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Ray Calvo (porsray@aol.com)
1990 Coupe Quattro, wrote:

	OK, years ago I took off the front license mount (PA only uses rear
	I am now getting together all the various sundries/parts as part of
	potential sale, and am confused about the front license plate mount.

	A few years ago, I had the font bumper replaced as the result of a
	with Bambi's illegitimate grandchild.  New bumper had no mounting
holes on
	it.  Now, I THINK I have found proper mount, but am not sure.  One I
	is metal with right-angle supports sticking out for mounting
underneath the 
	bumper.  However, parts microfiche shows mount (looks like plastic)
	mounts directly to front face of bumper.  Was wondering what style
of mount
	you folks out there had.

Aha!  I just recently messed with my wife's car's front plate holder, which
indeed is plastic, as it fell off when I leaned against it looking into the
engine compartment.  There is a special automotive equivalent of a drywall
anchor that is installed behind the plastic bumper cover into the bumper
proper.  The holes on hers looked raggedy enough to suggest post
manufacturing creation.  The anchors had been installed incorrectly into the
plastic instead of the metal behind it.  I got new ones (the part actually
still exists, but I don't know the Audi number at the moment)  and
reinstalled the plastic plate holder.  It is necessary to use nuts or
something as a spacer when installing the anchor using the attaching screw
(bolt).  This is done without the plastic plate holder present.  Then the
installing screw (bolt) is removed and used to attach the plate holder.
Your bumper may well have holes, and you may want to test with a
way-undersized drill in the area you intend to mount the holder to assure
you do not intercept them at their edge.

                .... Kirby   (Kirby A. Smith)
                              2 x 1988 90q
                          New Hampshire USA