1995 SL Replacing Rear Star Badge

DanSL

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Would anybody please be able to advise me how to reomove the remains of the original bade and fit the new one? The 3 points are still in place and the outter ring has been snapped off by some low-life, but I'm unsure of how to remove this?
 

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Would anybody please be able to advise me how to reomove the remains of the original bade and fit the new one? The 3 points are still in place and the outter ring has been snapped off by some low-life, but I'm unsure of how to remove this?
Poke the old bits through, press home new star.
 
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So I've got to get the boot trim off - thanks Nick
 
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DanSL

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Yeah, it did occur to me just to break the rest off but I was a bit concerned about the paintwork.

Cheers
 

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Use something soft and plastic, if you can't get your fingernails under it. Clothes peg?) but still watch the paint, a srip of masking tape will help.The 3 pegs should still be OK in the panel. Just peg the new one back at least they are reasonably cheap as now made of chromed plastic.
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Isnt there a screw thread with a bolt at the back that needs undoing?
 

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IIRC the one on mine was just held in by interference fit of 3 plastic studs on the star to 3 plastic washers in the bootlid.
 
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All sorted cheers guys; wrapped a knife in masking tape and levered off the star and just popped the new badge in.

Cheers for your input once again.
 

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