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      02-15-2019, 08:30 PM   #1
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Red Start/Stop Button

While not for everyone, I feel the Red Start/Stop button adds a nice subtle touch of interior style (thanks Ben @ http://www.rgsportshop.com/index.php...roduct_id=1272). This inexpensive mod is way easy using the sticky putty method. Takes all of 5 minutes to complete.

1. Lightly warm factory Start/Stop button area with hair dryer or heat gun (on low setting),
2. Warm sticky putty in hands to soften,
3. Press sticky putty over surface of factory Start/Stop button and form small cone to grab on to later,
4. Let sticky putty set for about 5 minutes to firm,
5. Quickly pull cone of putty and factory Start/Stop button easily comes off,
6. Line up colored replacement button and press gently until it snaps in place,
7. Test and enjoy
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got some pics?
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got some pics?
You mean like the ones in the link above?
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Here is the picture from my G30.
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Some pics...
Let me know when you have one in blue!
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Let me know when you have one in blue!
We offer one in blue. Will have them on our site today for the G30.

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Let me know when you have one in blue!
We offer one in blue. Will have them on our site today for the G30.

Woo hoo! That's awesome.
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I don't know what others are pricing this at, but I assume it can't be higher than Amazon - for $13.99 it's cheap! https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Yes, you can get it cheaper on ebay for about $2-$8, but I didn't want to wait 2 weeks to get it. Then again, I'm sure someone is trying to sell these for $30-40. They're all the same...

And I compared this to my OEM button, identical! and yes, use the sticky stuff - I didn't warm anything up beforehand (didn't know to) and it still only took about 3 tries to yank the button off - and no damage. So certainly no need at all to remove the button assembly to do this as I've seen on youtube.
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Where can I find a putty/adhesive that will work to pull this button? I see the limited options at Lowe’s and the Depot but they look like poster putty...
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We offer one in blue. Will have them on our site today for the G30.

Do you guys have these in yellow? @IND-Distribution
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Looks GREAT! I might just do this
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If putty does not work to remove the button, a dab of hot glue and a bolt to grab on works.
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Hey, I also have a BMW G30 and I purchased the crystal one off someone and I can not remove the OEM one, so you are saying that I have to apply some heat to the OEM one then I can put a bit of hot glue with a bolt and then it comes off? I have tried pulling it with a suction cup for about 10 minutes but nothing. Thanks!
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Hey, I also have a BMW G30 and I purchased the crystal one off someone and I can not remove the OEM one, so you are saying that I have to apply some heat to the OEM one then I can put a bit of hot glue with a bolt and then it comes off? I have tried pulling it with a suction cup for about 10 minutes but nothing. Thanks!
That is what I did, came right out. Unfortunately the red one I ordered on the above link does not fit, it pushed down inside the hole and now is stuck. So now, I have to get that one out also.
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I don't know what others are pricing this at, but I assume it can't be higher than Amazon - for $13.99 it's cheap! https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Yes, you can get it cheaper on ebay for about $2-$8, but I didn't want to wait 2 weeks to get it. Then again, I'm sure someone is trying to sell these for $30-40. They're all the same...

And I compared this to my OEM button, identical! and yes, use the sticky stuff - I didn't warm anything up beforehand (didn't know to) and it still only took about 3 tries to yank the button off - and no damage. So certainly no need at all to remove the button assembly to do this as I've seen on youtube.
I just received that one and it does NOT fit well, maybe they changed the design, it is now stuck in the dash
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This one fits great--- https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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