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Old 06-02-12, 11:39 PM   #1
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I bought my car at dealership A and took it to dealership B for my 32k km (20k mi) service last month because it's closer to where I live. Today the weather is finally nice enough for a thorough car wash and I noticed something odd.

The rear license plate frame is still the one that came with the car (dealership A), but the front has been replaced without my knowledge. Worse, it is a bloody AUDI frame!!!

OpenRoad Auto Group owns Audi, BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Lexus, Mazda, Mini, Scion, and Toyota dealerships. I wouldn't have minded if they put their Lexus frame on (to mark their turf?), but to pop on an Audi one without telling me?

Did I get PUNK'D by one of their service techs???

The only other explanation is back in Nov 2010 I had a minor accident & had to replace the front bumper. I took it to a bodyshop that is also owned by OpenRoad. You can see from the pic that the frame does look a bit weathered (but the bolts & washers look brand new). But it's highly unlikely that I did not notice the Audi frame for 1.5 years.
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Old 06-02-12, 11:43 PM   #2
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Maybe the body shop had picked up the wrong license frame when they were putting back your bumper. You know how it sometimes gets messy at auto body shops.
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Old 06-03-12, 12:34 AM   #3
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Sounds like possibly deaership B messed it up and possibly or broke the original.

See if you can contact Open Road Lexus Richmond or Port Moody and tell them the service dealership messed up and you want to get the Open Road Frame Lexus Frame.

The other option is that you could remove all Open Road references and get a custom frame.

Or you could just off the front plate completely like what I did. (Richmond Ikea in the background)

Click the image to open in full size. - Ice Iridium's pic with both his and mine since he modified his IS-F with the 2012 lights and 100% brightness.
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Old 06-03-12, 06:57 AM   #4
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Old 06-03-12, 10:46 AM   #5
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You you've been punked

Ask the dealership for a frame if you don't want to buy a custom one. They should give it to you free.
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Old 06-03-12, 10:53 AM   #6
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Probably a mistake. Even if it was a joke by the tech, you'll never know. They will never admit it to you.

Ask for a new plate frame. ^^^ They should be able to give you one for free.
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Old 06-03-12, 04:42 PM   #7
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How about you stop advertising for free unless your getting a kickback? Custom is way better!
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Old 06-03-12, 09:59 PM   #8
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So what's the big deal again?
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The service dealership some how put the wrong licence plate bracket on the front.

It's suppose to be Open Road Lexus's one but it's Open Road Audi. Shouldn't be a problem to get the proper bracket back since they are part of the Open Road Autogroup.
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u need a jdm ego license plate holder
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Old 06-04-12, 10:19 AM   #11
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Thanks all. I actually found that funny & it's no big deal like some said. I'm just hoping I wasn't an idiot & didn't notice it for 1.5 years if it's the bodyshop that put that on instead of the dealership techs.
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So what's the big deal again?
Word. You dont even know what plate was on it to begin with...?

I'd just be pissed theres a license plate on the front bumper
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interesting.....

OT: the parts dept in Richmond Lexus is pretty cool...I got a few things from them
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Word. You dont even know what plate was on it to begin with...?

I'd just be pissed theres a license plate on the front bumper
When I bought the car both F & R have JP Lexus on it. Wanted to get custom frames but never got around to it.

BTW where I live it is illegal not having a front plate. I have gotten a ticket before with my previous ride. Some people remove it & put it on the dashboard but I'm not sure if that's 100% legal either.
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^
Yes that is technically true. I never had problems with the police, they go by me before, passed by etc... Note, the location where I am and picture up above.
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