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Old 06-21-2014, 06:53 PM   #1
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Can I upgrade my start/stop button from 2008-10 D3? I know it'll plug in but will it still work? I like the looks of the upgraded buttons. If anybody can give me a part number and if it still works will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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Can I upgrade my start/stop button from 2008-10 D3? I know it'll plug in but will it still work? I like the looks of the upgraded buttons. If anybody can give me a part number and if it still works will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
You can't order the square start spot button anymore . The number has been superceded to the new round start button. I orderd mine from audiusaparts.com and they know what you want. I too wanted to upgrade the looks and glad I did it.

When you change the switch, there is a gold pin located about the middle of the switch that needs to be pulled out for you to remove the switch. It took me a while to figure it out but the switch will not come out without the pin being removed.

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+1, exactly. BTDT on my 2006.
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You can't order the square start spot button anymore . The number has been superceded to the new round start button. I orderd mine from audiusaparts.com and they know what you want. I too wanted to upgrade the looks and glad I did it.

When you change the switch, there is a gold pin located about the middle of the switch that needs to be pulled out for you to remove the switch. It took me a while to figure it out but the switch will not come out with the pin being removed.
The round switch is what I'm talking about. 08-10 is when they went with the round start button. I have the square one which I don't like. How much did you pay for the new one??
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I assume you're talking about this one. This was the button in my 05 that previous owner upgraded. I have the plain black one in my 07 now and would like to get this one also. If someone knows the part # let us know. Thanks
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I assume you're talking about this one. This was the button in my 05 that previous owner upgraded. I have the plain black one in my 07 now and would like to get this one also. If someone knows the part # let us know. Thanks
Just order a new start stop switch and you will get the round button switch. When you order one from a dealer, you will get the round one. The square one has been discontinued and no longer made. The numbers have been changed so for all D3 years will be replaced by the round button start switch.
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The round switch is what I'm talking about. 08-10 is when they went with the round start button. I have the square one which I don't like. How much did you pay for the new one??
I can't exactly remember how much it was. I ordered a ebrake switch, start stop switch, and S8 caliper covers but I think it was around $150
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I think this is what you want 4E1905217.


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Can I upgrade my start/stop button from 2008-10 D3? I know it'll plug in but will it still work? I like the looks of the upgraded buttons. If anybody can give me a part number and if it still works will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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Ok guys thank you again. I will get that in soon.
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Well I have ordered it and only costed me $118 shipped. It'll be a good interir miscellaneous upgrade so we will see what happens.
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I'm assuming its a fairly simple installation, definitely on the short list of upgrades for the S8
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The button is a little intermittent. Sometimes pushing it does nothing. Pushing it again yields a pop from the aftermarket stereo. So after doing this a few times I push Stop and then Start.
It always starts the second time. But reminds me of the drivers window controller. Always worked, but rolling up the drivers window sometimes took 20 tries. And rolling down the others was notchy, could not get them to roll down partially. The replacement works perfectly.
A new start start button would address the issue my original.
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Glad I dont have any issues with my start button yet but good to know this option is there, Any install pointers? Also how do you remove the center cover to access this button?
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Glad I dont have any issues with my start button yet but good to know this option is there, Any install pointers? Also how do you remove the center cover to access this button?
Yes you do. Just pop out the ashtray and the cover should pop right out. Be very careful with the clips and the wiring and there are 2 screws holding up the start/stop button.
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Does this also allow access to replace the volume control ****? I bought a new one and have not installed yet
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Yes it does. You can access anything you want underneath it once its popped up.
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There is a torx screw that has to taken out when you take out the ashtray. Also there is a gold pin that goes across the start switch that has to be taken out. It's located about the middle of the start switch.
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Well Gentlemen I finally did the upgrade.

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If you guys have any questions on how to do it feel free to ask.
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Well Gentlemen I finally did the upgrade.

Before first pic and After second pic.
Unless the new button can start the car even with a dead battery :-)

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