This guide will show you how to replace and install a new hood ornament on any Mercedes-Benz car. Removing the three-pointed hood ornament or emblem from the hood of your Mercedes-Benz is an easy job. You can complete this repair in less than 15 min.
Before you get started, you will need the following:
- A new hood emblem. If you can order online, a hood emblem costs around $30 USD. Click here to see Amazon listings if you need one.
- Needle Nose Pliers.
Any of these needle nose pliers will work fine.
Step-by-step instructions on how to remove and replace
Hood Star Ornament on a Mercedes-Benz
STEP 1: Purchase a new Mercedes-Benz Ornament. If you order online, the cost for a new Mercedes-Benz hood ornament is around $30, order yours on Amazon.
STEP 2: Open the hood. Pull the hood release. Find the hood release under the dash on the driver’s side. Usually next to the brake pedal.
STEP 3: Locate the bottom part of the hood ornament. You should see the metal tab that is the ornament’s base and holds it in place.
STEP 4: Rotate the retaining clip as shown below using your needle nose pliers.
Video on how to remove the hood ornament from a Mercedes-Benz hood. You will need to rotate it 90 degrees (1/4 turn). This will align the locking tab with the open channel in the hood. If you use a flashlight, you should be able to see the two slots in the hood.
STEP 5: Lower the hood and gently push up on the hood ornament.
STEP 6: Install the new hood ornament by pressing it firmly into the hood. If you would like, you can also install a flat hood emblem.
STEP 7: Using your pliers, lock the new ornament in place. Twist it 90 degrees or 1/4 turn to align the locking tabs with the open channel in the hood.
How do so many Mercedes-Benz cars end up with a broken or missing hood emblem? Do thieves break that three-pointed star off to keep one in their homes and stare at it? Did your break while going through a car wash? Did it get stolen? Please share how you lost your hood ornament in the comments section at the bottom of the page; we all want to know.