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      04-15-2014, 11:58 AM   #1
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I noticed that the front license plate holder blocks the radar for the Automatic Cruise Control (ACC). Has anyone with this feature encountered any issues mounting the front plates without interfering with the radar?
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I noticed that the front license plate holder blocks the radar for the Automatic Cruise Control (ACC). Has anyone with this feature encountered any issues mounting the front plates without interfering with the radar?
No it doesn't. The radar is below the license plate holder

See the attached picture. The license plate holder fits on the 4 bolts you see on the bumper just above the radar.
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Thanks Eu001939 for the reply and picture. But the license plates in Europe have a smaller width than in the United States. Anyone in the US have encountered a problem?
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No issues with overlap or function on my M Sport.
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Thanks Eu001939 for the reply and picture. But the license plates in Europe have a smaller width than in the United States. Anyone in the US have encountered a problem?
You're right. I forgot about that.

Well, at least something that's better in Europe then in the US !
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I don't have this issue on my X5, and I have a US license plate up front. I'll take a pic and send it after I get off from work.

EDIT - OK, here's a shot of the front grill - I believe the ACC radar sensor is located in the left side, nowhere near the license plate.
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I think the radar is under the license plates. It's a rectangular shape black box.
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If that's the radar then yes, it is partially blocked by the license plate. But it doesn't seem to matter - my ACC works just fine.

Upon reconsideration I think the thing I took the photo of is probably either for lane departure warning or for seeing speed limit signs for the heads-up display.
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I don't have this issue on my X5, and I have a US license plate up front. I'll take a pic and send it after I get off from work.

EDIT - OK, here's a shot of the front grill - I believe the ACC radar sensor is located in the left side, nowhere near the license plate.
it looks like "night vision "
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The ACC radar is in the box below the number plate.
you dont see the sensor but the box
US number plates may cover the box slightly, but they dont cover the actual seonsor
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Thanks for clarifying!
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I think that might have being a "design requirement" ... but I'm just speculating ;-)
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