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      11-16-2010, 12:23 AM   #1
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BMW hood roundel stud/peg broke and got stuck in hood?

If anybody faced this problem while trying to remove their old hood roundel, here's what I did:

1. Push the broken/stuck stud/peg into the hood with a pencil or pen. It will fall into the abyss of the hood.
2. After pushing in the broken stud/peg you are left with one rubber grommet in the hood and a bigger hole where you pushed the stud/peg all the way in.
3. Coat the peg/stud that will go into the grommet-less hole with some silicon (avail at auto parts store for ~$5)
4. Push the new roundel in at the desired position and let the silicon set for 20-30 mins. Don's assume the roundel is in position as it will have wiggle room while the silicon sets.

I would've posted pics but I was in panic mode throughout this process...
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      11-16-2010, 12:32 AM   #2
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Had one break. Just drilled out the plastic piece by going with a small bit, then a bigger bit then just popped the last little pieces out.
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      12-17-2010, 05:44 PM   #3
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Tried pushing, didn't go anywhere so I gave up. I'll give it another shot when I can, its literally freezing and dark outside. Thought about the drill thing too. That's plan B. Pushing was the only way I got rid of the old trunk grommets.
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