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SnapPlate+ Instructions for 2024+ Model 3

Step 1

Plate mounts are shipped in the high position by default. If you prefer a different position, follow the Plate Height Adjustment instructions ☝️ to adjust before continuing.

SnapPlate Plus Pushbutton License Plate High, Center, and Low Heights

Step 2

Install your license plate using four of the included black or silver torx security screws.

Step 3

Press the OPEN button on the right side of the base part.

SnapPlate Plus showing the push to open button

Step 4

Insert into the center of the grille making sure the vertical bar is aligned with the vertical slot in the SnapPlate.

SnapPlate Plus showing the vertical opening that aligns with the vertical bar on the grille

Step 5

Press the CLOSE button on the left side of the base.

Important! If the button is too difficult to fully close or the SnapPlate feels loose on the grille after it is closed, adjust the rotating latches following the Grille Depth Adjustment instructions. ☝️

SnapPlate Plus showing the push to close button in the opened position

Step 6

Make sure the CLOSE button is flush with the SnapPlate body to ensure it is locked in place with the magnets engaged.

SnapPlate Plus showing the push to close button flush with the body in the closed position

Step 7

Optionally, tighten the black anti-theft security screw in the hole on the right side.

Note: It should take ~6 full turns to lock or unlock the screw. It does not need to be fully removed.

SnapPlate Plus showing the optional anti theft security screw

Step 8

Don’t forget to remove SnapPlates for automated car washes. Most touchless washes are fine, but better to be on the safe side!

Step 1

Tesla SnapPlates ship in the high position by default, but are adjustable into 3 possible positions.

We recommend high for the best airflow to the grille.

SnapPlate Plus Pushbutton License Plate High, Center, and Low Heights

Step 2

Remove the two screws holding the plate mount on the base.

  • For installation in the high position go to Step 3.
  • For installation in the center position go to Step 4.
  • For installation in the low position go to Step 5.
SnapPlate Plus License Plate Height Adjustment Screws

Step 3 (High)

Position the plate mount with the bottom holes lined up with the base and install screws.

  • Go to Step 6
SnapPlate Plus Pushbutton with a License Plate in the High Position

Step 4 (Center)

Position the plate mount with center holes lined up with the base and install screws.

  • Go to Step 6
SnapPlate Plus Pushbutton with a License Plate in the Center Position

Step 5 (Low)

Rotate the plate mount 180 degrees to line up the (now) top screw holes with the base and install screws.

  • Go to Step 6
SnapPlate Plus Pushbutton with a License Plate in the Low Position

Step 6

If not already installed, install the license plate using four of the included black or silver security screws.

Step 1

Remove the T10/T25 bit from the screwdriver handle and reinstall with the smaller T10 bit facing out.

Step 2

Locate the T10 torx screws in the center of each rotating latch.

  • Go to Step 3 to loosen latches
  • Go to Step 4 to tighten latches
SnapPlate Plus showing the location of grille adjustment screws

Step 3

Turn each screw counterclockwise (lefty loosey) 1/2 turn to loosen the latches by 0.25mm. Pull each latch with your fingers to make sure they are extended and then try the fit on the grille.

Repeat up to four times (two full turns) as needed.

Important! Contact support before proceeding past two turns. If loosened more than two turns, the SnapPlate could become stuck in the grille and it may be very difficult to remove.

SnapPlate Plus showing how to loosen Grille Adjustment Screws

Step 4

Turn each screw clockwise (righty tighty) 1/2 turn to tighten the latches by 0.25mm and try the fit on the grille.

Repeat as needed.

SnapPlate Plus showing how to tighten grille adjustment screws
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