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Jason's Avatar DIY - Removing / Replace Roundel (roundel removal)
Jason
11-16-2006
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...
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By Chesmu on 03-30-2007, 11:05 PM
the e92rear roundel has been a concern. Search for Picus' thread on "problem with e92 roundels" for details.
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By Spazdoc on 05-20-2007, 08:24 PM
Where do you get the grommets?
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By E90330iS on 05-20-2007, 09:25 PM
Cool! I did the sticker mod... looks the same!
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By wj4 on 05-20-2007, 09:57 PM
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Where do you get the grommets?
You can re use your OEM ones. I installed some new roundels last week and I didn't even bother to use a tweaser to pull the grommets out. I just slapped the new roundel on and push until it goes no further in.
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By Chesmu on 05-20-2007, 10:13 PM
the grommets are re-usable if the car is new. On older cars the grommets crack over time.
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By Spazdoc on 05-20-2007, 10:19 PM
Are the roundels for the 335i the same as other models? I was going to buy replacements on one site, and they said it will fit e90, but not 335i or convertible.
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By wj4 on 05-21-2007, 01:11 AM
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Are the roundels for the 335i the same as other models? I was going to buy replacements on one site, and they said it will fit e90, but not 335i or convertible.
If you have read the first and second page, you would see that there is a problem with the roundels fitting on the trunk of the E92s.
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By Spazdoc on 05-21-2007, 06:50 AM
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If you have read the first and second page, you would see that there is a problem with the roundels fitting on the trunk of the E92s.
I did, but the site I am buying from said that all 335i will not fit.
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By BMWCali on 06-16-2007, 02:11 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.
If that really works, it's a great solution. I'm going to try it later tonight. Might wait until Monday when I can get another set of grommets though. Is the roundel or grommets ununsable after taking them out?
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By Papi on 08-08-2007, 04:31 PM
I am just wondering if you guys know where to order the carbon fiber roundel?
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By Chesmu on 08-09-2007, 12:18 AM
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I am just wondering if you guys know where to order the carbon fiber roundel?
"I got it on.....E-Bay!!!!!"


(psst!....click on the link)
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By a.l.e.x. on 08-09-2007, 02:32 AM
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I am just wondering if you guys know where to order the carbon fiber roundel?
got mine on bimmerfreak.com
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By Otto Feather on 02-11-2009, 05:19 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.
+1. Used a screwdriver just enough to get the credit card under roundel. Then slid the nylon strapping under the card/roundel and left it there in case strap slipped out. It did. Worked it loose. No prob.
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By aaronmiz1989 on 07-17-2009, 01:34 PM
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The nylon idea is the best way. Dental floss was hard (for me) to get underneath the roundel. It doesn't even have to be nylon, just something thin that won't break or scratch your car (no metal). I used a small piece of window blind that I found in my garage. Took me all but ten seconds.
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By Bimmer /E93 on 08-06-2009, 10:57 AM
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I got mine this afternoon...
The hood roundel, went out easy and the CF fitted perfectly.
The Trunk Roundel was slightly harder to pull out, simply because of the double side tape used... Though the CF roundel, did fit in, but I would say 95% it is not the exact fit. but you will need to be picky to complain. Yet, remain to see when it rains if water will leak inside the badge and start dripping...
The steering wheel, that was easy, I just stuck the CF on the top of the original one.. Emm.. I am not quite happy from the result; it looks a little thick, if you know what I mean... It was not just a sticker rather a CF steering wheel roundel... I am not quite sure if I will try to pull out the original one...

Emm...
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By joed1 on 08-24-2009, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by sp8w View Post
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.
This is without a doubt the easiest and least dangerous way to do it. Worked great!!!! You don't even need to use the screwdriver just slide the strapping from the top or the bottom and advance it to the middle of the emblem use both hands ans pull straight up.

Thanks.
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Great thread, thank you.

Quick Q, can someone verify the sizes on the hood and trunk for a 2007 328i? Just picked up last night.

Thanks
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By RichReg on 03-27-2010, 10:17 AM
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Does anyone know what to do if the plastic pieces happen to snap? Both of the plastic tabs broke while I was trying to loosen them and are stuck inside the hood.

Any ideas?
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By mike3000fl on 03-27-2010, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by sp8w View Post
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.
this is exactly what my parts guy gave me when i bought mine.

i went from top to bottom though when i pulled it off since the pins behind are on the left and right.

someone had used a little silicone to the back of the roundel to keep it in place so a good tug was needed to pull it off.
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By playstereo on 06-29-2010, 12:14 AM
Tried Pry the hood and dental floss and screwdriver no luck the Nylon worked like a charm.
trunk was even easier. Worked Great thanks !!!
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By mikegronholz on 09-18-2010, 11:46 PM
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wow ... all of the credit card and nylon talk ...

pop the hood, look directly behind the release lever. see the small hole ? see the plastic nipple in there ? that is the peg from the roundel. push it with a screw driver. that will be the peg on the right side of the roundel. now just grab hold of the roundel and pull it off. takes about 15 seconds and no possible way to scratch the paint.
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By mikegronholz on 09-21-2010, 07:25 PM
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wow ... all of the credit card and nylon talk ...

pop the hood, look directly behind the release lever. see the small hole ? see the plastic nipple in there ? that is the peg from the roundel. push it with a screw driver. that will be the peg on the right side of the roundel. now just grab hold of the roundel and pull it off. takes about 15 seconds and no possible way to scratch the paint.
My appologies to all ... soooooooo ... 2011 body change !!! Confirmed tonight that this little access hole is new to 2011. So how about that ?
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