To remove front emblem (after removing top grille)
To remove back emblem
This was quite helpful, thank you. I needed to replace my rear emblem as it had gotten severely scraped. Compounding my issue was the fact that the panel it mounts to had been repainted and it wasn't masked off well, the effect of which was to partially paint the emblem to the car in addition to the adhesive...the paint had sealed any small gap.
Word of caution: The panel to which the rear emblem attaches is plastic, not metal. Be VERY careful if you're going to try heating it up.
I initially used the diagram above's method. It's a pit of a PIA to get the fishing line in back of the emblem because it is mounted in a recess. After fooling with it, I thought It was coming off way too easy. It was, I literally sliced the emblem in half where the two halves were joined together.
I tired soaking it is some Goo Begone (note if you open the hatch and use something to counterbalance it, you can keep that surface horizontal so your solvent stays put. No plastic trim tool, plastic razor blade or plastic putty knife I had would get between the emblem and the body panel....again the recess. It is was thin enough, it was too flimsy; if it was strong enough, it was too thick.
I wound up taping off the body around the emblem and inserting the just the tip of the smallest metal awl I had between the emblem and the body. I then pushed it in a little more and pried it up just enough to get it started lifting. There are two small locating pins at 3 and 9 o'clock about 1/3" in. Once you get past those pins, it "saws" off pretty easily with the fishing line tool. It did gouge the paint a bit, but only under the emblem where the body panel is plastic so it can't rust and it is completely concealed by the new emblem. The locating pins make that a breeze to install, but getting the old adhesive off sucks
I know this is an old thread, but it was the best one I located due to those diagrams, so I though I'd add my experiences to it.