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well, i'd be more than happy to start the discussion.

this past weekend i printed out the euro emblem how-to and had at it.

the write-up is superb. you can follow it to a T and everything will work out just fine.

i do have a few pointers to supplement, however.

- first off, this mod is best accomplished in a garage or carport or something similar near your home. i did it in the local DIY car wash slip. (don't worry, i was polite and made sure i never prevented someone from washing their car.) it was nice and shady, but having a little workbench/table would have been nice to put all the pieces on so they woulodnt get lost. (i used the black privacy flap that's between the back seat and window, and made sure i didnt lose anything.)

- second, bring a lot of paper towels. the mechanisms under the rear emblem are coated in that yellow-green snot grease that VW loves. it gets on everything.

- and lastly, make sure you don't close your trunk when you have the electronics unplugged. i know, its a pretty obvious thing. but i put my trunk down gently so i could drive right next door to discount auto to grab a hex bit and a pepsi, and as i crossed the little access road connecting parking lots, it went "ka-chunk" and locked itself. its not horrible to fix, you just have to put down the back seat and climb into the trunk and pull the latch pin.

oh. and as it turns out, a hex allen wrench works on the torx screws. i figured that out after the torx drivers at discount auto were 9 dollars and i didn't buy one.

but this mod was fun and totally worth it. i tried to explain what all i did to my friend and he said "man thats way too complicated for me to even try". i didnt tell him i had the official org cheat sheet.
 

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I agree, these instruction, even to NB newbies such as myself, were very useful, and easy to follow.

Not much was left to chance. I was a little concerned getting the hair dryer out to get the rear badge off(replace mine in my case as it comes standard with these 'euro' badges), as the front had been previously done, however it was just to free up the 'snot-like glue' that the above post mentions.

Thanks again, really appreciated and recommended.
 

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Euro emblems

I had no trouble installing my Euro emblems. It's even easier on the 2005 Bug, because there isn't a lock on the rear. Dental floss and hairdryer made it quick and easy.

My husband was in Germany on business recently. He called to tell me that he had just met someone with a NB. Of course he looked for the Euro emblems. He said that they were silver and black like in the U.S. Maybe that German guy had replaced his blue/white with silver/black??? Or is it a myth that the blue/white emblems are Euro?

I've glued the old silver/black rear badge on my center armrest, which I got from J.C. Whitney. (My GL model didn't come with the center armrest.) My emblem looks real snazzy there in the middle of my Bug.
 

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meezer67 said:
My husband was in Germany on business recently. He called to tell me that he had just met someone with a NB. Of course he looked for the Euro emblems. He said that they were silver and black like in the U.S. Maybe that German guy had replaced his blue/white with silver/black??? Or is it a myth that the blue/white emblems are Euro?
He probably changed the emblems. Its funny...we want what they have over there and over there they want what we have here :lol:
 

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I'm new to this forums and just purchased a 2005 NBC and would like to do this mod. Could someone give me part numbers and or a source to get these badges?


Thanks
Rob
 

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I just replaced the swiveling rear emblem on my 2000 2.0 New Beetle. The instructions were perfect...the hair dryer worked like a champ, loosening the black adhesive holding the outer half to the body of the car. (I did notice that the Torx screws on my NB are size 25, not 20 as stated at beginning of instructions). I would never have figured out how to separate the inner and outer halves without the instructions...thanks!
 

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I have a cyber green beetle and I'm not sure if the blue and white badge would look good with the green. I think the black one would be better. If anyone has any pics or any comments please let me know.
 

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iScott said:
Ok, took off my front badge tonight. But there is quite a bit of old glue left on the hood.
Any ideas on how to get this off?
I seem to remember at some point using a hair dryer to loosen it up and then just peeling it off.

Other people say running dental floss underneath it works, but I've never tried it.

Whatever you do, don't use GOOF OFF. I for sure remember it not working at all.
 

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iScott said:
Once I'm ready to put the badge back on, what kind of adhesive should I use?
The new Emblem should have a tape adhesive on the back already.
If not 3m automotive tape can be used. That stuff is strong enough to hold my wing on for the past 3+ years.:D
 
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