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Just took of the rear number plate & on the hatch door there's a couple of what looks like rubber grommets, what are they for?
 

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Don't know for sure, But grommets are always put in critical places, on cars, to prevent rubbing, vibration, or water ingress.

Hope this helps!

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Took a closer look & they seem to be hard plastic & not rubber. I was told by a friend that they are for screwing the rear number plates into or maybe one of those number plate holders.

Is that true?
 

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I would guess that is the case. I remember seeing them when I took my rear numberplate off.
 

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It's to aid theives to fit false number plates, when they steal your Juke.
 

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Geoff_Juke said:
It's to aid theives to fit false number plates, when they steal your Juke.
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Careful Geoff_Juke, youré already under caution!!!!!
 

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zen123 said:
Took a closer look & they seem to be hard plastic & not rubber. I was told by a friend that they are for screwing the rear number plates into or maybe one of those number plate holders.

Is that true?
very true, their are 2 types of hatch door, with or without number plate holes, without are for left hand drive cars only, right hand drive cars all have 2 holes for mounting number plates, has your dealer fitted the rear number plate correctly ?
 

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Ouch! said:
Don't know for sure, But grommets are always put in critical places, on cars, to prevent rubbing, vibration, or water ingress.
Except on the bumpers apparently
 

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jon96uk said:
zen123 said:
Took a closer look & they seem to be hard plastic & not rubber. I was told by a friend that they are for screwing the rear number plates into or maybe one of those number plate holders.

Is that true?
 very true, their are 2 types of hatch door, with or without number plate holes, without are for left hand drive cars only, right hand drive cars all have 2 holes for mounting number plates, has your dealer fitted the rear number plate correctly ?
The dealer just stuck them on with double sided sticky stuff & because they weren't flush with the bodywork (due to those 2 plastic bumps) every time the hatch door was closed the plates would rattle.

I'll be putting on wifey's personal plate so will probably get a number plate holder thingy.

By the way what's the easiest way to remove the stuck on foamy sticky stuff without scratching the paintwork?
 

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it's a cheep trick by the dealers to use double sided tape. this traps all the dirt & moisture behind the plate.if fitted correctly with the 2 bolt holes it leaves a gap between the plate and the hatch so it,s always dry behind the plate, take it back to the dealer and get them to fit the plates correctly, any corrosion claims in this area in the future could be void by not using the correct manufacturing method of fitment.
 

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Its too far to go back for something this trivial. As I said I'm putting new plates on so I'll do it properly. Just need to get the sticky tape off.
 
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