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Any suggestions for how to mount a front license plate? I have a 2021 Sx Prestige FWD. Doesn't appear to come with any mounting bracket. My state requires a front plate, and we don't want to just start drilling... Been looking online for a holder, but can't see anything compatible. We purchased the car out of state, so we can ask a local dealership, but not sure how inclined they'll be to help.
 

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Any suggestions for how to mount a front license plate? I have a 2021 Sx Prestige FWD. Doesn't appear to come with any mounting bracket. My state requires a front plate, and we don't want to just start drilling... Been looking online for a holder, but can't see anything compatible. We purchased the car out of state, so we can ask a local dealership, but not sure how inclined they'll be to help.
Check in the rear, under the floor where the jack is. Might be in there
 

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Thanks. I don't see anything there.
You should go to the dealership, even if it wasn't the one you got it at. I doubt they will give you any problems for that. For the most part any sales associate can help you, doesn't need to be anyone in particular.
 

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I am in the same exact situation as you. What color did you end up getting? Would you mind sharing the price paid as well?

Just call the dealer you bought from and have them order the part and ship them out to you. It should be free of charge. Mine is coming in soon, will let you know the install process if you want.
 

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I am in the same exact situation as you. What color did you end up getting? Would you mind sharing the price paid as well?

Just call the dealer you bought from and have them order the part and ship them out to you. It should be free of charge. Mine is coming in soon, will let you know the install process if you want.
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Do you know the part number?
 

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Hi Robin,

Check this document from Kia. If your state requires a front license plate to be installed your vehicle should be supplied with a mounting bracket.
Thanks. We purchased in Arizona, which doesn't require a front plate, but live in Washington, which does. I'll probably end up going to a local dealership, but hoping to find the exact part number at this point. That document doesn't cover my year, so I want to be sure .
 

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I am in the same exact situation as you. What color did you end up getting? Would you mind sharing the price paid as well?

Just call the dealer you bought from and have them order the part and ship them out to you. It should be free of charge. Mine is coming in soon, will let you know the install process if you want.
Oh, we got a blue one. Couldn't get a blue SX Prestige in my state.
 

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Thanks. We purchased in Arizona, which doesn't require a front plate, but live in Washington, which does. I'll probably end up going to a local dealership, but hoping to find the exact part number at this point. That document doesn't cover my year, so I want to be sure .
Document covers all MQ4 Sorentos.

Suggest contacting a local dealer to see if they can help you out 👍
 

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Oh, we got a blue one. Couldn't get a blue SX Prestige in my state.
Yeah I wanted a blue one as well, but ended up getting a white one which contrasts the glossy black great. Also came with tan interior vs black which are harder to come by.

No idea about the part number but I do know there are atleast two different kinds of brackets according to the parts guy depending on trim. I will be getting it tomorrow I believe so I can post the part number later.
 

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Just an update, got the bracket and screws in with three screws included. Lined up easily with dimples in the front bumper.

After installing I decided to take off the dealer cover in the rear, and noticed that there isn't a rear bracket. My rear plate are just screwed in up against car. Is that normal? If not I will call dealer to send me a rear bracket.
 

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Just an update, got the bracket and screws in with three screws included. Lined up easily with dimples in the front bumper.

After installing I decided to take off the dealer cover in the rear, and noticed that there isn't a rear bracket. My rear plate are just screwed in up against car. Is that normal? If not I will call dealer to send me a rear bracket.
Same here in Aus with the rear plate, no bracket, just screws straight on to vehicle. I've attached some thin foam to the back of my plate so it doesn't scratch the paint.
 

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Same here in Aus with the rear plate, no bracket, just screws straight on to vehicle. I've attached some thin foam to the back of my plate so it doesn't scratch the paint.
I might do the same or get a cover. Thanks for the info, cheers.
 

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The silicone outer rim plate covers do wonders.
I used these silicone license plate frames from Amazon (click photo to enlarge). They worked great, front and rear. $12.99 for two. They have been on for 5 months, no problems.
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