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Does anyone have any experience with the Stingray Retractable License Plate Frame POWERED Show N Go? It looks like a good concept for those who don't want to install the factory license plate frame to the front fascia.

If I get it I want it to be completely hidden from straight on view.
 

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The item you mention was sold for the C6 and I saw a post on another Forum, in the C6 section, that had a video of the powered plate holder in operation. It worked well and unless you got down to ground level you could not see the plate when it was retracted. If you do a search you should find a link to it. :)
 

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I installed it on my C6 and took it off when i sold the C6 to use it on the C7. Worked great on the C6 and had a range of about 200'. Also hard to see once retracted. Did pick up some dirt and the wiring to the motor could have been set up better.

As I don't have my C7 yet, i have not tried to install it. It may be harder to do as i hear the C7 does not have any electrical points to tap into in the engine compartment and as the battery and fuse box in in the back, it may be a long wire run for the install.

We will see.
Jim
 

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This question has come up a few times, and all are awaiting a detailed report from a person who has installed it on their C7. Jim, we look forward to your eventual report.
 

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I was checking out the fuse box under my hood and noticed the fuses are very small, possibly called a "micro" fuse. A friend with a Stingray just installed the "curb alert" system and told me it was an adventure connecting to a power source. I'll ask him to describe how he did it. Good luck with the retractable plate install. I have the same plate holder from Top Flight but it isn't powered. Very nice product. :)
I should mention the plate holder went with the C6 when I traded it.
I'm using the GM grill mounted front plate holder on my C7. It does the job and looks pretty good with a chrome surround ($3.99 at Benny's) attached to the plate. I'll post a photo shortly.
 

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If you have to run power from the trunk, maybe it's better to run a higher gauge and have some type of mini-power block, like I have on my boat to tap several things off it. If it's a pain, I only want to do it once.
 

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In the video it shows it mounted off center. Has anyone actually mounted the motorized one dead center in the front. I can see there might be a limitation to the forward /aft travel in order to clear the V shape in the center of the bumper.
 

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In the video it shows it mounted off center. Has anyone actually mounted the motorized one dead center in the front. I can see there might be a limitation to the forward /aft travel in order to clear the V shape in the center of the bumper.
I mounted it in the center and did not look as good as in my C6. The travel bracket sticks out more. If i decide to try again, I will go to the right side of the car. As this motorized wiring is not the best in the world, I now have issues with the connection to the motor. I'm going to have to solder the wiring to the motor connections. I also have to see if it will hamper the bra I have installed.
For now when I install the license plate, I use the supplied air bracket, where I drilled holed holes to hold the plate to the bracket. I then also drilled holes in the license plate so you can use a Philips head screw driver to access the bracket releases, without having to remove the plate first to gain access.
P.S. If I did not have the motorized bracket from my C6, I would not go out and buy a new one, unless the reengineer it. It just does not hold up and work well on a C7
Jim
 
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