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      05-04-2013, 01:28 AM   #1
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Debadging a lease?

I asked this in the debadge thread but didn't get a response so I'm starting a new thread. I've debadged vehicles in the past but didn't debade my 335is lease because I didn't want to get hit when I turned it in but I would like to debadge my F30 335i.

Has anyone debadged a lease? what was the experience turning it in? It's a factory option in Europe so I would hope it's not an issue in the states as far as making you pay for it when you turn it in.

I've done it for friends on other makes of cars and not had an issue. Hint: put masking tape over the letters before you remove them. Then they will stay the exact same distance from each other if you NEED to ever put them back on. Use some new 3M tape and put them back on without removing them from the masking tape from the top of them. Thanks!
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      05-04-2013, 01:42 AM   #2
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Should be fine.
I've done it to all of my BMW leases
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I'm planning to debadge mine, and install a few mods like color coded reflectors and grills, but from what i've heard most people revert it to stock when they are turning it in, so yeah.
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did you not order it without the badge?
In the UK, you can order without the badge as a no cost option.
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      05-04-2013, 06:23 AM   #5
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did you not order it without the badge?
In the UK, you can order without the badge as a no cost option.
Can't in the US. I Tried.
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      05-04-2013, 10:36 PM   #6
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Mods that don't damage the vehicle won't cause you any issues you just don't get any value added unless you trade/sell.
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My dealer took the xDrive badge off for me before delivery, so probably fine as far as my CA is concerned
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      06-01-2013, 07:56 AM   #8
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I asked this in the debadge thread but didn't get a response so I'm starting a new thread. I've debadged vehicles in the past but didn't debade my 335is lease because I didn't want to get hit when I turned it in but I would like to debadge my F30 335i.

Has anyone debadged a lease? what was the experience turning it in? It's a factory option in Europe so I would hope it's not an issue in the states as far as making you pay for it when you turn it in.

I've done it for friends on other makes of cars and not had an issue. Hint: put masking tape over the letters before you remove them. Then they will stay the exact same distance from each other if you NEED to ever put them back on. Use some new 3M tape and put them back on without removing them from the masking tape from the top of them. Thanks!


I have done very small mod's to my previous lease (Infiniti G37s) where I changed the grill and debadged it, however, kept all the parts and returned them at the end of the lease without any issuse. (In Toronto)
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      06-01-2013, 09:29 AM   #9
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I just spoke to my CA about this yesterday, and he told me that debadging it wouldnt cause any problems. I actually only want to take off the badges on the sides (c pillar badge) on my wifes AH5 because its hard to clean and too much "bling".

I dont mind the badging on the back though.
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