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Old 04-26-2010, 11:10 PM
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I moved to a state where the front plate is not needed. Can you take off the gray plastic thing that holds the license plate frame? Thanks.
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Yes, the entire front US plate assembly can be removed with a few screws to reveal the Euro plate holder underneath. If not fitting a Euro front plate, get a filler panel to keep the look clean.
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I replaced the front license plate holder with a filler plate - bought mine from madaudi.com
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will take a look. thanks.
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Dealer told me that whole plastic piece screws out and you can replace it. He said $100-200 to get the one w/out lic plate bracket.
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Is there a difference between the license plate holder for the S5, A5 and A5 S-Line or is it all the same dull grey piece?
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Originally Posted by nvofevery1 View Post
I moved to a state where the front plate is not needed. Can you take off the gray plastic thing that holds the license plate frame? Thanks.
You'll need a Torx driver. I think it's size 20 or 25.

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Dealer told me that whole plastic piece screws out and you can replace it. He said $100-200 to get the one w/out lic plate bracket.
Can be had for less.
http://www.ecstuning.com/Audi-B8_A5-...r/Body/Grille/

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Is there a difference between the license plate holder for the S5, A5 and A5 S-Line or is it all the same dull grey piece?
Nope - same one except for the color to match the grill.
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Don't forget to remove the license plate before trying to remove the holder, as there is a Torx screw that is covered the plate when installed. Other than that, it took me less than 5 minutes to remove the holder, clean the grille and install the filler.
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I went with the Piano Black (shiny) plate filler myself. Nice contrast with Ice Silver. It was cheaper than the matte gray one to boot. ECS Tuning as well.
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any of you guys know how to remove the license plate bracket on the 2013 RS5 model? I heard its just 2 Torx screws that are holding the bracket to the grill but not quite sure. Any info on this?
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