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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 04-28-2009, 04:19 AM
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Question hood emblem replacement

Hi, I am new to this forum so if it looks like I am confused, most likely I am.

I am looking to find out how to remove the old flaked off hood emblem and replace it with a new one. Any suggestions?
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Old 04-28-2009, 04:22 AM
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Hi, I am new to this forum so if it looks like I am confused, most likely I am.

I am looking to find out how to remove the old flaked off hood emblem and replace it with a new one. Any suggestions?
Thanks,
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microfiber towel and a screwdriver. It just prys out. Just dont have my luck, where some numnuts broke it, and glued it back to the paint.





But the chances are pretty low, just order a new one and swap em out.
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Old 04-28-2009, 08:54 AM
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Old 04-28-2009, 10:20 AM
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get a carbon fiber one man, if your gonna replace it!
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Old 04-28-2009, 10:43 AM
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I could've used that link a few years ago when I was replacing it in my E46.
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Old 04-28-2009, 11:14 AM
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I just did this on my whip. I tried one of the removal methods that recommended using dental floss to slide under the roundel and lift up. Good luck with that!

I slid a plastic putty knife under the roundel and pried it up with a screwdriver using the putty knife to protect the hood. Of course, the post from the roundel broke off in the original rubber grommet so I had to use a drill to bore it out.

Parts from bavarian autosport (don't forget new grommets!)
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Old 04-28-2009, 11:15 AM
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get a carbon fiber one man, if your gonna replace it!
If I'm not mistaken, those are just a carbon fiber style decal that goes over the top of an existing roundel.
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Old 04-28-2009, 10:06 PM
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I just replaced mine today. I took an old credit card and got that between the emblem and the hood, then I took the thinnest screwdriver I had and worked it between the cc and the emblem. (this keeps from scratching the paint or denting the hood) Work it all the way around popping it up a little bit at a time and it will come right off. I bought my OEM BMW 82mm Hood Emblem "Roundel" on Ebay. The OEM p/n is 51148132375 (ebay item# 260393865220) user bavariancreation has an Ebay store where he sells these for only 19 bucks, this includes free 1st class shipping. You just can't beat that price! He carries them for almost every make and model bimmer. He also carries the carbon fiber style as well. I think those ran about 35 bucks. You can get the cheaper from other places online, but most of them don't come with the replacement black rubber grommets that help to hold it firmly onto the hood, but this guy includes them with your emblem. Good luck! It definitely made my car look 100% better!

One more thing....the ones that bavariancreation sells are not decals that go over the existing roundel. Their the real deal, which for 35 bucks is a great price. Check out his store on Ebay to see what they look like and get prices.

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Old 04-28-2009, 10:10 PM
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I took an old credit card and got that between the emblem and the hood
Visa, Mastercard, or Amex?
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Old 04-28-2009, 10:13 PM
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Hey ysoloud....nice to see someone from Hot Springs. I went to Lake Hamilton HS back in the 80's. (grad 85) My parents still live their but I had to get out. Not much in the way of job oppourtunities there. At least during the time I lived there.
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Old 04-28-2009, 10:16 PM
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LOL I found Visa worked best. After all....it's everywhere you wanna be.
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Visa, Mastercard, or Amex?
hahaha amex
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Old 04-29-2009, 02:46 AM
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Old 04-29-2009, 06:19 AM
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Green, gold, platinum . . . or black?

OP: Bavauto.com has 'em, along with instructions. Not the only place to get a new roundel, of course. It's a five-minute job, unless you screw it up and have to repaint. Although I'm afraid of doing anything to my car, I still successfully replaced mine.
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Old 04-29-2009, 12:27 PM
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Got mines replaced today with the M5 bmw emblem.

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Wait, so you put a M5 badge on you 7 series???
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:57 AM
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Hood Emblem

Just did mine today. Picked up the emblem at the BMW place. Parts counter gave me special tool , LOL.

Special tool - a nylon flat strap like you see for bundling, you know you get a box and it has this flat white or black plastic strap around it....


Take the flat strap and slide under the emblem, use a rag so as to not cut your hands. Pull hard the emblem will pop right off.

I just did it and it works fine.
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Old 05-06-2010, 10:23 PM
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Just in case the pelican parts BMW hood emblem roundel DIY goes away, here's the PDF ...

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I bought black/white roundels. Love em so much
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Old 05-15-2010, 05:11 PM
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This is a picture of the one on the trunk, but same concept. Try to find yourself one of these straps. Once you have a little gap under it, thread this through and pull up.
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Old 05-18-2010, 02:57 PM
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search "HOOD BADGE"

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Beware of cheap emblems on eBay. I bought one for $10 shipped and it was all deformed on the face of it. Looked like some third grader made it as a school project. I picked up a real one from Pelican and the real one weighed twice as much as the eBay one!!
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Old 05-18-2010, 08:08 PM
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Wait, so you put a M5 badge on you 7 series???
if im not mistaken that looks like a 5 series behind it
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