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Changing steering wheel Lotus badge

Anyone know how I can change the steering wheel Lotus badge from yellow to black?
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Take the old steering wheel badge off, install new black badge.

Or get one of the sticker badges and place it over the old badge.



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Yes, but how does one remove the yellow steering wheel badge without cracking the plastic mount? Where do you get the small black badge to replace? How does it attach?
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I heated mine up with a blown dryer and carefully used a butter knife with a paper towel under it so as not to scratch or gouge the steering wheel parts, and pried up the edges, then peeled it off.
The actual black and silver logo I got from Chuforia Graffix. Good ol' SweetDaddyD. It'll just stick right into the spot where ya took the other one out. Perfect fit.
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i actually love my yellow, you guys are crazy!

i do love that alcantara shroud and console too!:-D
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I've seen it *NOT* recommended to remove the existing yellow badge, as that tampering with it can release the air bag unintentionally.

Just take Chufforia's sticker and place right on top over the existing yellow badge. Saves the hassle of A) trying to remove the badge and B) getting a face full of airbag
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+1 to what Cheungms said.

And I'll add:

C) dying.



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yeah, i'd feel retarded if I put one of those ebay badges on the airbag and it ends up taking an eye out. that'll ruin your day.
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Just take Chufforia's sticker and place right on top over the existing yellow badge.
how much weight does that add?

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I've heard that cleaning the wheel with the wrong product will also trigger the airbag and kill you twice.
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I've heard that cleaning the wheel with the wrong product will also trigger the airbag and kill you twice.
not nice to call his wife an airbag.
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i actually love my yellow, you guys are crazy!

i do love that alcantara shroud and console too!:-D
+ 1 Me to
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ya, yur supposed to place it over the original badge.

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I really don't think you have to worry about triggering the airbag when you remove the badge on the wheel. The trigger is activated by g-forces. If it was that easy to trigger the air bags, we would have all kinds of broken arms from people pushing on that center badge thinking its a horn.

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I always wondered about just installing the stick on badge over the existing one. Then existing badge already has a contour and the new badge is not that flexible and it also has some thickness to it... I always wonder if it would look funny or if the edges are going to lift off after a while.

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Considering the badge is designed to separate and lift off at airbag deployment, is it really worth the risk to not just stick the new badge over the old one? No. Call me overly conservative but I'd rather not risk airbag deployment just to stick on a new badge. My 2 cents
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C) dying.
Irony... one of the (original?) uses of the black badge was to mourn the death of Jim Clark.
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I'll stick with the traditional thank you very much.

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Dunno, I guess that I would disconnect the battery before working on the steering wheel. Then again, you could also die from your battery exploding, or from tripping while getting out of the car...
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