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Red (or other coloured) Start/Stop button

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Post by omegabri » Tue Feb 27, 2024 12:55 am

Hi
I've been pondering, but not entirely sure I have the guts to try....... Has anyone swapped out their OM Start/Stop button, for a more sporty coloured one? Either red, or blue I guess as well.

My question: How did you get the OM one out? I've seen people on YouTube yanking them up with what looks like super sticky tac stuff, but not sure I have the guts to try.....although, I'd love to fit a red replacement button 👍🏻😉

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Post by F1SpaceMonkey » Tue Feb 27, 2024 6:53 pm

did it on my old BMW - never again as you end up dinting the surrounding plastic no matter how careful you are. The sticky gum didn't really work well. The red button looked great, but the dents on the trim didn't.

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Post by omegabri » Tue Feb 27, 2024 7:11 pm

F1SpaceMonkey wrote: Tue Feb 27, 2024 6:53 pm did it on my old BMW - never again as you end up dinting the surrounding plastic no matter how careful you are. The sticky gum didn't really work well. The red button looked great, but the dents on the trim didn't.
I thought that... I like the car too much to damage anything. :thumbsup:

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Post by Timdon » Tue Feb 27, 2024 7:41 pm

I ordered a glass one from AliExpress it came with a sticky gum to remove the original button, totally cover the button with the gum and pull straight up and it just popped off.
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Post by omegabri » Wed Feb 28, 2024 10:17 pm

Timdon wrote: Tue Feb 27, 2024 7:41 pm I ordered a glass one from AliExpress it came with a sticky gum to remove the original button, totally cover the button with the gum and pull straight up and it just popped off.
Did you have to pull it hard? I'd hate to think that the original button would snap its retaining clips, and fall into the button below. That'd be just my luck 🤦🤣🤣

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Post by Timdon » Mon Mar 04, 2024 9:05 pm

No just a quick, pull straight up and it just pops off , and can be refitted any time.

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Post by Scubaregs » Mon Mar 04, 2024 9:08 pm

Same as above, zero drama.
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Post by omegabri » Mon Mar 04, 2024 10:54 pm

Cheers guys. Ordered over the weekend. Button should be with me this week 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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Post by omegabri » Mon Mar 04, 2024 10:54 pm

Booked in at BMW next week, for the centre console rebuild 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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Post by Pondrew » Tue Mar 05, 2024 1:06 am

omegabri wrote: Wed Feb 28, 2024 10:17 pm Did you have to pull it hard?
I think I have strayed into the wrong website ......again! :lol:
All good things come to those who wait. I'm really impatient which explains a lot.

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Post by omegabri » Tue Mar 05, 2024 6:37 pm

:rofl: :lol:

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Post by Smudge10 » Tue Mar 12, 2024 7:00 pm

I did it with the Red button from IND. Same as above. Sticky putty worked fine, and no dents whatsoever.

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Post by omegabri » Wed Mar 13, 2024 12:11 am

Smudge10 wrote: Tue Mar 12, 2024 7:00 pm I did it with the Red button from IND. Same as above. Sticky putty worked fine, and no dents whatsoever.
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Post by omegabri » Mon Apr 01, 2024 2:29 pm

Successful easy fitting (and I didn't accidentally rip the whole centre console up, with the sticky tacky stuff....🤦🤣)

Looks ace, and I'm sure it's even added an additional 10 bhp !! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
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