BMW 645ci Emblem Replacement – 30 Minutes
A BMW 645ci emblem replacement can help you restore that new car look to your vehicle. And best of all, you can do it in less than 20 minutes.
One of the first items to deteriorate on your BMW are the front and rear “roundels” mounted on your hood and trunk. The roundels, also known as the car’s emblems, are prone to fading…especially on vehicles left outdoors. The following instructions show you how to perform a BMW 645ci emblem replacement on a 6 series E63/E64 car.
A BMW 645ci emblem replacement is slightly different from other BMW models due to the unique trunk release handle.
Tools and Supplies
Goof Off heavy duty remover (only use this version of Goof Off on your car. It is alcohol based and won’t damage your paint or plastic trim)
Trunk Lid Emblem Replacement
- Use a metal pick or a plastic trim removal tool to carefully pry off the existing trunk lid emblem. The emblem is mounted to the trunk release handle with a double sided adhesive tape. Slowly work your way around the emblem until it you can grip it with your fingers and pull it free.
- Thoroughly soak the remaining adhesive with Goof Off Heavy Duty Remover…allow it to soak in for a couple of minutes. Use a plastic scraper and some clean rags to remove as much of the left over adhesive as possible. Let thoroughly dry.
- Peel the backing off of the new emblem and attach to trunk handle. There are two round holes on the back of the emblem that should align with the two round pins on the trunk handle. Use your fingers and the palm of your hand to press the emblem firmly into place on the trunk handle.
Hood Emblem Replacement
- Use a metal pick or plastic trim tool to remove front hood emblem. The hood emblem is anchored by two plastic pins on the back of the emblem that are inserted into plastic grommets imbedded in the hood.
- Use a metal pick to “dig out” the old plastics grommets in the hood.
- Sometimes you will find some old adhesive under the emblem…usually left behind by someone who tried a “quick fix” on a loose emblem by trying gluing it back on. Use a plastic scraper to remove…if the adhesive is particularly stubborn to remove, carefully use a razor blade to scrape loose.
- Press the new plastic grommets into the holes with your fingertip. Grommets must be installed all the way so they are flush with hood.
- Install emblem by inserting plastic pins into grommets. Use the palm of your hand to apply even pressure on the emblem until the plastic pins are completely inside the grommets and the top of the emblem is flush with the hood.
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us. And congratulations for Doing It Yourself!
The Repair Difficulty Level displays graphically how challenging the repair is, from easy to advanced. Easy repairs usually require very few tools, have short repair times and do not require jacking and supporting the vehicle. As the difficulty level rises, expect the repair to demand more time, specialized tools, and better understanding of mechanics to complete the job.