my dealer was kind enough to keep the mounting frame in the plastic bag sitting in the cargo area saying they're required to let me know a front license plate is required in this state. he followed up with "would you like us to put it on or will you take care of that yourself?" it's still sitting in the plastic. sounds like you didn't receive one of these? i can't say for sure b/c i never did it, but i think you need to screw that mounting frame into the bumper.