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Spider boot badge photo guide

Yes I know there's a guide for the GTV but the angle of the boot on the Spider makes it impossible to fit the badge with the boot lock in place so...

1 - Sort out your beer arrangements amongst yourselves..

2 - Open the boot and remove the plastic cover from the catch

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3 - Undo the 2 bolts holding the boot catch on

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4 - Pull back the clip holding the connector arm to the catch release solenoid and detach the arm from the catch. The catch will now come away. Undo the electrical connector - try and leave the boot side of the wire hanging out or attach it to the boot with some tape so it doesn't disappear back into the bodywork

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5 - Get hold of the big bit of plastic (circled in red) and rotate it clockwise away from the pin. The photo shows it after rotation. Its quite stiff.

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6 - The piece of plastic can now be removed from the back of the lock. The the lock will come straight out.

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7 - Now the lock is out its easy to remove the circlip and swap in your shiny new replacement badge.

Reverse all the above steps to refit i.e.

1 - fit lock back into boot lid

2 - put the big plastic retaining clip over the back of the badge and then rotate it anti-clockwise until it clips around the pin - I used a ratchet extension to leaver it back as I couldn't get enough leaverage by hand.

3 - Offer the catch back in and clip the solenoid arm back in place. Attach the electrical connector.

4 Bolt the catch back on and replace the plastic cover.

Not a scraped knuckle in sight!
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Nice one KFP.
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Cheers Nige

I'm not sure why the last two attachments aren't inline..
 
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I'm not sure why the last two attachments aren't inline..
Shouldn't worry, it all makes sense - even to me !

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Cheers KFP - very useful
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Thanks KFP, very helpful.
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Glad this was re-awoken! Is this not linked through on the "How to" sticky? If not, can it be please mods!?
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Glad to see people have been sorting out those scabby boot badges over the winter holidays

I've just checked the last two pictures that don't appear inline and they're linking through to something entirely different.... what's happened to them?
 
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How about uploading proper images instead of hose last two? I have to change my rear badge, but don't know where to start
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How about uploading proper images instead of hose last two? I have to change my rear badge, but don't know where to start
They were there. Then they disappeared! Not my fault

I'll see if I've still got the originals
 
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Please do. I've read somewhere that there are some pins and springs and other litle bits that get mixed up or lost quite easy.
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Please do. I've read somewhere that there are some pins and springs and other litle bits that get mixed up or lost quite easy.
There are a spring and a clip (or just a clip on mine...) but they're on the lock assembly. This comes off as one and you can take it indoors where you won't lose anything.

You have to be careful with the wire as mentioned in (4).

I can't find the pics. They're no longer on my laptop.

And its the next photo thats important! .

You probably don't need the next photo. Just look up at the back of lock mechanism and you'll see the big bit of plastic. That is the back of the lock mechanism. Just turn this clockwise about a quarter of a turn and the whole lock will come out
 
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To be honest I've replaced mine on my Spider last weekend using this topic and you'll be ok
Just don't do like me: removing the clip before removing the lock assembly and it's very easy, easier than the front one in fact!

Thanks to KungfuPanda!
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thanks kungfupanda. I'm gonna give this a try today.
does anybody have the part number for the boot badge by any chance?
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After the circlip being out of mine for a fairly long period I got around to taking the thing out and getting it done properly. Worked just as you said and yes that black plastic mount is tight. took me a little while but got there in the end!

Great guide

Ah I see that it has been added to the guides section now.. good idea!
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Thanks for the guide - worked really well. Biggest problem was getting the plastic cover off the catch which was a real PITA for some reason.
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Finally done this too!

Also, for me, there was no need to undo any electrics. In fact these were helpfully attached all along to keep my catch dangling ready to be refitted.

The new badges aren't as gold as the old ones though IMO....
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Wow! I guess it's harder for GTV owners to do this. It was blood, sweat and tears...but I managed to do it. It's a bit different to change the badge on a GTV because the lock doesn't come out (or did I miss something?).
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Wow! I guess it's harder for GTV owners to do this. It was blood, sweat and tears...but I managed to do it. It's a bit different to change the badge on a GTV because the lock doesn't come out (or did I miss something?).
Unfortunately for your knuckles you missed something as it's the same on both . I think the only differences are that the GTV boot carpet needs to be moved and the slope on the Spider boot makes access easier than the GTV.
 
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i got a gtv v6 and used this guide, found it easy.

TIP...buy an interior trim removal tool..pays for itself on jobs like this
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I got around replacing the rear badge today. Kingfupanda's write up is excellent. It's easy to follow but here are some extra pointers that could help you guys.

pic 1: use the flat head screw driver to wedge in between the black plastic cover and the catch mechanism
pic 2: I did mine without removing any electrical wires. You can just let the lock hang from the boot as shown in the picture
pic 3: I used a plier to move the lock lever. It was impossible to take it off using my bear hands.

Btw, the part numbers for the badges are:
Front (phase III spider): 465589730
Rear: 0060779250
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Just done my 02 Spider using this guide. Absolutely spot on; many thanks to KungFuPanda. Only comment is that the plastic cover for the catch(photo 1in the guide) is fastened at either end by a snap-in-place plastic lip. Trying to prise from the centre on either side will only mark. A firm lever with a small screwdriver at either narrow face will pop it off.
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Not necessary to remove the catch.

You don't need to remove the catch, just turn the black plastic 'thing' & the lock assembly will come out ok.

Tip: push the black plastic 'thing' clockwise using the large part at approx 3 o'clock position.

I've just swapped 2 bootlids between 2 GTV's & easily removed the locks in situ without removing the catches.

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