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      05-25-2010 01:56 PM #1
      One of my plates was super mangled in a fairly mild rear-end accident that happened like 5 years ago.

      I know that when you go to the DMV to replace your plates, you have to surrender the damaged plates. does this mean that they will issue me entirely new plates? or make me a new one of the current plate # I have?

      As strange as it sounds, the plate # I have on my car right now is actually quite sentimental to me, and I'd like to keep it if possible. That being said, in CA we need to run a front plate, and a mangled front plate just looks like crap.

      Any info is greatly appreciated!

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      05-25-2010 02:15 PM #2
      just tell them it fell off and you need a new front plate

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      05-25-2010 02:16 PM #3
      As far as I know it's $20 to replace the plates. They'll issue you a new set with new #'s and you need to surrender the old plate that has the registration tags.
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      05-25-2010 02:17 PM #4
      you pay about 16 dlls and they give you a new plate number + registration card.
      dont think you can personalize a plate with your current numbers either.

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      05-25-2010 02:19 PM #5
      You will pay $18 and get new plates handed to you immediately if you do it at AAA. Not sure if you'll have to wait for plates to be mailed to you if you do it at the DMV.
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      05-25-2010 04:44 PM #6
      ah, thanks for the replies, I appreciate it!

      confirmed my fear that I'll have to get entirely new plates!

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      05-25-2010 09:19 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by phryxis View Post
      ah, thanks for the replies, I appreciate it!

      confirmed my fear that I'll have to get entirely new plates!
      Convince an inmate at Folsom to punch out your original plates while he's making his daily ration of plates and have him sneak them out (somehow) out of prison. Voila! California plates with your original number :p.
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