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    Default Plastic square on front bumper

    Hey guys, first time poster here.
    I just love this site, it is full of good info.

    I bought my TCH aboout a month ago and I noticed there is a 2.25" square plastic plate on the left half of the front bumper. I pulled the cover of and saw a threaded hole behind it. Could someone tell me what this is for?

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    Default Re: Plastic square on front bumper

    That is used if your car needs to be towed.

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    Default Re: Plastic square on front bumper

    Quote Originally Posted by Steviray View Post
    Hey guys, first time poster here.
    I just love this site, it is full of good info.

    I bought my TCH aboout a month ago and I noticed there is a 2.25" square plastic plate on the left half of the front bumper. I pulled the cover of and saw a threaded hole behind it. Could someone tell me what this is for?
    Probably your VERY first NEW car dID YU KNOW THAT New cars Always have one. Very helpFUL TOO.
    But, if yu don't open it up, IT is worthless.

    Don't be afraid to READ your OWNERS manual. It Does REALLY help yu out with these things. Toyota does explain things well.

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    Default Re: Plastic square on front bumper

    Quote Originally Posted by Steviray View Post
    Hey guys, first time poster here.
    Quote Originally Posted by Steviray View Post
    I just love this site, it is full of good info.

    I bought my TCH aboout a month ago and I noticed there is a 2.25" square plastic plate on the left half of the front bumper. I pulled the cover of and saw a threaded hole behind it. Could someone tell me what this is for?


    This shows up on vehicles coming from Japan the bolt is used as a tie down on board ship. Camry's manufactured in Georgetown, Kentucky don't have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LifeTech View Post
    Probably your VERY first NEW car dID YU KNOW THAT New cars Always have one. Very helpFUL TOO.
    But, if yu don't open it up, IT is worthless.

    Don't be afraid to READ your OWNERS manual. It Does REALLY help yu out with these things. Toyota does explain things well.
    Thanks for the info guys.
    I read the owners manual but I guess I missed it.
    NO this is not my VERY first NEW car. Since 2000 this is my fourth new car and this is the first hidden tow attach point like this I have seen.

    Thanks again guys for the quick response.

    Steve

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    Default Re: Plastic square on front bumper

    Steviray
    Welcome aboard and glad to have you

    paulgw is exactly right. Don't think you would find anything in the manual on that one anyway.

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    Thanks for the welcome. This site has already hepled me out 3 or 4 times.

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    Default Re: Plastic square on front bumper

    Always read the owner manual as someone here may give advise that is just a guess (as demonstrated on this thread).

    I have not looked but it's possible the owners manual doesn't even mention this since there is not much reason to ever use it again (don't plan on shipping it back overseas on the boat).

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    Default Re: Plastic square on front bumper

    Saw an article today that states the tow hook is located in the spare tire compartment. It is used to screw into the plastic plug u mentioned, however I haven't even checked to see if the spare tire is really there..

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    Default Re: Plastic square on front bumper

    haha

    I love you guys and yes you are all correct.

    I usually get asked by customers why the threads on their tiedown bolt looked like they have been used. And I tell them because they have. lol

    One time good deal.

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