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      05-08-2012, 11:01 AM   #1
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Exclamation DIY- START/STOP Button Trim Swap

DIY- START/STOP Button Trim Swap YouTube Video DIY

So I have had several emails/pm's regarding the difficulty of the Start button trim swap. I did a quick DIY video to show that it is a 1 maybe 2 out 5 difficulty and pretty much anyone can do this. I hope this helps.

Here is the original For Sale thread: http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=684447

Disclaimer: The following video is provided as a GUIDE ONLY, you assume any and all risk whenever doing any work on your car.


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      05-08-2012, 11:47 AM   #2
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Good video! Video and picture posts are always the way to go for DYI's. Thanks for the upload Metak.
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      05-09-2012, 02:59 PM   #3
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Thanks, I wanted to wrap this piece and now I know how. Thanks again!
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Thanks can't wait to get mine in the mail. Payment sent 1st day!
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      05-10-2012, 10:29 AM   #5
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Cool! Orders still coming in and remember second wave of orders ship this coming Monday!

Thanks again!
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I don't know, seems to hard. Can you provide a structured diagram as well as metric forces needed on each tab during removal?

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Cool! Orders still coming in and remember second wave of orders ship this coming Monday!

Thanks again!
Different colors? (Like the original stock look...?) Sorry for my idiot question...works been crazy and I haven't been keeping up with the thread lately.
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Different colors? (Like the original stock look...?) Sorry for my idiot question...works been crazy and I haven't been keeping up with the thread lately.
I'd be willing to do a small run of the Matte Gray(or whatever color) but only a few have emailed me any serious interest. A lot of people ordering the orange though.
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You've inspired me to paint mine since you only offer them for the M! Cheaper for me that way though lol. looks great!
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You've inspired me to paint mine since you only offer them for the M! Cheaper for me that way though lol. looks great!
The paint won't last long in the heat and constant touching of starting and stopping the car. There is a very good chance I will offer a 'LIMITED EDITION' non M version for the 1 series guys. These are solid color so they won't fade or rub off.

Would look like this but raised letters. I mentioned it in another thread. What color might you be interested in?

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There is a very good chance I will offer a 'LIMITED EDITION' non M version for the 1 series guys.

Would look like this but raised letters. I mentioned it in another thread. What color might you be interested in?
Alpine White III !!!!

Oh, and I'd REALLY prefer the "sunken" letters - if at all possible. I know from your other thread that the lettering doesn't appear as clear but I still liked it better
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Alpine White III !!!!

Oh, and I'd REALLY prefer the "sunken" letters - if at all possible. I know from your other thread that the lettering doesn't appear as clear but I still liked it better
+1 alcantara, cf or montego blue
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What color might you be interested in?
red. definitely red. if i didn't want it to stand out i would leave it how it is

edit: white could be baller too if its not a flat white.

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Installed Mine In Less Than 3 Minutes. Good Diy Metak.
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sheesh...people are getting really picky. i really just prefer a stock look, less lettering (like what's pictured above) and sunken letters.
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I only have maybe 25 of all 3 versions of the ring left(raised gloss/matte and indented). Current batch of orders shipped yesterday. Expect them within 3-4 days. Glad everyone so far is digging the rings IRL! Thanks again guys for supporting this project!

Pretty cool to think that 11% of all US 1M's are rocking these already!
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Mid week bump. Thanks for all the orders. Next batch goes out this Monday. This could be the last of these things until I order more to be made....
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Good job on the rings, it would look great with this start-stop switch.
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Good job on the rings, it would look great with this start-stop switch.
Never seen the blue back-lit starter before, interesting. Might look better with a different color other than orange though....
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I modified the switch with a blue led, I have a red and white one in the works. I also have a brighter stock orange one that you can see in daylight.
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I modified the switch with a blue led, I have a red and white one in the works. I also have a brighter stock orange one that you can see in daylight.

Nice detail.

Soft orange would blend in nicely.

Not disturbing during drives in the dark ? Can you please post a picture of the dash lighting (including the start/stop button) in the dark ? Thanks in advance.
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Here are some night time pics of the brighter orange. One is with the flash and you can still see it. Also the steering wheel covers the switch when you drive. They are phone pics sorry.
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