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Pelican Technical Article:

Replacing your BMW
Roundel Emblem

Jared Fenton

Difficulty Level: 1
Difficulty scale: Adding air to your tires is level one
Rebuilding a BMW Motor is level ten

     This article is the one in a series that will be released in conjunction with Wayne's upcoming book, 101 Projects for Your BMW 3-Series.  The book will be 256 pages of full color projects detailing everything from performance mods to timing the camshafts.   With more than 350+ full-color glossy photos accompanying extensive step-by-step procedures, this book should be a staple in any 3-Series owner's collection.  See The Official Book Website for more details.  The book is due out in October 2005.   

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     One easy way to improve the apperance of your BMW is to replace a worn or faded Roundel. In this tech article we will discuss replacement of the roundel, and should take less than 10 minutes to perform. What you will need is a new Roundel and two plastic grommets, (available from Pelican)  - shown in Figure 1 and Figure 2.

     The first step is to remove the existing Roundel. As you can see in Figure 3, the existing Roundel is worn and fading. The method of removal varies, but the end result is the same, you must gently pry the old Roundel off. In this case we simply used a credit card as a fulcrum point, then inserted a flat-head screwdriver between the Roundel and the hood. Remember to use caution when prying off the old Roundel. Go slowly and using light force, and it should come right off. (Figure 4)

     Step two is to remove the two grommets left behind sitting in the hood as shown in Figure 5. If your grommets came off with the Roundel, you can skip this step. Simply remove them with a pair of pliers, they should pop right out. This is also a good time to clean the base for the Roundel, for as you can see it is covered with dirt.

     Next, simply push the new grommets onto the new Roundel as seen in Figure 6. You may have to use a little force to get them on there, but use caution as it is possible to break the studs they slide on.

     Finally, simply line up the studs with the corresponding holes in the hood, and press down with the palm of your hand, til the Roundel goes no futher (Figure 7). That's it, you're done!

     If you would like to see more technical articles like this one, please continue to support Pelican Parts with all your parts needs.  If you like what you see here, then please visit our online BMW catalog and help support the collection and creating of new and informative technical articles like this one.  Your continued support directly affects the expansion and existence of this site and technical articles like this one.  As always, if you have any questions or comments about this helpful article, please drop us a line.

Comments and Suggestions:
Bobby Comments: I can't find the trunk emblem for my wife's 2004 325 ci convertibe. It's smaller about 2 3/8in. round. Any guess what my problem is ?
October 30, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799 and they can help figure out which part or repair kit you need.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
Jay Comments: I have a 2004 BMW 325CIC convertible where the Roundel on the hood was robbed by a jewelry seeker. It appears that this was glued on with some white sticky type material, is that right? They normally have two prongs on them? Do I glue this on?
October 19, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Your should have the two prongs and bushings. The tape may have been used to reattach a lose roundel. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Jake Comments: Have trunk roundel for my 2006 BMW 3 Series. Where may I find an article/video to replace the trunk roundel? Only ones I've found are for the hood, specifically looking to see how the inner trunk lid panel can be removed without breaking the existing clips.
September 20, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Not sure we have that article. All of our E90 stuff is here:

http://www.pelicanparts.com/BMW/techarticles/tech_main_e90.htm - Nick at Pelican Parts
 
euro Comments: I have a 2000 E39 528itA M - Touring Sports Wagon and I am having the most difficult time finding out the correct hood and rear Deck Lid/Hatch Roundels in the Black/Silver Real Carbon Fiber by dimensions. I see alot of them for sale but all the postings say not for my type of car. Is my car so unique to the world that this is an impossibility? I would not think this should be this difficult. I have one of the most important car shows in San Diego coming up on August 31st, 2014 and I seriously am in need of replacing the cheep, faded, disgusting looking ones that are on my car now, before the show. I am counting on your many years of experience to assist me. Thank you. Ed...
August 25, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799 and they can help figure out which part or repair kit you need.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
wasapppp Comments: I have a 1992 BMW 525i 4 door sedan and the emblems on both the hood and trunk have faded and worn off. Will the emblems available on your site fit my car?
August 8, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: They are all available. Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. They can help you find the right emblems. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
DKL Comments: Hi, sorry if I missed this in the previous comments. I am looking for an all black trunk roundel for a BMW 2012 135i coupe. I have yet to find one that has the curved back needed to fit on the trunk. Do you know of such an animal?
July 15, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799, if there's one out there, they will find it for you. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Bob Comments: Was this the left over from an after market stick-on badge or a separated two-piece roundel? I need to know what to replace. I looked under the hood for some sign of grommets, but didn't see anything. My car is a 2007 328i coupe.
June 26, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Looks like you lost half of your ROundel. You need a new Roundel and grommets. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
SFH Comments: is the trunk roundel for a 2004 X3 glued on or does it us the two studs/grommets? Do I use the credit card technique to remove it or the dental floss to undue the tape/glue? Also, does the trunk roundel have a raised base and does it come off with the badge?
June 26, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Not sure is a credit card will do it. You may need to lever it off with a plastic prying tool. It is held on similar to the front, with two grommets. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Don Comments: I have a 1995 BMW 740iL I bought new. Some years ago the hood emblem disappeared, probably in a car wash. It left behind attached to the hood a metal disc covered in what appeared to be residual adhesive. I saw no sign of groumets. A few days ago the trunk emblem disappeared, again after a automatic car wash vist. And again the remaing disc has adhesive remnants. Is there an OEM emblem that is affixed with adhesive, and if so, what is the brand name of the adhesive?

Thank you,

Don
June 19, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: You emblem should be attached with grommets. It may have been reinstalled with double sided tape at some point. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Bill Comments: You have mentioned several times that you would write up a procedure for replacing the side badges on a Z3 or Z4. The lastest reply being to Tomcat on April 30, 2012. Is that procedure available yet?

June 10, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: The article is located in the Z3 tech article section. Here is the link: http://www.pelicanparts.com/BMW/techarticles/BMW-Z3/51-BODY-Front_and_Side_Emblem_Replacement/51-BODY-Front_and_Side_Emblem_Replacement.htm - Nick at Pelican Parts  
tweed Comments: My roundel did not come with grommets. How bad of an idea is it to use the old grommets?
May 12, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: I have seen the grommets cause new Roundels to fall out. If they are in good condition, you should be OK. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
mark Comments: Are there any metal backed front and rear carbon fiber badges - the ebay ones are garbage
May 7, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: If there are, our parts specialists can get one for you.

Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. They can help you find the right part.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
Lady Beamer Comments: I was able to remove the bonnet emblem with some girly force by sliding a piece of hard plastic packaging tape under the emblem. I placed a towel on the bonnet to protect the paint and wore a pair of gloves as this made it easier to grip the packaging tape plus it was cutting into my hands but all in all it was relatively easy. :-
April 28, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the additional info. We appreciate it.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
Docnic Comments: Thanks for the instructions! Tip from my AWESOME Bimmer mech - the aftermarket grommets may not hold as well. Don't replace them unless needed. Might be why one commenter had problems with emblem flying off on the highway after replacement.
March 16, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. Glad we could help.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
rogue65 Comments: I have a '96 318iS, and have found this really helpful, among other posts you have. Although I'm in Australia, there isn't much difference. Kudo's
March 5, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback, glad we could help. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
isoprime Comments: Pretty sure you're meant to insert the gromets into thw hood then lush the logo in. That way you dont risk bunching up the last bit of rubber before the lip.
November 3, 2013
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the additional Info. We appreciate it.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
Moe Comments: How can I replace my trunk roundel? It was stolen. I bought a replacement one and two new grommets. The current mounting base only has a center hole and the new roundel had two side prongs. I have a 2008 x5.
Thanks
November 1, 2013
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: I would check to make sure you have all of the correct parts, it should be the same as all the rest of the cars.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
Madison Comments: The left prong from my old hood emblem broke off in the grommet. I was able to use a credit card to pry off the tight grommet, but not the left. Due to the broken prong in the left grommet, it enlarge the grommet not allowing the grommet to pull through the drilled hole.
October 30, 2013
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: use a small punch to drive the plastic all the way through the grommet, then remove it.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
demkine Comments: how do you take off rear emblem off 2004 bmw 330ci convertible
September 17, 2013
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: A small plastic pry bar will work, or the plastic strip that is used to wrap around a box. Take a 2 foot section of that plastic strip and feed it behind the back of the emblem at the top. Pull it through so you can grab both ends of the plastic strip and pull. It will pop off with a little force. Replace the plastic grommets that hold it in place.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
Alastair Comments: Really helpful thanks. Took me about 4 minutes. In total. The credit card worked a treat
July 6, 2013
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: No problem - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Seb Comments: Can't see the comments on my iphone
March 31, 2013
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
totommy Comments: very very good

i do it in 2 minute with the recommended method on my 98 e46
I used the hot glue to fix the new one
March 3, 2013
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. I would advise against using hot glue, you can try 3M emblem adhesive in it's place. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Swtlaobabe619 Comments: On the 2007 BMW x5 the trunk roundel isn't easy to replace. Does someone know how to remove to oem roundel off a x5. Please don't say a credit card or flat object because it isn't like the hood roundel. It is a bit more complicated. I have the photos below to show what I am talking about. Thanks in advance
December 6, 2012
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: All service information we have says these rear emblems are held in with plastic inserts that are "blind" (no access). It should pop out otherwise your are going to need to remove the trunk trim and possibly the rear trunk lock mechanism to access the back of the emblem. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
James Comments: Does anyone know who actually makes the BMW Roundel?
October 23, 2012
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Contact one of our parts specialist, they may be able to help you - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Milwaukee Comments: The comments here about replacing the roundel emblem made it sound so easy for the most part. I guess my '97 328i just had a stubborn one. I started by wrapping electrical tape near the ends of 2 screwdrivers as I saw in a manual. I put many layers of the same tape on the paint at the 3 & 9 o'clock positions and tried prying. I wouldn't budge under the force I wanted to place on my paint. I did manage to crack the edge of the emblem. I then used a screwdriver to gouge & pry out the inner part of the badge. I screwed a bolt into the base and pulled the front end of the car up before the bolt pulled out. Used a drill to make more holes for prying & snapped the base in two. Then just pushed the 2 studs thru to finish! My backup plan was to use the new badge to judge where the studs were to just drill into the badge...
October 20, 2012
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for giving our readers some ideas on removing the emblem. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Mark 42 Comments: Once I got the old roundel off, I used a 1/8" drill
to make pilot holes from outside through the grommet holes
and then enlarged them to 1/4" so that next time I can use
a 1/4" rod a broken or worn out screwdriver cut with a carbide wheel makes a good drift punch to push the emblem
off from the inside. You can already access the pins from
the inside on the front hood - just pop the hood but don't
raise it, reach under and push with something hard, like a screwdriver handle.
May 28, 2012
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the tip for our readers - Kerry at Pelican Parts  
Randy Comments: my 2001 e39 doesn't have the m5 emblem on the back trunk. I have a new one, but want to make sure i put it exactly where it goes. How can I find out the exact location? I have searched the internet and can find out.
May 19, 2012
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: It goes on the trunk above the trunk key cylinder - Kerry at Pelican Parts  
Tomcat Comments: Do I replace the side decal on my 2001 Z3 the same as the hood decal or does the side decal have sticky tape ?
April 30, 2012
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: The side emblem is also held in with two plastic alignment pins and double sided tape. I will try to put together a tech article on the procedure. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
steve Comments: Thanks for the tip with the credit card. I failed to find any normal pry tools in the garage and it worked wonders with a flathead. I removed the outer layer of the badges first with a razor so I had little holes to help lift the badge to get the credit card under. One thing I will say is on the z3 the side badge being stuck with adhesive made it a tad tricky...had to use a heat gun on low to get it off.
April 3, 2012
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. Glad we could help. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Pablo Comments: Two things:

1 Instead of a credit card, I used a piece of cardboard that I tore from the shipping box, because I thought it would be gentler than the hard edged plastic.

2 If you're having trouble removing the grommets, I recommend needle nose pliers after you've pried up the grommet just a bit with a screwdriver. Worked perfectly.

Thank you, Pelican!
March 24, 2012
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. Glad we could help. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Deb Comments: I've replaced my hood emblem, 01 325i, THREE times within the last 5 months. I removed the first none due to fading, replaced it, blew off on interstate on 3rd day, 2nd one lasted 5 days & blew off, 3rd one lasted about 4 months, blew off yesterday. I bought them from OEM & BMW. I followed all directions with grommets etc. 3&6 o'clock holes are there, also a rubber piece that sticks up at 12 & 6 o'clock. Ordering my 4th emblem today. Does anyone have any ideas? I can't keep this up! Help would be appreciated!!
March 20, 2012
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Try using a small piece of double sided tape on the backside of the roundel.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
Bill Comments: How do you replace the roundel on the turn signal on the fender of a 2003 Z4?
February 23, 2012
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Stay tuned, i will be able to perform this repair shortly and will have a new tech article on how to do it. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
allioz Comments: I've read online that you can't replace the emblem in the steering wheel in BMWs with air bags. I understand that BMW doesn't sell that emblem as a separate part, and that if you order from a BMW dealer, you have to get the entire airbag assembly. I found a non-OEM supplier online who sells the whole cover piece that the emblem is embedded in. Would that work? or it the back side of the emblem somehow attached to the airbag itself? Here's the URL to the part I'm talking about: http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150653592150&ssPageName=ADME:L:OU:US:1123. It looks like you could just take off the cover with the warped/faded/damaged emblem, and pop this one on, but I just want to be sure there's not more to it than that before I order one.
February 16, 2012
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: You are not supposed to dissassemble and airbag. The airbag it self is folded in a specail way so it deploys as designed otherwise it could be dangerous. I'm guessing you could removed the cover without disturbing the airbad but here in the USA we get sued for stuff like that so I will not recommend it. - Kerry at Pelican Parts  
Richy Comments: I have a 1998 740iL and the rear trunk emblem is faded and I want to replace it. Which replacement should I get? Thanks
January 24, 2012
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. They can help you find the right part. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Whiskey Comments: How do replace the Emblems on the side of the 1999 Z-3 Roaster
January 2, 2012
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Although I haven't done this on this car before, I checked the part number and it's the same as the trunk badge for many cars. I believe those are a sticker that is simply pried off and then you just stick the new one on. - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
Touringdan Comments: My son removed the emblem on his 2007 335ci coupe and broke the studs off. I see that others have done this and are having a problem removing the studs. I took a new single edged razor blade and just cut the rubber grommet flush with the hood surface very carefully. After you do this the old grommet and stud will fall into the hole.
December 12, 2011
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the additional Info. We appreciate it.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
couch Comments: thank for the info, pelican this is great,i have two bmw old ones a 1994 530 i and a 1998 740il on this one i need the four door windows but they are double any info will be appreciated, and the 530i runs great but when i come to stop light the engine stops some one told me to change the cram shaft alignment sensor and i did but still stops any inf will be apreciated
December 9, 2011
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Talk to one of our parts specialist at 888 280 7799 about the glass. As far as the stalling at stops clean the throttle plate of carbon and check the idle air motor operation - Kerry at Pelican Parts  
CASEY Comments: can i get a hood emblem sticker for an 01 325i that sticks on the existing emblem which has faded out?
November 6, 2011
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: I'm not aware of any stickers available. In reality, replacing the Roundel is really a five-minute job. - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
e46 touring Comments: I own a 2004 BMW 325xiT touring/wagon. I was able to replace my hood roundel quite easily, but cannot figure out how to replace my trunk roundel. It appears that the trunk roundel on the touring is different than the hood roundel.

Any advice on replacing the trunck roundel in the e46 touring would be greatly appreciated. I will also buy the new one from Pelican. Thanks!!!
October 11, 2011
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: The rear emblem is a different part number than the front but if should come off the same as the front.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
wayne Comments: great advice ,i had the emblem separate on the bonnet of my e46 and have been wondering how to replace it myself ,found your site by accident ,thank you ,your the man.....
September 23, 2011
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. Glad we could help.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
JT Comments: Hi, I wanted to chime in and add that it was a piece of cake, no chipping or scratching of the paint. Larry Brown is exaggerating a bit, just use a plastic credit card or something similar to get started, twist it a bit to pop a little bit out, then insert a plastic spudger or something if youre scared to use the screwdriver. I pulled the old grommets using a pair of needle-nose pliers, cleaned the area, then installed the new emblem in under 10 minutes. Thanks for the info.
September 19, 2011
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. Glad we could help.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
banjomon Comments: This article was just what I needed. The job was easy. My emblem came without the grommets so I just reused the old ones.
September 6, 2011
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. Glad we could help.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
mikegster Comments: Hi I have 1995 BMW 530i and someone stole the Hood emblem off the car I already got a new one but my problem is they break off the studs that keep the emblem in the Hood, HELP! How can I get the old broken studs out!
September 3, 2011
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Use a small punch and push them all the way through, then replace the grommets.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
bmwm1 Comments: I found a motorsport emblem that is the exact size as the one on the steering wheel for the 335. I now need to figure out how to remove the existing emblem without damaging the horn pad. any help?
August 24, 2011
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: If your steering pad has an airbag it I cannot recmmend that you take it apart. If you do not have an airbag try removing the cover and replac0ing the emblem and try not to use sharp tools or you will cut the cover - Kerry at Pelican Parts  
jeu547 Comments: When I pried the old roundel off, I found out that the last one to be put on had been glued in place with a ton of adhesive and that had caused the studs to break off in the holes. Any suggestions on how to get the broken spokes out?
August 13, 2011
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Push them through using a small pick or punch. Then install n ew grommets. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Bimmer Pierce Comments: i found this info very helpful... i think larry brown exaggerates a bit... if u are very careful and lightly priy under the emblem it will eventually loosen. Think of it like a can of paint and wiggle several sides evenly. I was able to replace my ornament in less then 10 mins. Thank You
August 11, 2011
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. Glad we could help. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Boy Comments: I have a 2007 x5 with faded front and rear emblems. Are they the same size as you have on your website for the 2006 models?
June 18, 2011
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. They can help you find the right part. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
DaddyV Comments: Thanks for the tip - took less than 5 minutes and saved me a trip to the dealer!!
May 27, 2011
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. Glad we could help. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
KS Comments: While replacing the hood ornament on for my 1997 528I, the studs broke off in the grommett. What is the best way to proceed with this? I don't know what to do.Thank you.
May 7, 2011
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Use a small punch and push them through, then replace the grommets.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
MX125 Comments: One note I would add is that the posts that hold the emblem in place are at the 9 o'clock and 3 o'clock positions on the old emblem. When you use the credit card and thin screw driver, try to pry close to these posts that you can't see yet. And do it slowly. I found that prying at the top 12 o'clock position or the very bottom 6 o'clock made the emblem flex a lot and I was concerned the posts might snap off. So I suggest prying near but not direct at the points where the posts are located. And as wisely stated by the Pelican folks, go slowly.

Thanks again Pelican. You have a new customer.
April 23, 2011
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. Glad we could help. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
MX125 Comments: These instructions worked great for my '04 Front emblem. I didn't have new grommets so I took a chance with the old ones. When I place an order, I'll grab a new set of grommets and do it again. But thanks. These instructions solved my problem.
April 23, 2011
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. Glad we could help. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
freddy Comments: I want to know what the best price is for an oil pump for My BMW 2004 325Xi and also the back suspension. Please help me get the best price for one because I need to start saving for the part and labor.
March 21, 2011
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Give our sales department a call at 1-888-280-7799 and they can check on pricing for you. - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
chris Comments: Thanks for the info!
Do you know whether the front and rear emblems of the E30 are the same?
March 14, 2011
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: They are not the same, I believe that the rear one is quite a bit smaller. - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
Jim Comments: Can't find anywhere where "How to remove and replace BMW emblem on the front bumperP/N51147044207of my 2009 Z4.Other than remove whole bumper.How is this done.The colored part of my old one dissapeared.Can you get just the colored stickers to replace on clear emblem?
March 1, 2011
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: This particular emblem has nuts on the back, I'd go in thru the grille or take off the cover under the hood between the catch and the bumper - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
GtwFubar Comments: Great advice. Although I found it much easier to leave the grommets in place and push the new badge into them. Top site!
March 1, 2011
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. Glad we could help. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
jcrue Comments: how do i remove the emblem from the trunk of my 06 325i ?
February 10, 2011
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Use the dental floss trick that I show in this article: http://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/Boxster_Tech/66-BODY-Crest_-_Emblems/66-BODY-Crest_-_Emblems.htm - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
Mannie Comments: My hood emblem came off too BMW X5 2006 and it looks like that there are 4 small holes and not 2. Do I need to remove this round metal piece as well and find the "other" holes under there? Or is a different kind? Please help!
February 9, 2011
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: I think what happened is your emblem separated into two pieces, and the base piece is still stuck in your hood. The color under the emblem should be the same color as the rest of your hood. If the base is still stuck there, then simply use the "credit card method" to remove the existing base. - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
Jenh52384 Comments: HI, I am trying to purchase a hood emblem for my BMW 06 325i, it came off last month. It seems that it was stuck on with an adhesive and it has 4 grommet holes that are very small. I see that the one that is on here only has 2. Do you have the 4 holed adhesive hood emblem?
January 22, 2011
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: This is a common question. What actually happened with your car is that the emblem itself separated, and what you're looking at is the bottom of the emblem, still stuck to the car. What you need to do is remove this bottom piece, and then you will see the two holes underneath, where you install the new emblem. New emblems are actually two pieces - the bottom base piece, and the top blue/white part. - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
tamatohi Comments: I received the Roundel for the hood of my 528i in 3 days at a good price. Then found instructions to use a credit card to remove the old one on your site. Technical information is great!
Thanks, Pelican!
January 11, 2011
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. Glad we could help. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
jp Comments: i only find the roundals for hood for my 2006 325i in your web store..where can i find one for the rear trunk?
December 26, 2010
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: They should be there in our catalog. If not, then give our sales department a call at 1-888-280-7799 and they can look up the proper part number for you. - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
528i owner Comments: I have a 2000 528i and someone took my hood emblem. I am looking to replace. The emblem on websites appears to replaces via grommets. My emblem had a sticky backing it looks like there is a sticky sand dollar on my hood Can I replace the hood emblem with the grommet emblem or do I need to order an emblem with sticky backing?
October 21, 2010
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: The sticky emblem was probably some type of aftermarket emblem - the factory ones use grommets. A new emblem should fit right in there fine. - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
Donibm Comments: I want to debadge my entire 2009 X5. I understand how to remove the front badge. I'm a little hazy with the rear badge, but I guess I'll use waxed dental floss. And the "3.0i" badges on either side - I'll use floss with those as well. I just hope the googone doesn't mess up my paint. I'm kitting the X5 with entire Lumma parts.
September 21, 2010
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Yup, try the dental floss method shown here: http://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/Boxster_Tech/66-BODY-Crest_-_Emblems/66-BODY-Crest_-_Emblems.htm - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
Beau Comments: My only regret is i just found your site and had my blower motor resistor replaced at the shop this morning. Your site is awesome. I will be doing the easy things myself for now on. Thanks to all at Pelican Staff.
September 16, 2010
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. Glad we could help.

- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
Anthony Comments: Do you have instructions on how to replace the wheel emblems on an E36
August 2, 2010
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: They are just metalic stickers on the the wheel caps. Simply get a razorblade and pick off the old ones. Clean the surface and then apply the new ones. Presto! - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
Mike Comments: I have a damaged roundel on my 545i steering wheel. Tried to get BMW dealer to replace it. They said it was part of the air bag and replacing it would require a new airbag. As you might imagine, the damaged roundel is still there.
July 18, 2010
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Yes, that's correct, the roundel is part of the airbag assembly. My best recommendation is to try to get a used one from eBay - they are only a couple of bucks, and they should simply pop out of the airbag assembly. - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
V5COG Comments: Hi All
can anyone tell how to remove the emblem from the horn/airbag as i have purchased a Carbon Effect emblem
and would like to replace the old one
Many Thanks
June 12, 2010
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: I'm not sure that is easily removable. In the past, I've seen people use overlays that fit over the stock emblem (like foil stickers). - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
paul Comments: i ordered some emblems for my 2006 bmw 325i any idea how i can replace the rim emblems the ones i ordered are adhesive ones.
May 19, 2010
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: The rim caps can be ordered as complete caps, or as adhesive ones. Give sales a call, and they will hook you up with what you need. - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
Pedro Comments: I got the aftermarket one from you guys, looks pretty good. Thanks for the instructions, it was easy to replace the front one in my wife's X3.

The only problem I had is that I couldn't use the grommels you shipped, the emblem was too loose when using it, so I had to use the existing ones which was still a bit loose, but not as easy to pry off.
April 24, 2010
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. Glad we could help. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Rfpowell Comments: One of my studs broke off in the grommet and I just drilled it out. Worked like a charm. My rear emblem came off, with ease, using the credit card ONLY! no screwdriver needed. E39
April 6, 2010
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. Glad we could help.- Nick at Pelican Parts  
Lovebeemers Comments: Worked great!!! Dealer probably gets $100 to do that
April 3, 2010
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. Glad we could help.- Nick at Pelican Parts  
awarmbreeze Comments: Got brave ... the side emblems are alignment posted stick-ons
March 27, 2010
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the additional Info. We appreciate it. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
awarmbreeze Comments: Do the side hood roundels replace the same as the front hood 1998 Z3 ???
March 26, 2010
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Stay tuned, i will be able to perform this repair shortly and will have a new tech article on how to do it. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Mal Comments: I am trying to replace a trunk emblem on a 318I however there is a plastic insert in the way that has no visible screws, how can I remove it to get to the grommets?
March 26, 2010
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: That sounds like it is part on the emblem that has come apart, use a plastic pry tool or a credit card to get under it and pop it out.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
vmsoles Comments: I read the instructions and comments given by other about replacing the emblem. Although I broke one stud removing the old emblem I was able to pop out the old grommets and replace it with the new ones and pop the emblem back on. It wasn't as difficult as I had anticipated, needless to say my husband was impressed with automotive mechanical skills.
February 24, 2010
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. Glad we could help.

- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
fickleflan Comments: I've inherited a 1997 328i convertible and it's by far the nicest ride I've ever had. I'm sprucing it up with new roundels for the trunk and wheels. The tips for replacing the trunk emblem look easy but I'm not sure about the wheel emblems. It looks like adhesive was used for them. I presume I'll need a special adhesive rather than grommets, correct? Can you recommend an adhesive or do they come with a fixer? Thanks in advance.
February 21, 2010
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: The roundel on the wheels is part of the center cap, just replace the center cap.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
Chip TX Comments: I recently acquired a pre-owned 328i. The roundel was faded out so I ordered a new one. With my wife looking over my shoulder I popped the hood and said "oh S-t". My wife already thinks I'm a Tim Taylor. Boy will she be surprised when I have it on there...Thanks!
February 21, 2010
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. Glad we could help.

- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
Steve 007 Comments: My Girl has an X5, with a bonnet badge without its logo, how do I change the badge for a replacement, without going to a 80.00 per hour BMW dealer?
January 4, 2010
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Check out our tech page for pictures and tips.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
burton Comments: hi I have a 05 z4 I want to take the emblem off crytalize it and put it back on front back and the sides where the turn signal is. do i need to order new grommets from you? and the turn signal how does that work?
December 18, 2009
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: I'm not super-familiar with the Z4's turn signals, but I believe that the signal and Roundel are integrated as one piece, so that might be difficult to accomplish. - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
doomrabbit Comments: I had a really hard time getting my old emblems off - prob due to the cold weather around here the grommet rubber is pretty hard.

Once I got the emblem off, I tried putting the grommets on the emblem and pushing it into the hood as recommended - this didn't work very well for me; the new emblem wasn't seated fully down on the hood about a mm of clearance between the emblem and the hood.

I popped the emblem back off. To soften the grommet rubber, I filled a coffee cup with an inch of really hot water from a hot water dispenser, and let the grommets sit in there for about 30 seconds. This softened them up a bit. At that point I put the grommets in the hood, and pushed the emblem down into the grommets. The emblem slid right in, and was seated against the hood as desired.
December 12, 2009
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Great tip for our cold-weather friends! - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
AFB.bm nut Comments: Regarding the removal of numbers/lettering from boot/trunk lid. DEBADGING. Carefully use hairdrier on hot setting,warm up numbers then use either fine fishing line or dental floss between numbers to brake the adhesive seal by slowly sliding it along the back. When they have worked free use a good cutting compound to restore the paint back original colour then to complete job polish out and admire job done,did this to debadge my 530 sport worked a treat.
December 5, 2009
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Neat tips, thanks for adding to the article! - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
Greg Comments: Great tip with the credit card, worked a treat and now the car looks good as new. Many thanks. P.S. the dental floss didn't work for me, not a fisherman either.
October 7, 2009
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. Glad we could help.

- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
Bimmergrunt Comments: My studs broke too. I just used a drill to drill a hole in the studs that were still in the hood. Then I just pushed the edges of the old studs out with the new roundel. I doubt PP will advise this since it reuses the old grommets and you run the risk of breaking your new studs but it worked great for me. I wasn't able to get the studs out any other way I tried.
The steering wheel emblems do come off. I've seen them pop off on accident. I'm not sure if this is true of all BMW's but the ones I saw it happen on were late 90's and early 00's. They popped off and left a little glue behind so my guess is, they're all just glued.
September 30, 2009
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Right, you can get the steering wheel emblems out, but I do not know of any part number for a replacement emblem. - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
Tenaciousp Comments: Is the roundel on an E36 held on the same way or is it stuck on with adhesive tape? If so how do you get it off without damaging the paint work? Thanks.
September 12, 2009
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Yes, the E36 is exactly the same. - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
Jowin Comments: Instead of using a screwdriver or other tool which can damage the paint or dent the metal, I use a thin nylon fishing line. Insert the line through the edges of the emblem until it is underneath the grommet studs and then just slowly pull it up. Be sure to use even force to avoid breaking the studs.
September 4, 2009
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: That's quite clever. I'm guessing in a pinch, some very strong dental floss might work too! - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
autojank Comments: I did it myself today! The new grommets weren't as snug as the old one, but I suppose with time they will be. I was not too careful with the credit card, and the card itself ended up making a small scratch on a part of the periphery, but it's not too noticeable. Maybe some Dr Colorchip or touch up paint should fix that the next time I plan to do some minor touch up. I used a butter knife instead of a flathead, and used the same along with the credit card to separately extract the grommets too. Thank you Pelican!
September 2, 2009
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. Glad we could help.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
SK Comments: The old emblem came off but I broke the grommets and the studs they go in. Anything I could do to fix this?
August 29, 2009
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: The new roundel comes with new studs, and you should always use new grommets too. - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
mike Comments: how do you remove the badging at the rear of the car i.e. the 335i numbers and letter?
August 20, 2009
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: These are stuck on with adhesive. I would get a small hobby knife and cut around the edges very carefully so that you don't scratch the paint. Then you'll have to remove all of the leftover adhesive remains with some type of remover that won't damage your paint. - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
bonestou Comments: How do you replace the roundel on the turn signal on front fenders of a z4?
August 15, 2009
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Stay tuned, i will be able to perform this repair shortly and will have a new tech article on how to do it. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Farrpost Comments: Easy as can be. Thanks for the info
August 3, 2009
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. Glad we could help.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
pigjohnson Comments: the steering wheel emblem should comeoff easily with a screw driver but this is on my 1982 320i so idk ohters but thats how i change it
July 26, 2009
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the info. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
e46beemz Comments: I was wondering how the emblem on the steering comes off so i can replace it with a carbon fibre one
July 13, 2009
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: It doesn't come off, it's embedded into the rubber part of the steering wheel. I haven't looked at this closely, there might be a way to pry it out and replace it with a new, aftermarket one. Trouble is, this is a BMW trademark, so I don't think there are any aftermarket ones available. - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
ogsk8r Comments: does anyone know where to find an emblem for the trunk on a 2001 3 series convertible??? every emblem i find says its not for convertibles....why is this ????
June 28, 2009
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: The emblem for the convertible is smaller than the standard one. Give our sales guys a call at 1-888-280-7799 and they can order one for you. - Wayne at Pelican Parts

The roundel for the E46 convertible is part number 51-13-7-019-946-M9
 
Redface2007 Comments: What about the steering wheel emblem
June 21, 2009
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Unfortunately, I think these are integral parts of the steering wheel and not available separately? - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
kbk Comments: Your advise was a big help. I had off and on in ten minutes thank you so much
June 1, 2009
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. Glad we could help.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
Whit Comments: Great tip! A real paint and time saver!
May 20, 2009
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. Glad we could help.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
brettholomew Comments: Awesome help. I've been trying to figure out how to do this.
May 14, 2009
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. Glad we could help.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
chip Comments: How do you get to the one on the trunk?
May 8, 2009
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: The one in the trunk should be very similar to the one on the hood - simply use the credit card technique to pull it off. - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
tsmith Comments: thanks. Helped alot
April 30, 2009
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. Glad we could help.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
ivysdad Comments: That was great. I plan on using this source as a reference in the future if needed. Thank you.
April 22, 2009
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. Glad we could help.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
new beam owner Comments: huge help thank you
April 21, 2009
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. Glad we could help.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
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