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nvofevery1
04-26-2010, 11:10 PM
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.

bb vign
04-27-2010, 02:50 AM
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.

ChipB
04-27-2010, 05:05 AM
I replaced the front license plate holder with a filler plate - bought mine from madaudi.com

nvofevery1
04-27-2010, 09:45 AM
will take a look. thanks.

SoonerDPT
04-27-2010, 03:28 PM
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.

AgsWin
05-08-2011, 06:06 PM
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?

UmIsThisThingOn
05-08-2011, 08:21 PM
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.

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-Quattro-2.0T/Exterior/Body/Grille/

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.

questionlp
05-08-2011, 08:49 PM
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.

Huey52
05-09-2011, 04:00 AM
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.

rbudiman
02-04-2013, 07:01 AM
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?

mhblaw
02-05-2013, 06:38 AM
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?
When I ordered my RS5, a required option was with/without front license plate holder. I suspect that removal of the license plate bracket will not be the same as the grille without the plate bracket that could have been ordered in the first place.