Replace front license plate holder with normal rub strip.
1 - Bumper Moulding Strip
(TISCHER BMW $20 2001 Models - part #51 11 8 195 304)
Note: 2002 Models use part #51 11 7 030 611
(Ask Steve at Chapman for details)
Your strong hands and maybe a screwdriver
Before doing this modification, check with your locals laws and be sure it is not illegal to only have a rear
license plate. States like California will slap you with fines for not having one.
1. The license plate holder is only held to the bumper with some little snaps and possibly two screws
underneath the holder in the bumper. If the screws are present, remove them.
2. Gently pull the holder away from the bumper and it will begin to snap off. There are tabs on the holder
that go under each side strip. It will pull the ends of the two side strips out of the the bumper as well, this is OK (photo A).
3. Remove the holder and replace with you new rub strip, sliding each end under the side strips (photo B).
4. Snap everything back into the bumper.
Your done! Stand back and enjoy your much nicer front end (photo C)!
Thanks to RHANTZ for the assistance with the photos.