Replacing the badge on a VW Transporter T5.1

Here's how to replace the badge on the front of your T5.1, aka a Volkswagen Transporter built between 2010 and 2016.

Don't try to 'just twist it off'. Despite what you might have read on forums, unless your current badge is fitted incorrectly this won't work. You'll break the badge, or the grille.

If it were possible to twist your badge off a your local Beastie Boys fan would have already done that, so follow this guide to avoid breaking anything.

1989 VW advert offering a free VW badge in response to the Beastie Boys

Ad Rock, MCA and Mike D. The Beastie Boys

You must detach the top part of the grille from the front of the van and get behind it to access the clips which hold the badge in its twist fitting. Open the bonnet and do this.

Taking out the 4 screws on the top of the grill gives you enough space to get your hand behind and to do the job. You don't need to completely remove the grille.

Three tabs on the back of the badge at equal intervals need to be disengaged before you twist the badge off.

They're a bit fiddly and some will re-engage whilst you're busy disengaging others, but take your time and keep going you'll soon get all three unclipped at the same time.

When this happens, untwist the badge from the front and it will just come out.

Once it's out, put your new badge in-place and twist it to lock it back in, check the clips have re-engaged then just line the top part of the grille back up and stick the screws back in.

You're finished. Well done. Cup of tea!