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Okay, well today I come out of Tesco to find that some SCRUFFY CHAV (can only assume thats who done it) has decided to take my boot mini badge.

Now I need a replacement badge, where can I get one of these (apart from the dealer, unless I have to) I was told they are around £40 from here!

I have found 1 or 2 on ebay and they claim to be official mini badges.

I now have 2 holes behind where the badge would sit, do the badges have like prongs that grip inside these holes? or is it just a stick on badge?
 

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I would have thougt ebay was your best bet & should be the cheapest but watch out as the genuine go for near that price & the cheap ones tend to be the non metal version.

Do your reasurch & ask if there the metal version before you buy as you can easily get caught out

Yes the boot one is sticky & the front is a screw fix as far as i know thats what i have.
 

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When some kind person removed out boot badge of a previous mini I bought a replacement from the dealers, I think it about £20 or less and it has sticks in with 2 prongs that go into the bodywork (if that makes sense). I hope they didn't damage the paintwork :(
Yeah thats what I see, I have 2 holes which looks like I need the one with 2 prongs, is it just a case of popping it in?
 

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I would have thougt ebay was your best bet & should be the cheapest but watch out as the genuine go for near that price & the cheap ones tend to be the non metal version.

Do your reasurch & ask if there the metal version before you buy as you can easily get caught out

Yes the boot one is sticky & the front is a screw fix as far as i know thats what i have.
Yeah they is some on ebay for £5 and they are showing the BMW receipt, but im not sure.

I have e-mailed a few and double checking they are the real deal.

am so aaaangry :(
 

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yeh it should just fit through the holes & tighten the nuts & bolts. I have mine on my bonnet grill

Its a bit fiddly if you have big hands but doable just be carefull not to loose the washers!!

Hope that helps
 

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Yeh i expect you are, i would be.

There prob done it to sell & get money for god know what!!

I wish people would leave other peoples pride & joys alone

It frustrates me
 

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Im wondering if the person who had my car before had this done and just replaced with plastic ones, as if they is a bolt etc that needs fixing behind then how did they get my badge off?

also when i buy a replacement with the prongs how do I get behind the bootlid to secude the bolts on? do I have to take the boot to bits to get into it? if you get me
 

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Im wondering if the person who had my car before had this done and just replaced with plastic ones, as if they is a bolt etc that needs fixing behind then how did they get my badge off?

also when i buy a replacement with the prongs how do I get behind the bootlid to secude the bolts on? do I have to take the boot to bits to get into it? if you get me
If I remember rightly you can take the trim off the inside of the boot - will check with my other half as he's the practical one ;)
 

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Did you ever get hold of new badges? Someone very kindly nicked the front and back ones off our MCS at the weekend. :angry:

£20.30 each from dealer, fiver off ebay which claim to be genuine.

Looks like they do just stick on front and back as there is sticky residue left behind. Like someone said earlier, they can't have screwed on as then they couldn't have got them off?

They have scratched the paint too, but it looks like that will be pretty much covered by the new badges.
 

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i just got some off ebay today..........front and back, they look 100% to me

take a chance, its only a bloody fiver for god sake, whats the worse that can happen
 
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