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 Post subject: in place of the license plate
PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:46 pm 
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Hi all, do someone have some info on what is the purpose of the black plastic protrusion that is where the european front license place would go?

I asked the dealer but did not get a really satisfying answer.


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 Post subject: Re: in place of the license plate
PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 1:21 am 
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Is that not the radar sensor for the adaptive cruise control.


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 Post subject: Re: in place of the license plate
PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 8:22 am 
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I'm under the impression that the radar thing is the round lens at the very base of the grill...


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 Post subject: Re: in place of the license plate
PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 2:05 am 
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Dominic wrote:
Hi all, do someone have some info on what is the purpose of the black plastic protrusion that is where the european front license place would go?

I asked the dealer but did not get a really satisfying answer.

I specifically ordered "Front License Delete" option thinking this would get rid of that black plate. However, all I got was an extra plate with the word "e-tron" to go on top of that black plate where the license plate will normally go. To the poster that responded about the radar for adaptive cruise control. We're not talking about that round protruding thing beneath this black plate thing.


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 Post subject: Re: in place of the license plate
PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:31 pm 
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I guess you got this:

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So that is just an empty plastic cover. The full grille without that cover or plate would look really better. That's a weird thing.

Thanks Bruintoo for the info.


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 Post subject: Re: in place of the license plate
PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:13 pm 
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Yeah.. so here is the deal with the license plate. (I ordered an etron a year and a 1/2 ago and got it Jan 15) . The grill in the us marketing materials show no front plastic bits. This is a photo shop. When I first saw the car, I almost didn't buy it because of the huge plastic psuedo euro license plate. You can't get rid of it. It is part of the grill and the audi chrome grill stops at the plastic. Anyway, I tried to order the Euro license plate blank insert, to get rid of the american bulbous one, but no.. you can't order it in the states. You can order a Euro frame and plate aftermarket in the States from lots of websites.

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 Post subject: Re: in place of the license plate
PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:37 am 
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bruintoo wrote:
I specifically ordered "Front License Delete" option thinking this would get rid of that black plate. However, all I got was an extra plate with the word "e-tron" to go on top of that black plate where the license plate will normally go. To the poster that responded about the radar for adaptive cruise control. We're not talking about that round protruding thing beneath this black plate thing.


Thanks for the details.... can you tell me how it is connected? Is it just clipped in place or?


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 Post subject: Re: in place of the license plate
PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:38 am 
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Sorry, also, where does the license plate go if I live in a place (Canada) that requires a front license plate? It's the same shape as the USA plates, not the European ones...


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 Post subject: Re: in place of the license plate
PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:40 am 
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Here's a front-on shot of the Front License Plate Delete option

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 Post subject: Re: in place of the license plate
PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:21 am 
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Here's what the e-Tron looks like with a North American front license plate. The plate holder is on the 'front license plate delete' plastic piece from the looks of it.

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