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    License plate lock?

    I was going through the owners manual for my 95 Fleetwood Brougham last night and I ran across a license plate lock that is located in the trunk area. Is this an option? It didn't say it was.
    Anyway I can't find mine anywhere.


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    Re: License plate lock?

    My 90 is operated with door locks.

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    Re: License plate lock?

    Yes, it was optional on them, all the way through 96.

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    Re: License plate lock?

    Quote Originally Posted by jayoldschool View Post
    Yes, it was optional on them, all the way through 96.
    Good, I'll stop looking.
    Thanks for that!

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    Re: License plate lock?

    ive seen many on cars in the junkyard.

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    Re: License plate lock?

    Quote Originally Posted by CadillacPimpinNOLA View Post
    ive seen many on cars in the junkyard.
    I'll have to look next time I'm searching in one.
    Thanks!

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    Re: License plate lock?

    Quote Originally Posted by c5cruiser View Post
    I was going through the owners manual for my 95 Fleetwood Brougham last night and I ran across a license plate lock that is located in the trunk area. Is this an option? It didn't say it was.
    Anyway I can't find mine anywhere.
    If you open the trunk there's a metal lever to the left of the latch on the floor. Slide it one way and it locks, slide the other way and it unlocks. It is kind of nifty, though I don't think mine works.

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    Re: License plate lock?

    I found two holes just left of the truck mechanism but the carpet doesn't have a cutout nor does the license plate have anything behind it.
    The previous owner must have taken everything out.
    I'll check the junk yard the next time I visit one.

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    Re: License plate lock?

    It was an option your car probably just never had it. There wouldn't be any reason for the previous owner to take it all out.

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    Re: License plate lock?

    Quote Originally Posted by brougham View Post
    It was an option your car probably just never had it. There wouldn't be any reason for the previous owner to take it all out.
    I don't know. I think he tried to do the small things himself. I keep finding little things that are not quite right. I told my wife that if I ever get like that and start taking short cuts to just shoot me.
    Last edited by c5cruiser; 12-20-13 at 04:20 PM.

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    Re: License plate lock?

    That I was told is a pretty rare option ,so someone couldnt siphon the gas out ,a security feature persay.I have it on my 84 fwb coupe it works off a power door lock actuator in the trunk...only have seen maybe 2 other cars with that option..

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    Re: License plate lock?

    i cant be too rare, my friends older 92 has it and i swear almost every 93-96 i see in the pull-a-part yard has it...

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    Re: License plate lock?

    Quote Originally Posted by CadillacPimpinNOLA View Post
    i cant be too rare, my friends older 92 has it and i swear almost every 93-96 i see in the pull-a-part yard has it...
    I am going to have to hit a junk yard unless someone know of one for sale somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c5cruiser View Post
    I am going to have to hit a junk yard unless someone know of one for sale somewhere.
    Or maybe going the cheaper way by buying a locking gas cap.

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    Re: License plate lock?

    The area the car was ordered for would probably have a lot to do with how common a feature it is.

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    Re: License plate lock?

    I could be wrong but I thought it was a standard option with one of the packages. But I have seen more cars without it then with.

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