Jump to content
autobon7

Need pic of factory front license plate holder

10 posts / 707 viewsLast Reply

Recommended Posts

I have owned 2 02s and neither had the factory plate holder (front). Both had a newer dealer plate holder. I'd rather not advertise for a stealership I'm not associated with. Anyone have a factory holder for sale?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

not 100% sure there ever was one...

t

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Look closely.

May be available new if no one has a used one. Section 51/31 Vehicle trim/exterior trim section.

4-19-082copy_zpsaf93588c.jpg

frontlicensebracket_zpsf7d8969e.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Realoem shows this. You would need to check to see if the hardware is still available

11b608f724f6e4770b51974980257167.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the pic.....absolutely fabulous car btw.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

All the houses are offering a oem license plate holder, its the full size plate holder with long bolts to go through bumper, got mine at pelicanparts but know bavauto and others carry the 12 dollar part, its clean and wears BMW tags. I modified mine for the rear end but seems to be a bolt on for front

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The plate has to be either all above or all below the bumper, and it looks odd. Better to make a license plate-sized panel out of aluminum and fasten that to the license plate holder at its midpoint, then bolt the license plate to the panel. That way the license plate is half above and half below the bumper and looks much better, IMHO.

mike

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

U.S.-spec square taillight cars came with a satin black front license plate holder, even in states that do not require two plates. I have my original holder but don't wish to part with it. The big bumpers are pre-drilled for the holders and, as Mike suggested for the round taillight cars, the factory square taillight holders are centered on the bumper, vertically and horizontally.

Double check with Steve Blunt: OEM has been available up until recently, and I seem to recall they were under $20 bucks. If they are NLA, both NOS and used ones pop up on eBay regularly. I would think that the square taillight holder could even be easily adapted for round taillight bumpers.

Here's a bumper listed on eBay with the holder still in place, albeit bent and rusted:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-2002-2002tii-Front-Bumper-Complete-with-License-Mount-Sides-Mount-Plates-/290856491800?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&fits=Make%3ABMW%7CModel%3A2002&hash=item43b865db18&vxp=mtr

Steve

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I purchased mine from a BMW dealer, it's relatively inexpensive. Use the p/n listed at real oem to order. It looks exactly like the one in Bill's picture above.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.




×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.