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Front Badge Removal - Sedan

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Here is the process I used to remove the front badge on my 2.4 SX Sedan...

FYI - I am about 6ft. tall and have average sized hands. Using this process, I was able to get both hands behind the grill to perform this work. If you have smaller hands, this will be even easier. If you have larger hands, you may be cramped for space.
I wanted to keep the badge in case I wanted to re-install it at some point. If you do not have this concern, you may choose to just break/cut the clips on the back.

An operational note - When working in the engine compartment, the fuse box cover can be useful to hold fasteners and small tools.


1. Remove the 4 fasteners on the top of the grill.


2. Pull the grill forward and set something under it to allow room for your hands to work.


3. A picture to show the back of the badge with the 4 clips.


4. Use a pointed tool/object to pry the clip away from the plastic where it grabs.


5. Badge removed. Thoroughly clean the area before applying a new badge.


6. Put the 4 fasteners back in the top of the grill. If you used the fuse box top, replace it.

Hope this helps anyone looking to remove the front badge!
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Nice write-up. I used the same method, minus the baseballs.
same here.. nice write up.. same method.. no baseballs.. i wasn't that smart.. LOL
Is it odd that the first thing I noticed is how clean those baseballs are?
lol.. they are fresh looking aren't they! need to get them out and roughed up some.
New balls :)
I figured it would make a better picture.
much needed DIY....good job! MAD PROPS
I want to do the badge removal, but I don't have the BALLS to do it!:D
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Haha nice one! Now does this same method apply for the koup? I know u specified sedan but I ordered new badges and am going to be doing this soon so if it's the same then I will use this write up. Thanks for the info tho! Love your balls too :)
Cool will do this mod pretty soon, thankx to your write up, well minus the base balls (don't have some lol)
Haha nice one! Now does this same method apply for the koup? I know u specified sedan but I ordered new badges and am going to be doing this soon so if it's the same then I will use this write up. Thanks for the info tho! Love your balls too :)
Sweet mod, i'd like to know this too.

Bill
lol
Do the 3m ones replace these, or go on top?
Do the 3m ones replace these, or go on top?
They replace. Remove the badges as instructions above and place 3m's where stock badges were
NooB question

Just got my SX Koup, thought about removing badge right away, but what are you replacing the Kia badge with? Thanks for the info.
Search eBay for Kia forte badge or search the threads here for "badge"
i ended up removing the whole grille on my koup to remove the badge, when i took off the top screws/rivets and bent the grille forward i was a lil afraid of snapping the bottom clips so just removed the 4 extra screws at the bottom. probably not the easiest way but it worked for me.
Is there any other place besides E-bay right now to order the badges? Ebay has 1 set of White K badges right now but I want the black ones for my white EX. I'd like to get them soon. There's an assload of steering wheel emblems though.
Thanks 1joeyoung, just did the front right now. Doing the back tomorrow with your other write up!
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