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Front tow hook Model 3?

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  1. elim11

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    Hi guys,
    New member here. Day 1 online reservation holder. Quick question, does the Model 3 have a front tow hook? And if so where is it located? I looked online and could not find anything regarding that.


    Thanks!
     
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    Yes - the tow hook can be mounted inside the round hole covered by a body-colored cover plate in the front bumper, near the corner on the driver's side.
     
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    <citation needed>

    We've all assumed that this would be the location for the tow hook. But I don't recall seeing confirmation of this. Do you have a link?

    So far, we've seen that this cover plate gives access to the electrical connections for "unlocking" the frunk when the traction battery is dead/disconnected.
     
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    The tow hook screws into the front left side rail. It's hidden under the round cap in the bumper. It's stowed in the front trunk under the carpet.
     
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    For reference...

    Circular cover plate on the left (right side looking at the car head on).

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    good to know.. it's either mount the 2nd front plate there, drill HOLES IN THE FRONT BUMPER or keep paying fixit 25$ tickets.
     
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    No holes for the front plate bracket. It’s held on with very strong double sided tape.
     
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    I'm sure you could rig something up pretty easily by drilling into the underside of the bumper in the "mouth" area, and mounting an L-shaped bracket to mount the plate to. It's how Miata plates used to be done from the factory.

    They looked like this. (It's upside down but you get the idea)
     
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    The car comes with the bracket that mounts to the front bumper via double sided tape -- no need to buy something else or rig something.
     
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    Yeah I know, just making a suggestion since there seem to be so many people who don't like that method. (Shrug)
     
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