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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 01-31-2007, 08:35 AM
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Hood Roundel problems.......

I had some discoloration on my original hood roundel which is now 7 years old. I bought a replacement from the dealer, about $15, and decided to replace it last night. I used a screw driver to pop it out but unfortunately as a result of either old age or cold temperatures one of the rivets broke off the roundel and is stuck in the hood. Any suggestions on how I can remove this without causing damage to the hood?
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Old 01-31-2007, 09:14 AM
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Can you drill or grind the shaft of the rivet out to where you can crush the rest of it with some needle-nose pliers and push or pull it out? I have to replace my hood roundel as well...
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Old 01-31-2007, 09:18 AM
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Can you drill or grind the shaft of the rivet out to where you can crush the rest of it with some needle-nose pliers and push or pull it out? I have to replace my hood roundel as well...
I think this is what I might have to do but there isn't much room to work and rivet is pretty tough. If I go this route, there is a pretty good chance I might damage the hood.
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Old 01-31-2007, 09:41 AM
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If it is sticking up at all, you should be able to get a hold of it with a pair of end nippers. If it broken flush with the surface then you might be able to push it through. It is just a small grommet that holds each of the pins on the back of the roundel. The pins are tapered slightly so pulling should be easier than pushing. And if you push it through the grommet will probably go with it. So you will have to replace it.

For others reading this, be careful to pull straight out when removing, don't pry so much as to get the emblem on an angle - that's how you break the pin off.
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Old 01-31-2007, 09:53 AM
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If it is sticking up at all, you should be able to get a hold of it with a pair of end nippers. If it broken flush with the surface then you might be able to push it through. It is just a small grommet that holds each of the pins on the back of the roundel. The pins are tapered slightly so pulling should be easier than pushing. And if you push it through the grommet will probably go whith it. So you will have to replace it.

For others reading this, be careful to pull straight out when removing, don't pry so much as to get the emblem on an angle - that's how you break the pin off.
The under side of the hood is solid I believe and it's pretty flush to the hood so I couldn't grab it with a set of needle nose pliers.
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Old 01-31-2007, 09:25 PM
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You can either push the pin through or use a very small size flat head screw driver and ply the grommet out with the pin stuck on it. Make sure to protect the emblem perimeter with a few layers of masking tape before you try this. Should be straight forware. Good luck.
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Old 02-06-2007, 07:38 AM
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FIXED!!!!!!!!!!

I drilled a screw into the rivet very gently. Then I grabbed the screw with a pliers and pulled the rivet right out. Worked pretty well but I had to be very steady when drilling. Thanks for the suggestions guys.
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I justs followed this 7 year old advice.

While changing both roundels, the front one was the original one; the plastic was very fragile.

I drilled with the thinnest drill bit I found in my tools, then drilled a thin screw and pulled out carefully

All ok now.
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- How to replace the BMW E39 front hood rounde (1)

See also:
- What does the BMW roundel stand for and mean (1) & how to replace the BMW E39 front hood roundel ornament decal logo badge emblem (1) (2) (3) (4) & how the BMW E39 hood roundel differs from the trunk roundel (1) & where to buy the BMW steering wheel roundel (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
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It's better to use a credit card to remove the emblems. It comes off much easier.
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Credit card? Why risk scratches, use a suction cup and pull straight up.
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Never seen or tried the suction cup idea. That's probably the best option if it works. CC will should not scratch your paint.
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I used a 2" Diameter suction cup I bought on amazon for 5 bucks when I removed my trunk roundel. The only problem is the hood roundel has ridges on my car.. So the suction cup won't grab 100% of the time..
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But there's always super glue on the end of a stick as well...
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