Tailgate Emblem Replacement
Do you like the XLT or V8 emblems on the fender of your F150? Do you wish you could have the same emblem on your tailgate? Well you can. We'll show you how to easily change your stock plain F-150 emblem with a Triton one.
Tailgate XLT Triton V8 Badge Replacement
Ordered on April 13 2000 at dealership Legacy Ford Mercury,Inc. McDonough,Georgia. Received on April 25 2000. Costs everything included: 28.45 US$ (US$ --- 2.49 DG) , 42.17 Cdn$(Cdn ---1.68 DG)
I used 0.8 mm iron wire, moving it back and forth to remove the standard F-150 badge.
The trickiest part is to get past the pin in the upper left corner. I pulled the badge towards me, used a knife to cut right beside the pin and inserted another wire. After that, it's a piece of cake. Just move the wire back and forth to the right side and the badge will come off easily.
What's the use of the third hole in the middle, the badge only uses 2 of them?
I never expected, the leftovers would come off that easily. Just take your time and pull slowly, it will come off nicely.
Finally, I used white spirit to remove the remaining glue and spirit to degrease.
Done. After you have inserted the pins of the badge into the holes, make sure the badge is horizontal when you stick it to the tailgate. It is possible to slightly move or rotate the badge.
This article was generously donated by Ceesjan Knoppert. This tech article was originally posted at FordF150.net. It is primarily intended for Ford trucks but most likely also applies to other Ford models.