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2012-April 2016 Tesla Model S SnapPlate Instructions

Step 1

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

SnapPlate front license plate holder for the 2012 to 2016 Tesla Model S showing three license plate height positions

Step 2

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

SnapPlate front license plate holder for the 2012 to 2016 Tesla Model S with license plate installed

Step 3

Press and hold the right button to rotate the latches open.

SnapPlate front license plate holder for the 2012 to 2016 Tesla Model S showing the push to open button

Step 4

Insert SnapPlate into the center of the grille and release the right button.

SnapPlate front license plate holder for the 2012 to 2016 Tesla Model S showing the push to open button

Step 5

Important! Press the left button to rotate the latches closed and engage the magnets.

SnapPlate front license plate holder for the 2012 to 2016 Tesla Model S showing the push to close button

Step 6

Check that the left button is flush with the body to confirm that the latches are fully closed.

SnapPlate front license plate holder for the 2012 to 2016 Tesla Model S installed on a grille

Step 7

Optionally, install a black anti-theft security screw in the hole near the left button.

Note: If the screw doesn’t reach, make sure the latches are fully closed from Step 5.

SnapPlate front license plate holder for the 2012 to 2016 Tesla Model S showing the optional 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!

SnapPlate front license plate holder for the 2012 to 2016 Tesla Model S showing installation on the grille

Step 1

This SnapPlate ships in the center position by default, but is adjustable into 3 possible positions.

We recommend center for the best aesthetics.

SnapPlate front license plate holder for the 2012 to 2016 Tesla Model S showing three license plate height positions

Step 2

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

  • 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 front license plate holder for the 2012 to 2016 Tesla Model S showing the license plate in the high position

Step 3 (High)

With the SnapPlate logo on the base facing up, position the plate mount with the bottom holes lined up with the holes in the body and install screws.

  • Go to Step 6
SnapPlate front license plate holder for the 2012 to 2016 Tesla Model S showing the license plate in the high position

Step 4 (Center)

With the SnapPlate logo on the base facing up, position the plate mount with center holes aligned with the holes in the base and install screws.

  • Go to Step 6
SnapPlate front license plate holder for the 2012 to 2016 Tesla Model S showing the license plate in the center position

Step 5 (Low)

With the SnapPlate logo on the base facing up, rotate the plate mount to position the plate mount with the top holes lined up with the holes in the body and install screws.

  • Go to Step 6
SnapPlate front license plate holder for the 2012 to 2016 Tesla Model S showing the 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.

SnapPlate front license plate holder for the 2012 to 2016 Tesla Model S with license plate installed
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