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Old 08-23-2013, 05:04 PM
3RZ 3RZ is offline
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Hood Emblem

So I decided to replace my hood emblem. Naturally, since I am always destined to screw up something when working on a car myself, the pins on the old badge cracked off the badge and are now stuck in the grommets in the hood. Fantastic.

Before I bust out the dremel and "machine" the old plastic out, does anyone know if I can push out those rubber grommets from behind the hood? I have the wider kidney grill since mine is a V8, I'm not sure if there is a difference though.

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Old 08-23-2013, 06:19 PM
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Hahahahaha... O man.. No dremel please.. There should be away to pull the grommet out with pin in it via needle nose pliers or a small pick of some sort..


Id avoid a dremel, will ruin a grommet at least if not widen the hole odly..
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Old 08-23-2013, 08:53 PM
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Re: Hood Emblem

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So I decided to replace my hood emblem. Naturally, since I am always destined to screw up something when working on a car myself, the pins on the old badge cracked off the badge and are now stuck in the grommets in the hood. Fantastic.

Before I bust out the dremel and "machine" the old plastic out, does anyone know if I can push out those rubber grommets from behind the hood? I have the wider kidney grill since mine is a V8, I'm not sure if there is a difference though.

Thanks.
This is the first thing I do when we purchase a vehicle from the auction is replace the emblems , so I have a few that I have replaced . I'm surprised that the new emblems you purchased didn't come with new rubber grommets . You can buy them separately from your local BMW dealer they are about a dollar fifty each ( our cost anyways ) the old emblem pins and grommet I just push into the hood , don't worry it won't rattle ...

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Old 08-24-2013, 06:32 AM
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Thanks for the advice. And yeah, a dremel is a stretch for me too. The car's paint is very messed up already though.
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Old 08-24-2013, 04:48 PM
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Alright. Grommets came out with needle nose pliers. They pretty much crumbled apart actually. I found new ones in the ash tray. I guess I got lucky.
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