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(0) Swivel badge counter clockwise and remove the bolt cover caps using a small flat head screwdriver. Carefully drill out the bolts using a sharp 8mm drill bit. (I bought a tungsten tipped one from B&Q, cost me £4) Taking care that the drill bit doesn't skid of the centre of the bolt and damage your paintwork.
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(1) Open the boot using the boot release lever inside the car. Unscrew the 4 grey plastic screws that hold the boot lining in place and remove them completely. Pull away the boot lining and unclip the metal bar that connects the badge to the lock. You can now remove the old badge/lock from the boot.
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(2) Next you need to remove the metal spring from the base of the plastic cover. Once this is removed, prise, (break) the plastic cover away from the cylinder housing. I used a flat head screwdriver.
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(3) With this removed you will see a metal clip sitting inside a groove. Remove this using a small flat head screwdriver. You can now insert your key into the lock and remove the cylinder from the lock housing. It's a good idea at this point to grease or spray your lock as mine was a little stiff.
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(4) You can now slide the cylinder into your new badge/lock housing. You will hear a 'click' and this means it's secure.
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(5) Next take 2 M6 pan head bolts. I got the type that have a plain head (no grooves) as these cant be removed from the outside. Make sure the head fits inside the recess of the badge or it wont slide back over the lock properly. I had to grind the edges of mine down slightly as they were just a little to large. They don't need to be any longer than 20mm. When you've got them sitting correctly in the recesses put the plastic cover caps back over them and rotate the badge clockwise to ensure it slides back into place and sits properly.
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(6) You can now refit the badge/lock to the boot of your car. This is the only tricky part of the job as there isn't much hand space but if your careful it can be done without dropping washers or bolts in between the boot skins. Tighten the nuts finger tight and adjust the badge to make sure it's sitting straight before taking a socket on an extension bar to fully tighten.
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(7) Re-attach the metal bar to your badge/lock and replace the 4 grey plastic screws that secure the boot lining.
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(8) Close the boot and stand back to admire a job well done!!
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Re: How to: Rear boot badge replacement guide

Wow, that's a whole load of grief just to change the badge

On the 164 you can just pop the clip of the pin the badge pivots on - though it's a bugger trying to get it back on
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Re: How to: Rear boot badge replacement guide

Odd.......my rear badge took 10 minutes to do too on my 1999 156
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Re: How to: Rear boot badge replacement guide

Pasce, you say it took you ten minutes? Care to elaborate how? I have a 1998 156 and I want to replace the boot badge as its looking tired. I don't really want to replace the whole thing though.

1) Can you explain how to do this?
2) Can you purchase just the badge and not the whole mechanism?

thank you for any help or pointers.
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Re: How to: Rear boot badge replacement guide

I replaced mine by taking the boot cover off removing the circlip from the back of badge, sliding badge out , slide new one in replace circlip . I must admit replacing the clip was fiddly and required the missus to help but it still only took 20 mins and no drilling
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Re: How to: Rear boot badge replacement guide

so this was on your Alfa?
If I just purchase on of these then sliding badges (can't find one anywhere else cheaper btw ) :

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ALFA-ROMEO-166...QQcmdZViewItem

And I don't need anything else?
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Thats all i bought was the sliding badge nothing else . As i say fiddly job but you definatley dont have to drill the black bit off the boot
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cool, thanks EVEL. I'm gonna buy one then....
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give me a shout if you get stuck
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hi there, can you tell me, am I looking at the right clip on the back to remove?
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hi there, can you tell me, am I looking at the right clip on the back to remove?
Ithink so if that is near the top , i remeber it being the large one tho ,it would be the one near the top because the badge turns upwards
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Re: How to: Rear boot badge replacement guide

can anyone tell me how to remove the rear badge if it's not a swivel one?

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Re: How to: Rear boot badge replacement guide

Great Guide BigFoot Excellent Photos
Thanks to this I was able to move my boot lock to my new boot which I got from the scrappy. They drilled out the tops of the shear bolts to remove the old lock, so I got myself some 'broken screw removers' from the local DIY and was able to (easily) remove what was left of the shear bolts
Ordered some new shear bolts off the internet and it's good as new.
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