How to replace a broken Chevrolet bowtie
A few months ago, the Chevrolet bowtie golden piece was missing. I suspect it broke in an automatic car wash.
I have finally decided to replace this bowtie myself. With more than 114 000 km on my 2012 Volt, this was not under warranty. In fact, I did not even ask as I wanted to do this on my own.
I ordered the GM part # 22980045. The back bowtie has two pins on the back to help on in place along with a sticker.
With a heat gun, the broken bowtiee was easy to remove. We need to be careful with a heat gun as it can damage other parts with the quick extreme heat. Once the broken part remove, the original glue needs to be removed. The heat gun, some Goo gone and lots of scrubbing with towels.
A chip of the original black paint came off under the left hole. Some touch-up painting was done before installing the new bowtie. It is important to heat up the area where the new part will be inserted to help the glue achieve its purpose.
Another small job completed !