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Front License Plate Options

My new '17 GLA45 AMG just arrived at dealer and he has me convinced to not put on the front plate despite it being the law here in Mass. I searched and read a number of posts recommending some tow hook oriented products, some flip down plates, and others went the custom route and built their own solution attaching to lower grill with some basic pieces from the hardware store.

Most of the posts are a couple years old, however. Anyone have any new feedback on this topic with respect to these products or newer solutions. I am concerned about disrupting the DISTRONIC distance pilot and parking assist features, so I am particularly interested in anyone who found a solution with these features still functioning properly.

(side note: will post pics once I get my new ride next week)

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I use a mount from Skeene Design, also used on previous Porsches, works great, mount under the front fascia and is completely adjustable. I think I posted some pics on a thread a while back, maybe you can search and find it.
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I used the extra short one. They have a little guide to let you determine which one to use. It's all machined aluminum and adjustable. Not cheap but the best I've found. It came in a few days. In fact when I changed from the Porsche I undid the 2 tiny screws, carefully removed the bracket and 2 faced tape, then got some new tape and installed it on the GLA. The 2 tiny holes left on the Porsche are so far under nobody would see them. If you don't find the post I can repost the pics.

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skeene design is the way to go.
You also can adjust the height.
I would order short or medium, it will give you more surface on bracket with sticky tape to stick to the bumper.

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Thanks guys! I will check that out.
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One of our older missing members used the Bell automotive bracket.

https://www.amazon.com/Bell-Automoti...+license+plate

though i hear then can rust after sometime, nothing a coat of paint cant fix
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@Tirgoman, found your old post and saw the pics. Looks great. Perfect location. I'm going to match your approach. Thanks!
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Is it possible to go without mounting the plate where you live?
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Some people risk it and report just getting verbal warnings from the cops, but it is technically illegal. I also don't want to give the cops a reason to pull me over to look for other stuff...

Plus, a lot of parking facilities work by scanning my plates and I like to pull-through / back into spots, so need the front plate.

I really like the way @Tirgoman's came out. Went with the Skene design. Will post picks post install.
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I ended up getting this for my 2016.

For 14-Up MB GLA Front Bumper Tow Hook License Plate Relocator Bracket X156 | eBay

Pretty durable and has a ton of adjustability.

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Anyone had the tow hook license plate that doesn't disrupt the parking sensor?
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