General How do I replace the front and rear badges ?

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General How do I replace the front and rear badges ?

Smudge973

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Hi.

Going to the dealer tomorrow to pick up the new Red Fiat badges.

I'd presume that the boot lining needs to be removed in order to fit the rear one ?

But whats the best was to swap one one on the front ?

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Stu DemonD

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Just done mine only yesterday (y)

I presume they got the correct set in as well?

Ok, for front - open bonnet, and you will see 4 bolts on top of the grill - remove those, and this gives you extra access to behind the front badge; carefully remove the nut and washer [be careful not to drop them] remove badge, replace, and do it back up again...

For rear - I initially removed the rear lining - but with hindsight, I needn't have bothered. Instead, I just slowly worked my way round the badge with my fingers, lifting it up; it is stuck on with tape, so just work your way round - take your time, and it will pop off. Then remove any residue and pop in the new one, having removed the backing. I kept the black grommets on, and just made sure they lined up.

For the wheels, I intend to remove the other 3 tomorrow - and pop out the centre cap from the inside.
 
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Smudge973

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Thanks fella..

So the rear one is just stuck on....

I was going to drill holes into the wheel centers and then pull the old ones off.. I'm sure this will be fine as I don't wish to keep them..

Saves taking the wheels off.

Thanks bud.
 

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The rear one is stuck on, but has two little prongs on the back of it, into which two plastic grommets or something fit over.

I did get access to the back of it, but very tricky, and I couldn't get any leverage on it. It just needs patience, lift it slowly and gradually you will feel it start to move....
 

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I paid £0 :) the dealership even handed me a locking petrol cap a few weeks back.
 
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Stu DemonD

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I wonder who told you, how to fit them :rolleyes:
You did - but you had no net access :spin:

Mine all fitted now, removed all the road wheels this morning, fully cleaned inside and out, and some brake dust barrier solution applied.
 

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see my pedal and badge thread for this, I was told I'd have to order a new airbag to get the part, but I think some careful searching and a word with fiat customer care might help source a new badge
 
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