Engine Hood

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Parts related to engine hood in EPC

Mercedes star hood emblem

Original Mercedes hood star emblem costs EUR 40. W221 star which fits W220 and costs the same, provides more elegant look as it has full chrome basis.

W220 star A2108800186
W221 star A2218800086 (fits W220)

Comparison of the original and counterfeit emblem

On eBay there are several Chinese merchants who sell counterfeit star emblems for as low as 15 USD. Comparison of the original and counterfeit star emblem below. The chrome parts of the counterfeit emblem are of a very good quality - slight quality differences in the chrome can be seen only with very close inspection. The basis of the original emblem has a blue plastic pad, which is missing on the counterfeit emblem.

Original vs counterfeit star emblem packaging
Original vs counterfeit star emblem
Original vs counterfeit star emblem basis

The U-bolt of the counterfeit emblem turned out to be of poor quality as it broke off when trying to install the counterfeit emblem.

Counterfeit star emblem with U-bolt broken
Counterfeit star emblem separated into parts

Fortunately, the parts from the counterfeit emblem can be installed on the basis of the original broken emblem.

Parts from the counterfeit emblem with the original basis
Installation: preloading the spring and hooking it into the star
Star from the counterfeit emblem installed on the original basis

Remove/install Mercedes star

Shown on model 202:

  • 1 - Mercedes star
  • 2 - U-bolt
W220 remove install mercedes star hood.png W220 remove install mercedes star.png

Remove:

  1. Open engine hood
  2. Turn spring bracket (2) 90° to left with assembly tool (202 589 11 63 00 or standard pliers).
  3. Remove Mercedes star (1) upward from engine hood. Carefully remove Mercedes star (1). Danger of damaging paint.

Install:

  1. Insert Mercedes star (1) from above into engine hood. Carefully install Mercedes star (1). Danger of damaging paint.
  2. Turn spring bracket (2) 90° to right with mounting tool. Note correct installation positions.
  3. Close engine hood
How to change Mercedes hood emblem / sign

Spring at engine hood

Spring at engine hood (broken)
Spring at engine hood removed
Spring at engine hood installed
Spring at engine hood A2208800529 (EUR 8)
Spring at engine hood A2208800529 (back)

Hood Lift Support (Shocks) Replacement

W220 Hood Lift Support Replacement (By Masood)