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Does anyone know for sure if the back or front are 3m tape or have the snap on emblems? I ordered the emblems online and want to know ahead of time if/what i have to remove, seems like at least one emblem can be taken off with heat and fishing line but which one front or back? Also the front is that 3m or would i have to remove the grill for installation? Much help would be appreciated.

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You don't have to completly remove the grill (but it would be easier), but the front emblem is snapped in place. I was able to fit my hands down (long fingers), and "unsnap" the emblem from behind.
 

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You don't have to completly remove the grill (but it would be easier), but the front emblem is snapped in place. I was able to fit my hands down (long fingers), and "unsnap" the emblem from behind.
I did the same on the front badge. I used needle nose pliers to reach the clips and bend them inward and the front badge popped right off and can still be reused later if I choose to.

I feel like a tard saying this...but I couldn't figure out how to remove the grille. :confused: I didn't take the time to check kiatechinfo.com for instructions as I saw an easier oppurtunity using the needle nose pliers.

The back badge and Forte emblems (SX, Koup...etc.) are held on by 3M tape. I used a hair dryer, fishing line and 3M adhesive remover to get rid of the little bit of sticky residue left behind. Cleaned the area behind the trunk badge with alcohol to insure the new badge would stick properly and polished and waxed where the other badges were and no new ones were to applied. Can't tell any badges where ever there.
 

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thanks a bunch.....just waiting on the snow to go away and the emblems to arrive...will update with pix asap
 

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I feel like a tard saying this...but I couldn't figure out how to remove the grille. :confused: I didn't take the time to check kiatechinfo.com for instructions as I saw an easier oppurtunity using the needle nose pliers.
Samething. I couldn't figure it out, so I worked around it because I could :cool:
 

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i took the grill of just cuz i didnt want to break anything but the rear emblem is just got 3m tape. i used a hair dryer and a plastic spatula. took me about 20 min. end result looks pretty cool tho!
 

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I used a screwdriver to release the snaps on the front emblem. I couldn't fit my hand in there. :( The rear emblem is held on by 3M adhesive and has 2 little tabs at either end that I assume were just used to align the emblem when they were putting it on. I used a heat gun to soften the 3M adhesive and pried the emblem up with my fingers. I tried using fishing wire before I realized that the tabs were there.
 
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