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Old March 26th, 2011, 14:33   #1
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Default License plate screws too long, UGH!

I was looking at the rear license plate this afternoon and see that the dealer used about 1 inch long screws that were digging into the paint behind the plate. Thought that others may want to look here to see if their dealer was also careless in their license plate screw selection.

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Old March 26th, 2011, 15:50   #2
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That was happening with the 09's and 10's last year. I guess the dealers still don't know how to install the plates.
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Old March 26th, 2011, 16:29   #3
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The dealer was making delivery of 2 vehicles when I received mine, and while he was chatting with the other folks, I started putting on my own plate and found the supplied screws to be too long. Glad the dealer didn't get a chance to touch mine.

Some folks have reported dealers running screws right through the sheet metal.

I'd take it back and complain. At the very least they need to take care of it so it doesn't rust.
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Old March 26th, 2011, 17:20   #4
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Unfortunately, this is old news. I have no ida why VW dealers are so clueless.


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