The Law - Front License Plate Bracket for Tesla Model S
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The Law - Front License Plate Bracket for Tesla Model S

If you live in one of the 31 states (in the U.S.) that require a front license plate, The Law - Front License Plate Bracket for Model S provides an easy solution. The Law -Front License Plate Bracket is a precision, bolt-on product that’s weather resistant, easy to install, requires no drilling, and is 100% removable. If you require a front license plate, Tesla Motors provides a license plate frame that requires drilling three holes into the Model S nose cone. Not only does this permanently modify the front of your nose cone but it could potentially reduce the resale value of the car. Instead, The Law - Front License Plate Bracket is mounted securely in the air dam honeycomb grill of your Model S, allowing it to be easily removed. It is located in an area that does not interfere with any of the front mounted proximity and forward-looking sensors.

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Description

Whether you’re looking to add a stylistic touch to your Tesla Model S, or you live in a state where a front license plate display is required by law (photo below), this bracket has you covered.

Autopilot Compatible. This removable Front License Plate Bracket is compatible with Tesla’s Autopilot functionality and will not interfere with any of the front mounted proximity and forward-looking sensors.

No Drilling. There is no need to drill holes in your front bumper.  The Law - Front License Plate Bracket is 100% bolt-on and requires no permanent modification to the vehicle.

Easy to Install. Installation takes around 10 - 15 minutes, no professional installation required.

No rust, no corrosion and show quality. Hand crafted out of aircraft grade aluminum and comes with stainless steel hardware. High impact powder coat makes it durable for any weather condition.

 

Above: Map of states (in blue) that require a front license plate

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Installation

Installation Video

 

Installation Guide

Pre-Installation: Locate the upper portion of the grille of the Model S. This license plate kit is designed to be placed in the center location on the upper grille piece. It is strongly recommended that you do not try to force the bracket into any other location on the grille other than the row shown in the photo 1 below. You may run the risk of scratching the paint and/or being unable to remove the bracket in the future. The entire installation process shouldn’t take more than 10-15 minutes.

Quick Start Installation Steps:

Step 1.  Locate the center of the upper air dam grille. Using the front Tesla “T” as a center point, identify the center of the grille directly below the “T.”

Step. 2.  Insert the nut assembly into the grille by gently pushing it through the "honey-comb" openings in the grill and rotating the assembly upwards so that the threaded nuts face the grill as shown below. Note: There may be a piece of wiring running along the upper portion of the grill noted by the arrow, that may make it difficult to rotate the knot plate assembly into place. Gently push the wire upwards to allow the nut plate assembly to rotate into its proper position. 

 

Above: Photo 1

Step 3.  Align the holes in the nut plate assembly with the “honeycomb” openings in the air dam grille.  To properly align the threaded holes of the nut plate assembly with the honeycomb openings in the grille, it may be necessary to place a small shim under the base of the nut plate assembly to raise it just slightly. This will allow the 1.25” fastening bolts to be passed through the grille without any problem.

 

Above: Photo 2

Step. 4.  With the nut plate assembly properly positioned behind the grill, add license plate bracket to the assembly (Photo 2). Take to 1.25-inch Allen head bolts and lock washers (provided) and thread the license plate bracket to the nut plate assembly in the grill. Tighten the fasteners until the washers crush. We recommend hand tightening the fasteners. Warning: Do not over tighten the bolts!

 

Above: Parts included with your front license plate bracket for Tesla Model S

Step 5.  Attach your license plate by lining up the two lower holes in the plate and using the remaining smaller Allen head bolts and lock washers and install the license plate to the bracket. Hand-tighten until the lock washers crush. Warning: Do not over-tighten!

 

Congratulations you have completed the install process.

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FAQ

How is The Law - Front License Plate Bracket attached?

The Bracket is attached through the upper air dam grille.   A nut plate assembly is slipped through the grille, rotated, and then used to connect the bracket plate with two bolts (provided). The entire operation is performed without having to raise the hood or disassemble any part of the Model S. 

Will the Front License Plate Bracket fit the refreshed 2016 Tesla Model S?

Refreshed Model S vehicles have been delivered since May, 2016 and exhibit a different front fascia. The Front License Plate Bracket will NOT fit Model S vehicles delivered after May 2016.

Will the Front License Plate Bracket fit the Tesla Model X?

The Front License Plate Bracket has been designed for the Tesla Model S. It has not been designed for fitment on a Model X.

Will my license plate be secure?

Yes. The license plate bolts directly onto the Front License Plate Bracket. Lock washers are used to ensure a secure fit.

Can the Front License Plate Bracket be used with European or other international front license plates?

The Front License Plate Bracket has been designed for use with North American license plates and has fastening locations that conform to the dimensions of such license plates. It is not recommended for use with European plates because fastening hole patterns are different.

Will the Front License Plate Bracket get in the way of the forward-looking sensor in the lower air damn grille?

No. The sensor’s forward looking “vision” is not impeded.

How long does it take to receive my Front License Plate Bracket order?

If you have ordered Front License Plate Bracket, you can expect delivery between 1 and 3 weeks from the day you place your order.

Does Front License Plate Bracket ship to international destinations?

Yes, The Law - Front License Plate Bracket ships internationally using FedEx International Economy. However, please be sure that your license plate hole pattern conforms to dimensions used for North American license plates. Otherwise, the hole pattern in your international plate will be different. For more information, check out our Shipping and Fulfillment page.

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