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    Thread: How do I remove the front tow point cover

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      04-12-2012 06:56 AM #1
      Hi Guys,

      For those of you that has removed the front tow point cover, how did you exactly do it? The manual says push the bottom part of the rhombus/square shaped cover however the picture says the top part. I tried both and couldn't get it to budge and I didn't want to force it the wrong way and break something.

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      04-12-2012 06:58 AM #2
      Ha, I just did this over the weekend and can't even remember exactly. But i'm pretty sure you press in the top since the bottom is attached with a little hook.

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      04-12-2012 08:13 AM #3
      thanks...anyone else?

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      04-12-2012 09:00 AM #4
      I used an old credit card, slide it under the bottom part of the cover and pry up slightly. It should take very little effort. Once it's sticking out slightly it will become apparent how it's latched to the bumper.

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      04-12-2012 09:54 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Draton View Post
      I used an old credit card, slide it under the bottom part of the cover and pry up slightly. It should take very little effort. Once it's sticking out slightly it will become apparent how it's latched to the bumper.
      100% correct I did mine on Monday when I got my plate mount in, very easy.

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      04-12-2012 12:19 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by climbingcue View Post
      100% correct I did mine on Monday when I got my plate mount in, very easy.

      Bill
      So it's safe to push on the top part which will lift the bottom part a little and then you can use the credit card to pry the bottom part?

    7. 04-12-2012 12:37 PM #7
      did you guys just remove the tow hook cover completely? or let it dangle?

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      04-12-2012 01:43 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by 96-mk3 View Post
      did you guys just remove the tow hook cover completely? or let it dangle?
      No need to use credit card just push on the top section and it will rotate out. Take it all the way off by just pushing the arrow shaped tab thru ring holding the connector.

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      04-12-2012 01:47 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by slapya View Post
      No need to use credit card just push on the top section and it will rotate out. Take it all the way off by just pushing the arrow shaped tab thru ring holding the connector.
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      04-12-2012 03:33 PM #10
      I had no issue popping mine out with my nails. I also had no issue getting the cover/cord taken out--there was a good description of how to do it in another thread on the forum.
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      04-12-2012 08:55 PM #12
      a credit card to get under there and pop it off
      Quote Originally Posted by johnnyR32 View Post
      IMO the best place for mounting a euro plate is in the trash.

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      04-12-2012 09:39 PM #13
      On a walk around my neighborhood tonight, I counted 20 cars with no front license plate at all, and four cars with tow point mounted frames. Most of the tow point mounted frames looked pretty crappy with one exception: a BMW 335 coupe with what looked like a USMillworks frame. Something about the position of the tow point on that car really gave the license a cool look. Not sure if it will look as nice on my R but I expect to be installing the frame this weekend, so we'll see. I'll probably be unable to remove the tow point cover and just leave the license in my trunk

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