To replace the badge, it is useful to know how it attaches They mostly fit in one of two ways. The vast majority of them have two prongs on the back. One is at the 3 o’clock position and the other is at the 9 o’clock position. These prongs simply push into two plastic grommets that are themselves pushed into holes in the bonnet or boot.
It is worth noting that many badges don’t have any adhesive. Also, some of the badges fitted to later models are slightly different in that they have two hollow prongs on the back. These simply push onto the corresponding fitting on the bodywork. The method to remove and replace is the same otherwise.
Once the surface is clean, the new badge can be fitted. If the new badge is self adhesive, remove the backing first. Position the prongs of the badge over the holes in the grommets and then simply push it on. Give it a good firm press, especially if your badge is self adhesive. That is all there is to it.
Before fitting your new BMW bonnet or boot badge, ensure that the newly exposed paintwork is cleaned. Use warm soapy water. You may have to remove any remaining adhesive carefully with your fingernail. If it has hardened, it can be softened using a hair dryer, being careful not to burn your fingers as you try to scrape it off. Use polish that you would normally use on your paintwork in order to remove any sticky deposits.
Where your boot or tailgate badge is the type that moves to expose the lock, the fishing line and the card need to be inserted between the badge and the surface of the sliding lock cover.