REMOVAL OF BONNET BADGE.

Discussion in 'Bodywork' started by REGGO, Feb 5, 2019.

  1. REGGO

    REGGO Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hi all. wanting some advice on the removal of the bonnet badge on my 2011 w204. currently it has the raised star gunsight style fitted and I am wanting to fit a flush one. I have noticed it hasn't got a nut and bolt fitting, but a sort of bayonet style spring idea. YOUTUBE shows the removal with a proper tool and one with a pair of pliers, has anybody used either of these methods and how easy is it. without damage.
    Bit OCD about breaking things. Cheers.:).:thumb:.
     
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    It is fairly easy to do without the special tool (if I managed it I reckon most can!)
     
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    On mine lift bonnet and under the badge is a plastic spring clip, just pinch together and push up.

    £39.50 for the genuine one seems expensive but I would buy genuine if I needed one.

    Robin
     
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    The spring loaded assembly simply twists around. A pair of pliers is sufficient on one of the lugs, as the only resistance is that of the spring. I used pipe grips/water pump pliers to get the leverage to twist. The emblem is mounted in a hole with opposing key ways (slots) so will not turn as you turn the spring loaded assembly. Fitting a new flat badge is even simpler, with the hole cleaned it can be located in the hole and simply pushed into place, with a satisfying click as the plastic spring lugs secure it. Just remember to hold onto the raised star emblem when you remove it, as it's a relatively heavy metal lump and could make a mess if it slid down your bonnet to the windscreen! Good luck.
     
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    REGGO

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    Cheers Scoops1972, going to have a go later when the weather brightens up.:thumb:.
     

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