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Old 08-30-2013, 09:38 PM   #1
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How do I remove the license plate outer frame cover on the rear of my 2003 C5?
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Old 08-30-2013, 09:42 PM   #2
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If you look at an angle you can see about 1/2 inch from each corner there are plastic tabs. Get a small flat head screwdriver to push them in and it will pop out.
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Perfect! Thanks for the quick reply.
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Be easy, They break easy.
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On a previous C5 I ended up breaking one of the tabs by pushing a bit too hard. There will be four tabs total that hold the surround on.
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I had to check a thread to find out too. of course i waited until 10:30pm to install the plate and didn't see the tabs
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I felt stupid a few months ago when I put my first tag on I didn't even realize there was that bezel there. Then looked it up and was very careful defiantly don't want to break a painted part.
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wow I am not gonna lie I just screwed mine in, I was like this cant be right but it worked I guess!
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So glad I found this thread, this is exactly the next question I was gonna ask!!
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Be easy, They break easy.
And they are expensive to buy another one ... GM has discontinued making them and if you find a dealer that happens to have one they are $105 for a plastic frame !!! ZIP products has a remanufactured frame but they seemed always be out of stock on them.
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