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DIY - Removing / Replace Roundel (roundel removal)
Published by Jason
11-16-2006
DIY - Removing / Replace Roundel (roundel removal)

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!

From : http://www.pelicanparts.com/bmw/tech...30-Roundel.htm
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  #1  
By sstarch1 on 11-16-2006, 02:41 PM
I will try to remove the rear roundtell on my trunk this evening, but i assume there will be two holes left...any way to cover them up?
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By Chesmu on 11-16-2006, 04:20 PM
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I will try to remove the rear roundtell on my trunk this evening, but i assume there will be two holes left...any way to cover them up?
yeah... with a new roundel....

not only will you have two holes, but you'll also have a circular divot in the trunk lid where the roundel fits. Put on a new one .....

see this thread:http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...lacing+roundel
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By King335i on 01-13-2007, 12:33 AM
I tried this on a E92 coupe and I don't know if I simply didn't apply enough elbow grease or what, but the roundels seemed like they did not want to budge at all and I was worried about damaging them. What am I doing wrong? Has anyone done this on an E92 coupe?
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By Chesmu on 01-13-2007, 01:01 AM
careful... check out Picus's thread on "problem with e92 roundels". In summary, the replacements might not fit correctly on the coupe
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By ironic on 01-13-2007, 03:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Jason
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!

From : http://www.pelicanparts.com/bmw/tech...30-Roundel.htm

Damn those roundels are worn, i had a 5 year olf 328ci, i know not that old, but the roundels were in perfect shape, do they relaly wear that fast?
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By picus on 02-01-2007, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by King335i View Post
I tried this on a E92 coupe and I don't know if I simply didn't apply enough elbow grease or what, but the roundels seemed like they did not want to budge at all and I was worried about damaging them. What am I doing wrong? Has anyone done this on an E92 coupe?
The front was a breeze for me, the rear was a huge pain in the ass. Of course there are no replacements for it yet either. A 72mm one might work, but it won't fit perfectly.
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By calvino on 02-05-2007, 09:35 PM
does anyone knows how to remove the Roundel of the steering wheel? mine is all mess up but I'm scare of trying to remove it I don't want to set off the airbag or something like that
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By Chesmu on 02-05-2007, 09:39 PM
i just stuck my replacement on top of the original. Looks fine to me. Ksfrogman says that there are clips on the side of it.
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By calvino on 02-05-2007, 10:22 PM
men I'm so fucking stupid !!! there are NOT clips on the inside of the roundel of the steering wheel I bend it and I had to remove it aI'm clad I had a ACS one but now I don't like it that much it dosent look like BMW I don't think I can buy one at the dealer so I guess I have to get it on ebay

so guys DO NOT remove the one on your steering wheel just put a new one in top of it.
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By ///Matt on 02-05-2007, 10:42 PM
The steering wheel emblem is NOT replaceable, according to BMW. I've replaced many complete airbag's for a damn cracking emblem. It's DUMB.
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By calvino on 02-05-2007, 10:48 PM
I'm SOOOOOOOO STUPID !!! I f up my original emblem !

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The steering wheel emblem is NOT replaceable, according to BMW. I've replaced many complete airbag's for a damn cracking emblem. It's DUMB.
no wonder why went I was trying to remove it I hear a crack and I saw the center of my emblem broken!

I guess now I will have get one on ebay
or get another airbag matt can you hook me up with an airbag ?
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By joebaggg on 02-05-2007, 10:54 PM
why replace them... the bimmian cover ups look great, most cant even tell theyr stuck on there. for 15$ you cant go wrong
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By canucklion on 02-06-2007, 08:41 AM
that sucks man, calvino, it'll be easier for you to get hte Ebay ones, instead of replacing your airbag, that'll cost you $$$$$$
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I'm SOOOOOOOO STUPID !!! I f up my original emblem !



no wonder why went I was trying to remove it I hear a crack and I saw the center of my emblem broken!

I guess now I will have get one on ebay
or get another airbag matt can you hook me up with an airbag ?
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By calvino on 02-06-2007, 10:23 AM
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that sucks man, calvino, it'll be easier for you to get hte Ebay ones, instead of replacing your airbag, that'll cost you $$$$$$
yea I was j/k I can use $800 for a set of wheels instead of a new airbag


howeverr look the emblem that I found I love it
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By ADHD on 02-06-2007, 11:01 AM
WOW!! i would NEVER use a screwdriver to remove the roundels!! Holy shit u guys are nuts!!! just use dental floss guys much easier and guarannetted NO scratches or dents
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By ksfrogman on 02-06-2007, 11:49 AM
There are clips on the steering wheel emblem. Just don't plan on reusing your existing roundel. I replaced mine with a new one that was black/white.

Like any other item you attempt to remove, don't force anything and take your time. If you use a screwdriver, see where the plastic is pulling up, and redirect your prying using those spots as fulcrum points.
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By sp8w on 02-14-2007, 04:40 AM
A friend at the dealership offered me a great suggestion. When I went in to get a new roundel, he asked if I would like to borrow their high-tech tool to remove the old roundel. j/k

He went in the back and cut a piece of nylon strapping that they use to band pallets. It worked great because it was thin enough to get behind the roundel and strong enough not to break.
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By ADHD on 02-14-2007, 12:46 PM
^^^^^ thats exactly how i use the dental floss!!!! great pic bud
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By Hunter399 on 02-14-2007, 03:04 PM
I wrapped the screw driver blade in a MF towel

Works perfect, no problems at all
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By Paul330d on 02-14-2007, 03:29 PM
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A friend at the dealership offered me a great suggestion. When I went in to get a new roundel, he asked if I would like to borrow their high-tech tool to remove the old roundel. j/k

He went in the back and cut a piece of nylon strapping that they use to band pallets. It worked great because it was thin enough to get behind the roundel and strong enough not to break.
Now that's a good idea. Thx for sharing
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By j|rz44 on 03-30-2007, 03:09 AM
i just installed my hood roundel...
used dental floss to lift, slid the credit card in and went to the screwdriver...
i didnt attemp to do the trunk, as the roundel seemed diff., the top and
bottom lip were thiner than the side edges...
can someone please post a pick or share their experiences...
picture wouldnt upload...ill try again later

thx
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