To remove the hood star, open the hood and find the base of the star. You
can see it is spring loaded. Grasp the bottom of the shaft with pliers and
pull down and rotate the shaft. You will be able to see where the slots
align to unlock it. When you have it lined up with the slots it should
release and you can take the star out. You can get a replacement star, same
as factory unit, at www.performanceproducts.com I think they are around
$20. Or you can get the instantly removable type that you can take with you
when you leave the car. Don't know the price on these.