MY21 Front grille badge swap to 2023 black version.

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barrycraig
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Jimc wrote: Mon Aug 28, 2023 10:06 pm Hi Barry, is the badge you fitted a 100mm black/silver one? If so, can I ask where you sourced it from? Drawing a blank in my own search for one. TIA / Jim
Hi Jim,

Apologies for the late response. The badgeI fitted was a 100mm matte black with the part number "T2R84501" I had to contact my local dealer to order it as I couldnt find one anywhere else.

Edit: having done a new search it seems that Britcar now have the badge stocked so you can do it without going through the dealer if you prefer: https://britcar.com/product.php/1074050 ... rad_grille
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DavidP wrote: Sun Nov 19, 2023 12:06 pm Hi Barry,
thank you for the great write up. I have just "upgraded" the front growler to an all-black 100mm one.
The front bumper or even the radiator cover need not be removed.
The way i did it was to carefully remove the outer bezel [where jaguar is stamped].
This gives access to the main part of the badge, which has an inward chamfer to it.
The tabs are located in the 000, 120 & 240 deg position [clock face i=12, midway between 4&5 and 7&8].
There is enough room to push the tab down following the chamfer - i used metal shirt collar stiffeners, and once released it just pops out.

Save your fingers next time......
Hi David, this is interesting to read as the badge I removed and the one I replaced it with are all made from a single piece of plastic, the "Jaguar" outer bezel is not separate like it is on the pre-facelift models. Did you do the swap on a MY20 or newer?
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Hi Barry,

My wagon is a MY21 facelift... I checked with the supplier [Hermann in Germany] that the part was for the new version, which was confirmed.

The one i have is splitable into 3, chrome bezel, red insert with black surround fused on and the growler head held by a single screw.

Its identical to the all-black that i got, using your part number. The all-black also splits into 3 thats how i worked out how to remove without all the aggro that you went through [also my fingers didnt fit that well!!].

I have added the pictures showing the process...

Cheers
David

EDIT - the pictures have loaded in reverse order, so start at the bottom and work upwards!!!

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MY21 P450AWD Coupe BRG
barrycraig
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DavidP wrote: Mon Nov 20, 2023 12:45 pm Hi Barry,

My wagon is a MY21 facelift... I checked with the supplier [Hermann in Germany] that the part was for the new version, which was confirmed.

The one i have is splitable into 3, chrome bezel, red insert with black surround fused on and the growler head held by a single screw.

Its identical to the all-black that i got, using your part number. The all-black also splits into 3 thats how i worked out how to remove without all the aggro that you went through [also my fingers didnt fit that well!!].

I have added the pictures showing the process...

Cheers
David

EDIT - the pictures have loaded in reverse order, so start at the bottom and work upwards!!!
Wow, I cant believe I missed that! Thanks so much for the photographs.
Robbyrner
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Just made the change on my car, using a combination of both the “jam your fingers in until they hurt” and “methodical, use though and logic” techniques, combined with a very sharp knife (the perks of being a chef! 😂) and have successfully swapped the red growler with a new black “75” version. Looks really good and I’m sure my fingers will recover soon.

I found jamming my fingers in through the grille and squishing them down into the prongs to compress the tabs a good technique, and then using the aforementioned knife to pop out the top tab quite achievable.

This thread was most useful, so thanks very much!

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2021 P450 5.0 V8 AWD in Santorini Black with all the fun stuff!
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Robbyrner wrote: Wed Mar 13, 2024 2:05 pm Just made the change on my car, using a combination of both the “jam your fingers in until they hurt” and “methodical, use though and logic” techniques, combined with a very sharp knife (the perks of being a chef! 😂) and have successfully swapped the red growler with a new black “75” version. Looks really good and I’m sure my fingers will recover soon.

I found jamming my fingers in through the grille and squishing them down into the prongs to compress the tabs a good technique, and then using the aforementioned knife to pop out the top tab quite achievable.

This thread was most useful, so thanks very much!
Hey
What colour was your original badge ?
I’m on look out for red badge wondered if your original was red and 3 piece would you be willing to sell it ?
Firenze red May 22 car “ex Management” rejected - poorly repaired
Firenze red May 22 replacement car “ex management” rejected - worse than first one
Firenze red not “ex management” car it’s a keeper 😍
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