Has anyone fully removed the trunk latch from their Sedan?
I'm talking about group #10 on this schematic:
Now that I'm moved and have +/- a month before the kid arrives, I wanted to tackle a small project. I really am tired of looking at the chromed trunk latch and the sun-beaten black background. I have samples of 3M DiNoc and I have cut out some to insert inside the "VW" but it just doesn't do it for me. I would rather just remove the chrome VW and make it one plain black (or colormatched) space.
So just wondering who has removed the latch assembly, what they ran into, any sorts of possible issues.
DO YOU SPEAK DAS AUTO?
I'm in the same boat, as I need to refresh the black also. I bought the vinyl inserts, but wasn't happy with them, as you could still see gaps.
Here's a post from awhile back showing the removal of the emblem.
2007 Candy White/Black Passat 2.0T Wolfsburg Edition| APR Stage 2+ | APR HPFP | Forge WINtake | S3 Intercooler | B&B 3" Turbo-Back Exhaust | Dogbone Insert | FK Silverline+ Coilovers | Front Lip Spoiler/Hi-Def Sideskirts | Votex Trunk Lip Spoiler | R-Line Fog Grilles | Clear Corners | HID Kit - low beams & fogs | RCD-510 | Podi Boost gauge | R-Line Pedals | GTI Steering Wheel |
Thanks, that helps get a better idea of the emblem itself. Now to just pop off the trunk liner and pull out the assembly. Rather have a nice work area if I decide to vinyl the back and cut all of those holes for the emblem...
small project... FFS