Financing through Tesla. Can I get custom number plates in ca?
If you don't have plates in hand already from a previous car, you'll get a sequential plate in 3-4 weeks while you wait for your vanity plate.
Tesla won't order for you. You have to order them yourself:
If you have unassigned plates in hand already, the delivery center should be able to assign them to the car when they fill out the registration paperwork.
And vanity plates are taking 14-16 weeks nowadays.
I got my plates in the mail 12 days after delivery! I just ordered my custom plates online. Won't be putting on my regular plates anytime soon. LOL
I tried to order it online but I am not able to make a payment. dmv site is throwing error and removes my custom plate from the shopping cart. Not sure if that happened to you @lvla06
In accordance with DMV policy, some items have been removed from the cart and will no longer be part of your transaction. Driver License and Identification Card Renewal items will be removed after 24 hours of inactivity. After 30 days of inactivity, all items in your cart will be removed. In order to return the item(s) to your shopping cart, you will need to re-add the item(s) by clicking on the "Continue Shopping" button below.
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@aaschyist I'm seeing the same thing!
@aaschyist Also seeing this, anyone know why?
Yes, I had the same thing happen to me and called DMV. There are rules that aren’t applied when choosing your plate. The tech said he didn’t know why the system was setup way but the additional rules “restrictions” are applied during the check out process. One example which applied to me was seven numbers for the plate, “0000011”. These seven number plates are reserved for government vehicles.
I too wanted a similar plate "000011" (most of us engineering types do) and ran into the same problem. But how did this person get it???? http://imgur.com/gallery/8qV7j55
Even 3 letters followed by 3 numbers or 5 numbers followed by 1 letter is against their "policy". Anyone know what the exact restrictions are? Its annoying!
@neil You can petition and appeal. It took 3 appeals to get plates I wanted on another car.
@Magic 8 Ball oh really, i didnt know that was a thing. Any idea how to go about it?
@neil I had a similar issue several years ago trying to get plates for my 67 Mustang. I wanted "LIL 289" but I was told that it was not available, since it matched the format of plates that were issued in series. They had no way of knowing if the plates were still owned by the original recipient. They can check if the plates are registered, but they can't know if somebody is still holding the originals.
@neil I am in CA. I applied for plates and got rejected, after that they gave me opportunity to appeal. Once you get the contact info. of the department you need then you can start lobbying for what you want.
hmm, I wonder if I have to go to the DMV though. When I apply for the plate I get the "In accordance with DMV policy, some items have been removed from the cart...." message and no option to appeal. Do I have to apply in person? Magic 8 Ball, who is "they"?
There is a special group in DMV that handles the plates. Perhaps they are more automated now to where they just reject if they do not comply. I got rejected after application.
Did you apply online or in person?
Online. I have heard you can apply through AAA if you are a member.
I had 3 different plates that I ordered BEFORE I got my 3 and put them on my Mustang.
I didn’t like the 1st 2 so ‘donated’ the $100 bucks to the state.
Got the 3, registered the car w/transferred plates w/the one I chose.
Ordered online, p/u @ DMV.
Bring a screwdriver
Still Grinning ;-)
I went ahead and registered 00000ll (lowercase LL) instead. I figured, close enough ;).
Just ordered from OR and it seemed to go smoothly for $294.
@jameslbaxter - You state differentiates between upper and lower case on plates?
What state are you in, if I may ask?
I weakened and ordered VOLTA6E in Texas. VOLTAGE had already gone! A bit of fun.
You can always get a custom frame. That's what I did for my alma maters.
I had a plate frame on my RRover that said: "Malibu, the Greed Vortex." Local surfers took Umbrage, Later I had a bumper sticker on my C6 that said: "If Evolution is Outlawed, only Outlaws will Evolve." Can't get all that knowledge on a plate.
"Can't get all that knowledge on a plate."
Plate (Twitter) vs. bumper sticker (Facebook) issue.
LOL @ Fish
I have my previous vanity, just taking forever to get the registration from the DMV so I can process everything.
It's been 5 weeks now. oi.
@charles.a.braun - My bad, I meant uppercase i (00000II).