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Can I have same size front & rear registration plates in Zurich

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I recently imported my UK car and got the new registration plates.

But the issue is that in CH, the front plate is smaller than the rear one. Whereas in the UK, it is same size.

My front bumper has the holder for large plate and when I fix the small plate, it looks very awkward.

So my question is:

Can I get (from ebay or so) my front plate the same size as my rear one with the Zurich registration number and fix it to my front bumper? Or is there a problem with that?


Thanks for your advice.

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Old 24.12.2011, 13:36
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Re: Can I have same size front & rear registration plates in Zurich

No you can't! If you did try & get stopped it won't be pleasant at all!
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Re: Can I have same size front & rear registration plates in Zurich

As far as i know the sizes are standard by law

you could go to a garage to ask them to fit a holder of the correct size
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Re: Can I have same size front & rear registration plates in Zurich

Thanks for your views but the bumper has holes now because of old large holder.

The garage says he can change the bumper or can close the holes and then paint to hide the holes May cost thousands.

So, I thought I should ask.
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Re: Can I have same size front & rear registration plates in Zurich

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Thanks for your views but the bumper has holes now because of old large holder.

The garage says he can change the bumper or can close the holes and then paint to hide the holes May cost thousands.

So, I thought I should ask.
Or just fill the holes & touch up paint, even in CH you will get change from 20 CHF.
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Re: Can I have same size front & rear registration plates in Zurich

In Aargau, they asked me which size I wanted for the front when I got the plates. Got the small one (despite the bumper having place for the big one)...all my non-swiss friends like it and want one
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In Aargau, they asked me which size I wanted for the front when I got the plates. Got the small one (despite the bumper having place for the big one)
There is no larger one for the front, it's the rear one that comes in two different sizes.

Front plate: 30 x 8 cm

Rear plate: 50 x 11 cm or 30 x 16 cm

Motorcycles: 18 x 14 cm

source: http://www.iten-online.ch/kennzeiche...iz/schweiz.htm
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Thanks for your views but the bumper has holes now because of old large holder.

The garage says he can change the bumper or can close the holes and then paint to hide the holes May cost thousands.
Just put a couple of short carriage bolts in the holes. Aesthetically not the perfect solution (though not ugly either) but for only a couple of francs it's surely the most economical one.

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There is no larger one for the front, it's the rear one that comes in two different sizes.
My bad then, probably misunderstood the nice lady
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My bad then, probably misunderstood the nice lady
You're not the first to misunderstand a nice lady

Personally I really like those small front plates. It's not like those barn door sized plates other countries insist one straps to the front of their vehicles which do absolutely nothing for the aerodynamics.
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Re: Can I have same size front & rear registration plates in Zurich

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Dear All

I recently imported my UK car and got the new registration plates.

But the issue is that in CH, the front plate is smaller than the rear one. Whereas in the UK, it is same size.

My front bumper has the holder for large plate and when I fix the small plate, it looks very awkward.

So my question is:

Can I get (from ebay or so) my front plate the same size as my rear one with the Zurich registration number and fix it to my front bumper? Or is there a problem with that?


Thanks for your advice.

Regards
Swiss car plates are not traded on eBay or anywhere else. They are issued by the street traffic office of your Canton and are personal to you. They can be handed back if no longer required, but certainly not sold!
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Re: Can I have same size front & rear registration plates in Zurich

Got it now.

Thanks for your valuable comments.

Regards.
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Swiss car plates are not traded on eBay or anywhere else.
In this world, never say never..

http://www.ebay.de/sch/i.html?_nkw=s....c0.m270.l1313

http://www.ebay.de/sch/i.html?_nkw=s...eichnen&_rdc=1

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=....c0.m270.l1313
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Re: Can I have same size front & rear registration plates in Zurich


These seem to export plates only (Zoll plates), expect for the one Zurich front plate that is being sold. Might it have "fallen off" a car?
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