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Old 10th August 2019, 10:57 AM
HPsauce HPsauce is offline
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Default Rear numberplate fixings

As many of you will know, the rear plate is securely by a pair of 25mm M6 (I think) bolts with a 10mm hex head and these have a nasty tendency to rust into the sockets.
I needed to acquire four new black fixing screws for my Volvo plates, these (sensibly) use plastic bolts into metal threaded sockets (at a strangely close 195mm spacing between centres, front and rear).

I bought a 10-pack of black ones on eBay for 1.95: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10-Black-...E/291903111998
The nuts are superfluous but the bolts are also a perfect size for the S8 rear numberplate. They also conveniently have a short unthreaded tip which makes insertion easier.

Obviously you may need yellow ones, depending on your plate spacing, mine happens to need black so I solved an Audi issue as a byproduct of sorting out the Volvo.
2003 D2 FL S8. Irish Green Pearl/Beige. Solar sunroof, auto-dim mirrors, electric rear seat functions, ski hatch retrofit; extended leather. Aftermarket DVB-T, reversing camera and full XCarlink (Bluetooth etc.).
2016 Volvo V40 T5 Cross Country (4WD) with ALL the toys including adaptive cruise etc. etc. Osmium Grey with Blonde/Charcoal leather interior. Polestar performance "optimisation". (A much rarer model than a D2 S8 by the way!)
Finally: gone, but not forgotten.....
1998 D2 PF S8. AgateGrey/Platinum. Every option (I think) except electric rear seats, tiptronic steering wheel, ski hatch, towbar & dimming door mirrors.
e.g. Cruise control, NavPlus/TV, Bose, GSM, Xenons, Solar roof, Parking sensors, Alcantara/leather everywhere of course. (internal dimming mirror added later)
1998 (very early) Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec; ABS/TCS, Heated screen/mirrors, Aircon, Auto-dim mirror, Leather, Trip computer, Cruise control, OEM Ford SatNav with CD changer.

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