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how to take the dash apart, add a switch...?

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Old 12-28-2008, 09:37 PM
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MCS 2008.

I'm curious if anybody knows how to take the dashboard or the overhead switch plate apart without breaking it?

I have empty swtich holes in each, and I'd like to install a switch, with some additional interior lighting and/or install my own ralley lights on the grille.

Doug

 
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Old 12-29-2008, 08:21 AM
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On my mini I bought the entire switch panel off of ebay (with all switches installed) then removed the stocker with the empty switch and replaced the entire unit then used the switch to activate a relay ...It's an unplug /replace /replug ...
 
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Old 12-29-2008, 04:47 PM
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So, how does the OEM installed switch panel remove from the car? Do you just grab onto the sides and pull it straight off? Are there clips? hidden screws?

I can't figure out how to take the oem panel off the car....


I'd really like to take the one off the ceiling...that's where I'd like to install my switch.
 
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Old 12-29-2008, 04:53 PM
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I've got an 05 unsure if it's the same removal process
 
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Old 12-30-2008, 09:39 PM
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So, how does the 05 dash come apart?
 
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Old 12-31-2008, 09:09 AM
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I found this it's the newer dash diagram :
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...g=64&fg=20

You got a PM as well ...
 
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Old 01-07-2009, 10:13 PM
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Many thanks....
 
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