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DIY How to replace your bonnet Star

Discussion in 'DIY: Bodywork, Wheels & Trim' started by Miffy, Nov 22, 2011.

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    Miffy Senior Member

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    This is very simple to do, but I have seen many ask how its done.

    The first and most essential thing to do is get some scrote to remove yours whilst your visiting friends/shopping etc. yes, thats what happened to me, I live in SE London that often gets a very bad name for most things, yet I have lived here with this car for over 3 years and not a single issue. I stayed at a friends house in a little sleepy essex village and yes, they found me.

    So, on to the job in hand, items required
    1 x scrote to assist with removing your old Star
    1 x pair of grips, any sort will do.
    1 x New Star cost £30
    10 mins of your time.

    First, lets get the existing Star ripped out to make way for the new one.
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    Now buy your new Star, I got mine from MB Newcastle via Ebay, £30 and received next day.
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/110728615...NX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649#ht_1212wt_900
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    Now get the bonnet open and you can see the mounting plate
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    Get the grips/pliers and take hold of the lug and rotate it 90 deg to the left (counter clockwise)
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    Now the old one can be pulled out from above the bonnet.
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    Now put your new one in, rotate the tabs 90deg to the right (clockwise) and your done.
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