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      10-22-2017, 02:32 PM   #67
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red looks slightly tacky to me for the button (i even have coral red interior). i think the brushed AL would be nice.
After having mine in for about a week I am starting to agree with this statement. The interior is actually more refined so something more subtle such as brushed aluminum similar to the current aluminum trim would be a more understated touch.
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It says random color. Looking for one that will give me silver.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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      10-22-2017, 07:42 PM   #69
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I'm into this mod regardless of the cost,
my fear is doing it haha, can see me snapping something and not being able to start my car
This is about the easiest mod you can do. Don't worry about screwing it up. Pick up a trim tool set for under $20 if you don't already have one and you're set. Trim tools are a must for anything interior related; even for exterior mods like reflector removal, etc.
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      10-25-2017, 11:18 AM   #70
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This is about the easiest mod you can do. Don't worry about screwing it up. Pick up a trim tool set for under $20 if you don't already have one and you're set. Trim tools are a must for anything interior related; even for exterior mods like reflector removal, etc.
cheers mate, yeah I've got all that stuff, its more just the separating the button from the casing, easy enough?
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      10-25-2017, 12:40 PM   #71
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cheers mate, yeah I've got all that stuff, its more just the separating the button from the casing, easy enough?
It was once I figured out what's shown in the video here isn't the exact same way mine was designed. I think the newer post 2012 F30's have clips that you can pull back like in the video, but not mine, lol. Gotta pry n' hold'em in order for the button to fall out.

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FYI, if you have a 2012 F30 like I do, the inner tabs to remove the original start button are not the same as in the video install here. You'll need to pry each tab and hold them (do NOT think they'll click apart as in the video; yours WILL break) individually then turn the starter upside down and the button will then fall out easily.
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      11-11-2017, 12:54 AM   #72
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Do you have a link for the trim piece?! It looks great
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      11-11-2017, 12:58 PM   #73
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Do you have a link for the trim piece?! It looks great
Agreed this looks much better with the brushes aluminum trim... where can I get it???
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      11-11-2017, 01:26 PM   #74
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Agreed this looks much better with the brushes aluminum trim... where can I get it???
I put up the amazon link in post #68, but here it is again:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Too bad this button is $90AUD shipped to Oz.

Wondering if I should try this $10AUD alternative:
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BMW-X5-E...kAAOSw5cNYe8tx
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decided to pull the trigger and bought mine for $15 on ebay
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      11-15-2017, 05:00 AM   #77
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Same here ordered one Tuesday, they accepted $15
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Very simple mods. Thanks for the tips guys.
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I bought my red button on ebay for $12 a few days ago...love simple inexpensive mods! Can't wait to get it. Thanks guys!
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Too bad this button is $90AUD shipped to Oz.
Wow. 3 weeks ago, this button cost $90AUD shipped to Oz.

Today, I see it $10.95 shipped!

That dropped harder than bitcoin rose.

Needless to say, I ordered it immediately.
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Wow. 3 weeks ago, this button cost $90AUD shipped to Oz.

Today, I see it $10.95 shipped!

That dropped harder than bitcoin rose.

Needless to say, I ordered it immediately.
Awesome! I was going to say...I'll ship you one from here...shipping couldn't be that outrageous.

Mine should be here any day now. I can't wait...little inexpensive mods make me happy!
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Awesome! I was going to say...I'll ship you one from here...shipping couldn't be that outrageous.

Mine should be here any day now. I can't wait...little inexpensive mods make me happy!
Haha, appreciate it mate.

I kid you not, it really was $65 for the button and $30 shipping from the US.
Fortunately the market self-corrected.

I'm with you on these little mods...love making these little impulse purchases online, minus the guilt.

Speaking of little, bit-sized mods...here's a couple more that I just got:
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Carbon-F...72.m2749.l2649

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2x-Headl...72.m2749.l2649
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Awesome! I was going to say...I'll ship you one from here...shipping couldn't be that outrageous.

Mine should be here any day now. I can't wait...little inexpensive mods make me happy!
Haha, appreciate it mate.

I kid you not, it really was $65 for the button and $30 shipping from the US.
Fortunately the market self-corrected.

I'm with you on these little mods...love making these little impulse purchases online, minus the guilt.

Speaking of little, bit-sized mods...here's a couple more that I just got:
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Carbon-F...72.m2749.l2649

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2x-Headl...72.m2749.l2649
I like the light switch surround. Does look bare there! I have the dry carbon shifter, looks good!
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I like the light switch surround. Does look bare there! I have the dry carbon shifter, looks good!
Me too. Nice little touch, and really can't go wrong for $4.95 AUD
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I like the light switch surround. Does look bare there! I have the dry carbon shifter, looks good!
Me too. Nice little touch, and really can't go wrong for $4.95 AUD
Totally agree. You'll have to check out rollthedice 's interior.... now your getting the shifter!
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Totally agree. You'll have to check out rollthedice 's interior.... now your getting the shifter!
Oh I've already seen roll_the_dice's snazzy blue interior and I love it. I'm going for a similar theme in my interior, just red instead of blue (not pictured are the red paddle extensions which I was inspired to get seeing roll's steering):
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Totally agree. You'll have to check out rollthedice 's interior.... now your getting the shifter!
Oh I've already seen roll_the_dice's snazzy blue interior and I love it. I'm going for a similar theme in my interior, just red instead of blue (not pictured are the red paddle extensions which I was inspired to get seeing roll's steering):
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very nice! Love the red!
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