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Loose badge on wing

Discussion in '365 GT4 2+2/400/412' started by PeterMercedes, Sep 8, 2015.

  1. PeterMercedes

    PeterMercedes Rookie

    Feb 17, 2014
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    UK
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    Peter
    The Pinninfarina badge at the bottom of the front wing on the passenger side (UK) of my newly acquired 400i is very loose. I can see it has two legs/pins into the wing but also appears to have some adhesive tape behind it. Does anyone know how these badges are fixed?
    Does something attach to the pins of the badge on the inside of the wing or are these just for location and the badge stuck on? If the former, how does one gain access to it?
    Thanks for any help and advice.
     
  2. SouthJersey400i

    SouthJersey400i Formula 3

    Mar 14, 2007
    1,244
    Romulus, NY (Finger Lakes)
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    Ken Battle
    Peter
    I had one loose one and one tight one so I looked at the tight one. I believe there are little clips that go onto the pins before they are inserted. they are kind of V-shaped and make up for an variation in hole size, called slop. Available? Of course not, that I know of. Your PO use the expediency of some tape on back; I think some tape on pin and push into hole might be more lasting.
    Ken
     
  3. PeterMercedes

    PeterMercedes Rookie

    Feb 17, 2014
    25
    UK
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    Peter
    Ken, thank you for that information. At the moment masking tape is helping holding it in place as it does not easily seem to want to come off. Do you know if one takes off the side panel in the footwell whether one gains access to the inside of the wing where the badge is located?
    Thanks, Peter
     
  4. squidmark

    squidmark Karting

    Sep 11, 2011
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    Oxford
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    Howard Dent
    Hi Peter,
    The only access as far as I remember from doing my own is from the engine bay, and you would really need to remove the heater box or employ a mouse as a technician :)
    Tape is probably your best bet unless you plan a major strip down!
    Howard.
     

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