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Front and Side Emblem Replacement
 
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Pelican Technical Article:

Front and Side Emblem Replacement

Nick Czerula

Time:

1 hour1 hr

Tab:

$40 to $80

Talent:

**

Tools:

Plastic prying tool, needle nose pliers

Applicable Models:

BMW Z3 (1996-02)

Parts Required:

Emblems, plastic mounts, double sided tape

Hot Tip:

Be careful not to scratch paint

Performance Gain:

Nice looking emblems

Complementary Modification:

New shift knob

BMW Z3 models have three exterior emblems that wear out and fall apart over time. Replacing them is a snap and can be done with very few tools. In this tech article I will show you how to replace the front and side emblems on BMW Z3 models.

Avoid marring the trim. Work with a plastic prying tool or wrap a screwdriver tip with masking tape before prying out trim panels, switches or electrical accessories.

Keep in mind that when your car was serviced before, parts may have been replaced with different size fasteners used in the replacement. The sizes of the nuts and bolts we give may be different from what you have, so be prepared with different size sockets and wrenches. 

Protect your eyes, hands and body from fluids, dust and debris while working on your vehicle. If you're working with the electrical system, disconnect the battery before beginning. Always catch fluids in appropriate containers and properly dispose of any fluid waste. Recycle parts, packaging and fluids when possible. Do not work on your vehicle if you feel the task is beyond your ability. 

Vehicle models change and evolve, as they grow older, so the vehicle shown in our illustrations may vary slightly from yours. If something seems different, let us know and share your info to help other users. Do you have questions or want to add to the article? Leave a comment below. When leaving a comment, please leave your vehicle information.

Hood Emblem:

Using a plastic prying tool, lever the emblem at the sides.
Figure 1

Using a plastic prying tool, lever the emblem at the sides. Work each side up a little at a time until it pops free. You can also small flathead screwdriver covered in tape, this is a popular method. Be careful not to chip or scratch your paint.

Using a pair of needle nose pliers, pull the plastic mounting bushings out of the hood.
Figure 2

Using a pair of needle nose pliers, pull the plastic mounting bushings out of the hood. Once removed, clean any dirt and debris from the hood.

Next you will have to press the new mounting bushings into place.
Figure 3

Next you will have to press the new mounting bushings into place.

Align the new emblem studs with the bushings and press it into place.
Figure 4

Align the new emblem studs with the bushings and press it into place.

Side Emblem:
Using a plastic prying tool, lever the emblem at the sides.
Figure 5

Using a plastic prying tool, lever the emblem at the sides. Work each side up a little at a time until it pops free. You can also small flathead screwdriver covered in tape, this is a popular method. Be careful not to chip or scratch your paint. This emblem is held on with double sided tape. You may have to work your way around the emblem as you lever.

Once the emblem is removed, clean any dirt and residual double sided tape from the body.
Figure 6

Once the emblem is removed, clean any dirt and residual double sided tape from the body.

Peel the tape cover off the new emblem, then align the two plastic studs with the body, then press emblem into place.
Figure 7

Peel the tape cover off the new emblem, then align the two plastic studs with the body, then press emblem into place. Firmly hold emblem onto body until it is stuck and evenly seated.

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