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      03-18-2018, 01:03 PM   #1
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Trim piece question

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I have a 2011 550xi and I just bought the hexagon aluminum trim to replace the existing wood trim I have in the car now. My problem is the middle trim piece with the AC vents has the slot for the start/stop button AND the auto start/stop button. My 550 only has the start/stop button and I kick myself for not noticing that the picture has the slot for the two buttons. If I bought the assembly for the two buttons would it fit into the dash and would the existing connector still work? Or do I now have to find the middle trim piece with just the one button?
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Hey guys,

I have a 2011 550xi and I just bought the hexagon aluminum trim to replace the existing wood trim I have in the car now. My problem is the middle trim piece with the AC vents has the slot for the start/stop button AND the auto start/stop button. My 550 only has the start/stop button and I kick myself for not noticing that the picture has the slot for the two buttons. If I bought the assembly for the two buttons would it fit into the dash and would the existing connector still work? Or do I now have to find the middle trim piece with just the one button?
The switch should be P&P. You might even get the option to turn off the A/S/S!
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So it doesn't need to be coded then I assume? I don't care for the auto start/stop so if that doesn't work that's fine. I just want the car to start lol
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So it doesn't need to be coded then I assume? I don't care for the auto start/stop so if that doesn't work that's fine. I just want the car to start lol
Granted it was part for part, but I replaced the ignition switch on my wife's 2012 535i with one I got off of eBay. It was a direct replacement.
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Granted it was part for part, but I replaced the ignition switch on my wife's 2012 535i with one I got off of eBay. It was a direct replacement.
But was the ignition switch with one button or two with the auto start/stop?

The connector is shaped the same so I'm hoping it'll work and won't mess anything up.
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But was the ignition switch with one button or two with the auto start/stop?

The connector is shaped the same so I'm hoping it'll work and won't mess anything up.
It was the one with the on/off button; basically a 2 position switch.
It was this switch:

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It was the one with the on/off button; basically a 2 position switch.
It was this switch:

Gotcha, the one I bought is just like that, however I'm going from one of these:


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You should be fine as long as the trim piece has the same shape opening.
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