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Old 01-04-2013, 11:42 AM
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Mein Auto: 2012 650i Convertible
Here is a quick DIY install for anyone interested (650iQ7) Im going strictly by memory and by what I saw my Indy mechanic do so it may not be 100% accurate but I can assure is pretty close.

1) Torx 20 screw driver
2) Trim safe prying tool. (Recommended so as not to scratch anything)

First, remove this trim piece. IIRC, it pops up. No screws involved. This will expose the trim as it causes a lip to not allow the trim to come out.
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Next, using a trim removing tool, slowly work the black plastic siding out. It doesn't have to come out all the way. Just enough to expose the Torx 20 screw and light switch backing for removal. Remove the Torx 20 screw. I can't remember if the screw is abeam the trim or the light switch but its the somewhere. If it's not removed n damage can occur from pulling the trim and/or light switch
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Then work out the trim with a trim removal tool. Doesn't have to be remove completely. Just enough to expose what's behind it. The rest should be easy peezy. Pull out the switch and wording harness and replace with new one. There are more screws to remove here but they will be noticeable for the switch swap. Reverse the process to put everything back together.
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I should have taken video of this and I'm upset that I didn't but hopefully this is enough to get you going. Like I said, I didn't do the actual work and I don't have the trim removal tools to reproduce this DIY but I remember a lot of what the Indy did.
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