the section for the cylinder to go through, but im still getting a little contact. its no big deal as the trunk still closes, im just concerned that ill crack the plate filler. does anyone else have this happening? would it be worth filing more sections down on the backside to get it to fit a bit more flush under the lid? sorry to rehash an old thread, but id appreciate the advice.
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                      #11
                      How I did mine:



                      I drilled holes into the plate filler in order to keep the original license plate moutning holes.



                      This is how I decided to solve water getting into my trunk.





                      All mounted with double stick tape.


                      Originally posted by SpasticDwarf
                      Honestly I built it just to have a place to sit and listen to Hotline Bling on repeat.

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                        #12
                        Yep I took those white clips out....but filled them in w silicone...def recommend doing that plus around the back side of the screws like pictured above.
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                          #13
                          Btw the two bottom holes I didn't put screws in...just filled the holes w silicone.

                          Lambo...doesn't urs bulge at the bottom from the plug screws? Can't tell from the pics.
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                          Current:
                          '05 BMW M3 - Silver Grey/Imola Red
                          '90 BMW 325iX - Sterling Silver/Houndstooth sport(5-speed converted)
                          '15 Mini Countryman - Blazing Red/Carbon Black

                          Past:
                          '01 Audi Allroad - Light Silver/Platinum Saber Black
                          '88 BMW 325iX - Diamond Schwarz/Silver sport *Sold*
                          '01.5 1.8TQ - Brilliant Black/Nogaro Alcantara ...after 8.5yrs, *Sold* =(
                          '90 BMW 325i - Schwarz/Tan sport *Sold*
                          '89 BMW 325ix - Diamond Schwarz/Black sport *Sold*

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                            #14
                            There are two different screw holders. Most us cars come with the thicker ones. If you use the thinner ones or grind the stock ones to 1/3 of original size the filler will sit flush.
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                              #15
                              Originally posted by audiquattrot View Post
                              Lambo...doesn't urs bulge at the bottom from the plug screws? Can't tell from the pics.
                              Nope, sits perfectly fine.

                              Originally posted by SpasticDwarf
                              Honestly I built it just to have a place to sit and listen to Hotline Bling on repeat.

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