I came back from holiday to find my cherished number transfer had taken place and my Fluence was no longer one of the HV12 fleet.
First issue was Renault had fitted the HV12 plates with anti-Tamper screws. These had to be drilled out, end even then metal shards of the retaining clips now rattle around inside the boot - but the best is yet to come.
Having finally got the rear plate off, what do I find, but chrome keyslot which the user can manually use to open the boot! Next to it, were stickers showing a drill with a big X through it - No Drilling! Dear old Renault UK were not bothered by this and put the irremovable plate on top of the keyhole using the aforementioned anti-tamper screws.
I tried to fit the replacement plate to the right of the keyslot, but UK plates are so big it looked badly off centre, so I had to abandon that idea. At least I know it's there now, and I've used double-sided stickies so it is easier to get to if need be!