Replacing Front Audi Emblem on 2021 S3 Vorsprung

Matt Wainwright

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I have recently got hold of a set of the OEM Black badges and emblems for my 2021 Audi S3 Sportback Vorsprung.
An Audi approved garage have a managed to replace the rear chrome badges and grille badge today, but we’re unable to remove the chrome grille Audi Emblem in the time allotted for today.
They’ve stated that they’d have to remove the whole bumper to do this and would need the vehicle for another 2-3 hours the do so.

I am aware of Youtube videos of ways to remove the emblem on older models with screwdrivers and thin plastic tools. I do not intend to butcher it myself.

Does anyone have any experience with the brand new models and how to access and remove the grille emblem?
 

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S3 TRS

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I have recently got hold of a set of the OEM Black badges and emblems for my 2021 Audi S3 Sportback Vorsprung.
An Audi approved garage have a managed to replace the rear chrome badges and grille badge today, but we’re unable to remove the chrome grille Audi Emblem in the time allotted for today.
They’ve stated that they’d have to remove the whole bumper to do this and would need the vehicle for another 2-3 hours the do so.

I am aware of Youtube videos of ways to remove the emblem on older models with screwdrivers and thin plastic tools. I do not intend to butcher it myself.

Does anyone have any experience with the brand new models and how to access and remove the grille emblem?
can you upload a photo of the clips of the emblems?
 

jassyo06

T-Cut King !
I have recently got hold of a set of the OEM Black badges and emblems for my 2021 Audi S3 Sportback Vorsprung.
An Audi approved garage have a managed to replace the rear chrome badges and grille badge today, but we’re unable to remove the chrome grille Audi Emblem in the time allotted for today.
They’ve stated that they’d have to remove the whole bumper to do this and would need the vehicle for another 2-3 hours the do so.

I am aware of Youtube videos of ways to remove the emblem on older models with screwdrivers and thin plastic tools. I do not intend to butcher it myself.

Does anyone have any experience with the brand new models and how to access and remove the grille emblem?
The front emblem is held on by clips which are part of the body of the emblem itself just look at the black emblem you've bought and you'll see this

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Matt Wainwright

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Front Grille Emblem
 

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Matt Wainwright

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The front emblem is held on by clips which are part of the body of the emblem itself just look at the black emblem you've bought and you'll see this

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I saw the clips, I was just wondering if there is a way to release them without damaging the existing chrome emblem or the grille trim?
 

Frizzley

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Just done mine on my S5 - from your photos the clips look identical.

I used a plastic trim removal tool starting at the in the middle at the bottom. Trick is too gently prise the tool under the emblem to release one of the clips and then work your way around towards the sides and then finishing at the top.

It wasn’t difficult, just takes a bit of confidence getting the first clip undone. Once I got started it was a 5 minute job and I got the emblem off without breaking any of the clips.

Personally I would not use a screwdriver - got the trim removal tool off eBay - set of them was less than £20 and I find them useful for loads of different jobs around the house as well as on the car - well worth getting a set.

Pic below shows what the grill looks like with the emblem removed

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Matt Wainwright

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Just done mine on my S5 - from your photos the clips look identical.

I used a plastic trim removal tool starting at the in the middle at the bottom. Trick is too gently prise the tool under the emblem to release one of the clips and then work your way around towards the sides and then finishing at the top.

It wasn’t difficult, just takes a bit of confidence getting the first clip undone. Once I got started it was a 5 minute job and I got the emblem off without breaking any of the clips.

Personally I would not use a screwdriver - got the trim removal tool off eBay - set of them was less than £20 and I find them useful for loads of different jobs around the house as well as on the car - well worth getting a set.

Pic below shows what the grill looks like with the emblem removed

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Thanks for your help. Appreciate it mate
 

Frizzley

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jassyo06

T-Cut King !
Just done mine on my S5 - from your photos the clips look identical.

I used a plastic trim removal tool starting at the in the middle at the bottom. Trick is too gently prise the tool under the emblem to release one of the clips and then work your way around towards the sides and then finishing at the top.

It wasn’t difficult, just takes a bit of confidence getting the first clip undone. Once I got started it was a 5 minute job and I got the emblem off without breaking any of the clips.

Personally I would not use a screwdriver - got the trim removal tool off eBay - set of them was less than £20 and I find them useful for loads of different jobs around the house as well as on the car - well worth getting a set.

Pic below shows what the grill looks like with the emblem removed

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Can't remember what l used to remove the front chrome emblem but it ended up buckled anyway wasn't caring lol the rear emblem on my car was very stubborn to remove as well got it all to do again
I tape off the perimeter of the emblems and rear badge then remove then give the area a quick clean then a quick once over with my smaller machine polisher

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auzzam_crd

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It's super stubborn on the 8y, the pry tools I was using just wouldn't get in far enough.

I think to do it cleanly it's a bumper off jobby (that's what I ended up doing) but eager to know if you have any luck with the pry tools.

And well done on not butchering the car lol, ive seen a few black badges now and know exactly where to look for the marks
 

jassyo06

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It's super stubborn on the 8y, the pry tools I was using just wouldn't get in far enough.

I think to do it cleanly it's a bumper off jobby (that's what I ended up doing) but eager to know if you have any luck with the pry tools.

And well done on not butchering the car lol, ive seen a few black badges now and know exactly where to look for the marks
Every Audi apart from the tt and R8 all have the same front grill emblem type
The 8y is no different....

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auzzam_crd

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No doubt they're the same but I can only go from my experience of having tried on two cars both were stubborn and not at all like what is shown on YouTube videos where they look a bit easier to pry away.
 

Matt Wainwright

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Can't remember what l used to remove the front chrome emblem but it ended up buckled anyway wasn't caring lol the rear emblem on my car was very stubborn to remove as well got it all to do again
I tape off the perimeter of the emblems and rear badge then remove then give the area a quick clean then a quick once over with my smaller machine polisher

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Matt Wainwright

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I’ve ordered some trim tools online and will give it a go. Although if it’s too stubborn I might have to bite the bullet and pay a garage to do it. All the other badges are done and look the part. Frustratingly one odd one out until the front emblems done.
 

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jassyo06

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I’ve ordered some trim tools online and will give it a go. Although if it’s too stubborn I might have to bite the bullet and pay a garage to do it. All the other badges are done and look the part. Frustratingly one odd one out until the front emblems done.
Start prising the front emblem off underneath the left hand circle...... ie 7 o'clock it comes away easier by starting at the bottom also apply masking tape around the plinth surround if it'll make you worry less about marking the plinth surround

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S3 TRS

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I have recently got hold of a set of the OEM Black badges and emblems for my 2021 Audi S3 Sportback Vorsprung.
An Audi approved garage have a managed to replace the rear chrome badges and grille badge today, but we’re unable to remove the chrome grille Audi Emblem in the time allotted for today.
They’ve stated that they’d have to remove the whole bumper to do this and would need the vehicle for another 2-3 hours the do so.

I am aware of Youtube videos of ways to remove the emblem on older models with screwdrivers and thin plastic tools. I do not intend to butcher it myself.

Does anyone have any experience with the brand new models and how to access and remove the grille emblem?
dont suppose you have the part numbers for the badges? looking to order some.
 

Frizzley

Registered User
Tom Fox at Crewe Audi Parts will be able to tell you as well as give you a price. The ones for my S5 were £45 each.

His email is t.fox@creweaudi.co.uk
 

Matt Wainwright

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Start prising the front emblem off underneath the left hand circle...... ie 7 o'clock it comes away easier by starting at the bottom also apply masking tape around the plinth surround if it'll make you worry less about marking the plinth surround

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Spent a good hour trying to prise the emblem off with some plastic trim tools I have purchased. I can’t get beneath the emblem enough to release the first clip at 7 o clock position. In doing so slightly marking it plinth.
Any other tips would be greatly appreciated.
Failing that, going to have to pay a garage for a bumper off job.
 

jassyo06

T-Cut King !
Spent a good hour trying to prise the emblem off with some plastic trim tools I have purchased. I can’t get beneath the emblem enough to release the first clip at 7 o clock position. In doing so slightly marking it plinth.
Any other tips would be greatly appreciated.
Failing that, going to have to pay a garage for a bumper off job.
9 times out of ten your going to mark/bend the chrome emblem no matter how careful you are...only other tip would be to heat up the emblem with a hairdryer then pry the emblem off a little bit and fish a slim cable tie behind the emblem ie in... behind and out the emblem this will give you more leverage here is what l mean see photo
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auzzam_crd

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Might be worth trying popping one or two clips from behind.

If you remove the top panel above the bumper where the bonnet release is.

It has 5-6 push in clips, once those are out on the back end of the bonnet release there is a tab. Push that in fully and lift upwards and that should pop off.

This will let you see some of the clips from behind, I'm told it can be removed this way however didn't get that far as I'm keeping the chrome badges on mine lol.

Let me know if it works apparently a straight blade screwdriver on the clips from behind pops it out.
 

T-1000

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Every Audi apart from the tt and R8 all have the same front grill emblem type
The 8y is no different....

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Agreed mate. I’ve never had an issue with any of em.


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K4RL

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There‘s a video posted a couple of days ago in the tt forum where the emblem is changed. Assume S3 would be similar.

Karl
 
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jassyo06

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Agreed mate. I’ve never had an issue with any of em.


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Same here mate its a doddle to take off
 

Matt Wainwright

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Not cheap. £160 for the set. Didn’t fancy putting cheap EBay ones on there. I got the dealership to agree to cover costs.
 

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