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Front Bumper Filler Piece Removal Euro Mercedes Star License Plate

I am thinking of removing the filler piece from my front bumper, so that I can get the longer narrower European license plate for the front of my W124. I currently have a partial filler that accommodates the shorter US license plates and I want to try to remove it. There are some screws visible and what looks like a spring mechanism of some kind. It might be very simple to remove, but I wanted to ask before I gave it a try and did some damage. Please advise me on how to remove my partial filler piece.

As a second question, I want to know where to get a European version of the Black powder coat license with a chrome star. I often see the US version of the star license plate, but I have not seen the longer narrower European version. There are lots of places to get a custom Euro plate with whatever letters you want, but I want the black license plate with the chrome Mercedes star. I will certainly ask the dealer, but I thought it was worth asking here on the forum.
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RE: Front Bumper Filler Piece Removal Euro Mercedes Star License Plate

It's very straight foward, just remove the screws that you see. I think you might also have to remove the outside air temp. sensor since the wire goes through that piece. There is a rubber grommet that will have to be cut a little since the wire wants to stick to far out if a Euro plate is put on. It all makes sense once started.
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This has me stumped too, I want to replace the US sized dealer front plate and holder with a german plate. My 87 300E US front plate holder does not appear to have any screws attaching the holder to the bumper, I assume the plate holder clips into place but is there a secret to unclipping the holder? I dont want to start indiscriminately prying on 24 year old plastic parts, besides prying the pieces apart sounds like GM engineering not Mercedes engineering
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You will need a euro mounting plate when you remove
the short plate holder. Second also fabricate a flat bracket to mount the US plates. I'll post some photos later
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