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      12-04-2012, 02:50 PM   #1
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What is this cover?

Hi Everyone

I just got a used 2012 135i and I found this thing in the trunk but I have no idea what it is.

Does anyone know and where it goes?

It appears to hook onto something as the back has 2 hooks.

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      12-04-2012, 02:55 PM   #2
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Front plate bracket.
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      12-04-2012, 07:17 PM   #3
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      12-04-2012, 07:31 PM   #4
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Front plate bracket.
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The hooks grab the underside of the front bumper cover. Screws hold the bracket in place. Most people use double sided tape or velcro instead of this bracket and screws.
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      12-05-2012, 11:01 AM   #5
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I even opted for the tow-hook plate kit so i didnt even have to deal with the cheap plate bracket. I would have picked a different kit than i did knowing what i know now, but its better than screw holes in the bumper!!

http://www.bimmian.com/Tow-Hook-Lice...r-E88-1-Series

I got this one and its a little cheesey. I ended up adjusting how the plate fit on the brackets and it looks a little better, but the whole washer-stack and giant securing nut looks a little cheap. There are better options, but you pay for it.
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      12-05-2012, 12:45 PM   #6
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Thanks for the info everyone

I went with the RHO Plate because I need it right away and luckily I was able to source it distributor locally on day that I need it. These kits are expensive.
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      12-05-2012, 01:10 PM   #7
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