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bodged on numberplate

tyson Jul 30, 2010

  1. tyson

    tyson Member

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    sorry to sound completely thick
    but how do you take the rear no. plate off i popped the black caps off the screws, and they were bolts :shrug:, i loosened them but they just keep spinning (dont come any looser).
     
  2. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    they usually self tap in a hard plastic grommet , maybe the grommet is spinning at the back, may have to break it off?
     
  3. S3 Nattie

    S3 Nattie Quattro ist für sissies

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    They are probably pretty rusty screws if they are just spinning. Give it a good pull on and it should come off. Only held in by them 2 screws.

    Nathan
     
  4. tyson

    tyson Member

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    the bolts go through the no. plate and into the bodywork im sure, well thats what it looks like. i tried yanking them out but dont want to do any damage as i need to put a new plate on.
     
  5. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    carfully with a stanley knife score a line running through the bolt hole to the top and snap the plate things should be more clearer then
     
  6. reptor245

    reptor245 Active Member

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    Slightly off topic but what Surrounds are you guys using? ive seen a few on fleebay and they look great.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

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    Just remove the tailgate trim and take a peak inside, you may find someone has actually used nuts and bolts, if not it's more likely you will have to break the plate off and cut or pull the screws out
     
  8. Dazboss

    Dazboss Like A Thristy Dingo ;)

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    Yeah i would mate. If they are bolted with nuts u'l have the back bit rolling around doing your head in lol.
     
  9. tyson

    tyson Member

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    yeah il have to do that then, ive got one of them wolfsburg surrounds to replace it but would i have to stock that on with double sided tape? or is there somewhere to self tap into on the back of the car?
     
  10. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    i would have had it sorted by now whats up with ya...lol
     
  11. subaru swift

    subaru swift Member

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    can you get custom surrounds & glad you got it off ok.
     
  12. DaveA3

    DaveA3 Audi A-Trizzle!

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    there are bolts around the back on mine at least but they are welded in place and theyre not moving for ****.

    i ended up drilling out the screws.

    sticky pads when my new plates come!
     
  13. tyson

    tyson Member

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    loll i know im slow!. going to pick some pressed plates up in a bit so i can snap the old no. plate off
     

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