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SnapPlate+ Instructions for Model S, 3, X, & Y

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.

Third Generation Snapplate Usa Can Mex Plate Mount High Center Low Mounting Positions

Step 2

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

Step 3

Press the left side of the actuator to rotate the latches open.

Step 4

Insert into the center of the grille.

Step 5

Press the bottom side of the actuator to rotate it into the locked position.

If the actuator 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. ☝️

Step 6

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

Step 7

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

Note: Take care to not overtighten the screw, it only needs to be snug to work.

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.

Third Generation Snapplate Usa Can Mex Plate Mount High Center Low Mounting Positions

Step 2

Remove the two screws holding the plate mount to the joint.

  • 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.
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Step 3 (High)

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

  • Go to Step 6
Snapplate Tesla High

Step 4 (Center)

Position the plate mount with middle holes aligned the joint. Install screws.

  • Go to Step 6
Snapplate Tesla Middle

Step 5 (Low)

Rotate the plate mount 180 degrees and align the holes with the joint. Install screws.

  • Go to Step 6
Snapplate Tesla Low

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 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

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.

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.

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