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Old 12-19-2003, 02:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My hood badge on my '90 325i is faded so I'm thinking about replacing the badge. I read that a hair dryer can melt the glue to remove it. What kind of glue do you use to stick the new one on? I was thinking some kind of epoxy? Any tips on this process? Thanks
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LOL

The badge is not glued onto the hood. So what you heard was wrong.

"You'll need a pair of rubber grommets (part number 51 14 1 902279K ) for every roundel emblem" <--- from the BavAuto website. I searched under '90 325i.

Hopefully someone will be able to give you more details on what you need to do. Have you checked the FAQ section to see if it's already been written up there?
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I did check the faqs. Does anybody know how to remove and attach this using the grommets? I'm sure somebody out there had to have replaced their badge.
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You just need a flat screwdriver and a clean cloth. You VERY CAREFULLY put the screwdriver between the badge and the hood (on which you put the cloth to prevent any scratching) and pry the badge off. After you've lifted it a bit, you can lift at another spot. It's quick and easy to do. Just take your time.

I've changed a few and I've never needed to get new rubber grommets. They're the rubbers in the hood used to hold the two... euh... nipples on the back of the badge.

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I think it's a matter of simply popping it off using a flat edge screw driver. BUT I'M NOT SURE, so don't quote me here. I know that in the FAQ section there is at least one link to external DIY sites. Maybe one of those has detailed instructions.
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Originally posted by Bob Loblaw@Dec 19 2003, 06:14 AM
You just need a flat screwdriver and a clean cloth. You VERY CAREFULLY put the screwdriver between the badge and the hood (on which you put the cloth to prevent any scratching) and pry the badge off. After you've lifted it a bit, you can lift at another spot. It's quick and easy to do. Just take your time.

I've changed a few and I've never needed to get new rubber grommets. They're the rubbers in the hood used to hold the two... euh... nipples on the back of the badge.

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I would say this would be the easiest way. I can't remeber if I punched it out from behind or if I got a good grip on it. I removed the trunk and the hood at the same time...

Like I said, I think Bob's suggestion is the easiest. Just make sure you're gentle, you're not rushing, and you've covered up the paint where you plan on sticking that flat head.

Good Luck.

P.S. The "325i" badge, not the BMW emblem on your trunk has the adhesive that you were talking about before. That can be easily taken off with a heat gun/blow dryer and some floss (optional).
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Thanks for your help everybody
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do what they said earlier... cloth and screwdriver.. you only need to rplace the grommets if they come out.
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put the cloth on both sides of the skrewdriver head... the points you wanna concentrate on are a 3 & 9 o'clock.

... and you really don't NEED new grommets, if they're still in good condition
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