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My Mercedes star hood emblem broke off while cleaning the snow. Decided to purchase a new W221-style original emblem (EUR 40) and compare it with the Chinese counterfeit emblems sold on eBay (EUR 15).

The chrome quality for the counterfeit emblem is the same as for the original, however, the U-bolt broke off when trying to install it. Fortunately, I could install the counterfeit star emblem on the original W220-style basis.

Verdict: buying Chinese emblem may be worth the saved pennies - even if it brakes, the star can be installed on the original emblem basis.

See: Engine Hood - W220 S-Class Encyclopedia

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Always wondered how these were put together and how to get the 3-pointed star emblem off of there. Thanks!
 
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