Remove front license plate panel/filler plate? - AudiWorld Forums

Go Back  AudiWorld Forums > Audi Models > Audi A3 / S3 /RS 3 > Audi A3 / S3 / RS3
Reload this Page > Remove front license plate panel/filler plate?
Notices
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 Discussion forum for the 8L and 8P Audi A3 S3 and RS3
Sponsored by: Audi Online Parts

Remove front license plate panel/filler plate?

Reply

 
 
Old 02-17-2012, 11:32 AM
  #1
AudiWorld Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 181
Default Remove front license plate panel/filler plate?

What is involved to replace the filler plate with a license plate bracket on the front of a 2012 A3? TIA
ben721364 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2012, 02:12 PM
  #2
AudiWorld Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 894
Default

From the pics on ECS Tuning site, it appears to snap into place. To remove, you'll need access from behind the grille to undo the clips.

<a href="http://www.ecstuning.com/Audi-A3-Quattro-2.0T/Exterior/Body/ES262966/#">2009+ front plate filler</a>


2008 and earlier are easier to install/remove. Held on with plastic tabs up top and couple of screws on the bottom.
Gettysburg is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2012, 02:17 PM
  #3
AudiWorld Super User
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Posts: 2,455
Default

Originally Posted by Gettysburg View Post
From the pics on ECS Tuning site, it appears to snap into place. To remove, you'll need access from behind the grille to undo the clips.

<a href="http://www.ecstuning.com/Audi-A3-Quattro-2.0T/Exterior/Body/ES262966/#">2009+ front plate filler</a>


2008 and earlier are easier to install/remove. Held on with plastic tabs up top and couple of screws on the bottom.
The OP wants to go the other way.

http://www.ecstuning.com/Audi-A3-Qua...ille/ES457290/

Last edited by MikeSS; 02-17-2012 at 02:26 PM.
MikeSS is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2012, 12:48 AM
  #4
AudiWorld Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 181
Default

Thanks much. It also appears to me that access from the rear is necessary. Do you (or anyone else) know how to gain access? Does the upper portion of the grill have to be removed to get to the clips?

Thanks again.

Originally Posted by Gettysburg View Post
From the pics on ECS Tuning site, it appears to snap into place. To remove, you'll need access from behind the grille to undo the clips.

<a href="http://www.ecstuning.com/Audi-A3-Quattro-2.0T/Exterior/Body/ES262966/#">2009+ front plate filler</a>


2008 and earlier are easier to install/remove. Held on with plastic tabs up top and couple of screws on the bottom.
ben721364 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2012, 05:01 AM
  #5
AudiWorld Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 894
Default

Originally Posted by MikeSS View Post
Regardless of the direction he's going, either plate mounts the same way. The link I provided included an image of the backside of filler plate plate (w/clips)
Gettysburg is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2012, 06:07 AM
  #6
AudiWorld Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 181
Default

Originally Posted by Gettysburg View Post
Regardless of the direction he's going, either plate mounts the same way. The link I provided included an image of the backside of filler plate plate (w/clips)
Thanks for the link/pic. Do you know the easiest/quickest way to gain access to the clips? Is it by removing the upper portion of the grill, and if so, how?

TIA
ben721364 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2012, 08:39 AM
  #7
AudiWorld Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 894
Default

My guess is the front bumper cover(w/grille) would have to come off. Hidden fastening points may look great, but it sucks when you need to access them.
Gettysburg is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2012, 09:27 AM
  #8
AudiWorld Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 181
Default

Originally Posted by Gettysburg View Post
My guess is the front bumper cover(w/grille) would have to come off. Hidden fastening points may look great, but it sucks when you need to access them.
Thanks. Hopefully someone who has done the job will chime in.
ben721364 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2012, 10:14 AM
  #9
AudiWorld Newcomer
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 3
Default Front plate

any idea if those directions are still good for the 2011-12 years?
2011A3QUATTROSLINE is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2012, 10:18 AM
  #10
AudiWorld Newcomer
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 3
Default

Originally Posted by 2011A3QUATTROSLINE View Post
any idea if those directions are still good for the 2011-12 years?
meh nevermind my last. From what i gather this thread was asking how to replace it with the filler. i want to remove it all together so its just the grill with no license holder or filler plate. If you were to remove the filler plate would it be a clean grill underneath?
2011A3QUATTROSLINE is offline  
Reply With Quote
 
 
 

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
ECS Tuning-Audi
A4 (B8 Platform) Discussion
17
08-08-2017 04:38 AM
Jan_PL_S6
Vehicles For Sale
12
11-27-2015 07:27 AM
ECS Tuning-Audi
A4 (B7 Platform) Discussion
0
09-01-2015 09:16 AM
ECS Tuning-Audi
Audi A5 / S5 / RS5 Coupe & Cabrio (B8)
0
09-01-2015 08:27 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:50 PM.


 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: