Front tow hook Model 3?

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elim11

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Hi guys,
New member here. Day 1 online reservation holder. Quick question, does the Model 3 have a front tow hook? And if so where is it located? I looked online and could not find anything regarding that.


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Yes - the tow hook can be mounted inside the round hole covered by a body-colored cover plate in the front bumper, near the corner on the driver's side.
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We've all assumed that this would be the location for the tow hook. But I don't recall seeing confirmation of this. Do you have a link?

So far, we've seen that this cover plate gives access to the electrical connections for "unlocking" the frunk when the traction battery is dead/disconnected.
 

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For reference...

Circular cover plate on the left (right side looking at the car head on).

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I'm sure you could rig something up pretty easily by drilling into the underside of the bumper in the "mouth" area, and mounting an L-shaped bracket to mount the plate to. It's how Miata plates used to be done from the factory.

They looked like this. (It's upside down but you get the idea)
 

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I'm sure you could rig something up pretty easily by drilling into the underside of the bumper in the "mouth" area, and mounting an L-shaped bracket to mount the plate to. It's how Miata plates used to be done from the factory.

They looked like this. (It's upside down but you get the idea)
The car comes with the bracket that mounts to the front bumper via double sided tape -- no need to buy something else or rig something.