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      05-07-2018, 11:43 PM   #1
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Hello All,

Here is a DIY on how I installed the Red M1/M2 Buttons
Its pretty simple just need some patience with the button tabs.


Here are the tools I used

16 mm socket
Torx T20 socket
Impact gun
Electronics phillips screwdriver
Electronics flat head or tiny pick


I'm assuming you know how to remove the airbag

Start Here

Remove the 16 mm bolt with a impact or ratchet.
Then the two connectors.
Pay attention to the postion of this alignment indicator for reinstallation
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      05-07-2018, 11:43 PM   #2
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Now we are going to remove the trim piece its 3 T20 torx bolts
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      05-07-2018, 11:44 PM   #3
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Once you remove the trim it will give you access to this T20 torx bolt. This one removes the left paddle.

After removing the paddle you will have access to this T20 torx bolt. This is the bolt that holds on the button pod.
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      05-07-2018, 11:45 PM   #4
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Now flip over the button pod and remove the 3 tiny phillips head screws.
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      05-07-2018, 11:46 PM   #5
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Here are the Red buttons vs the factory ones

To remove the buttons you need to pry the tabs outward over the notch and then the button will come out
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      05-07-2018, 11:47 PM   #6
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Putting the new ones in is as easy lining it up and pushing it in until you hear the click.

When putting mine in I noticed it was a bit tight so I took a nail file and filed off a bit of the red paint near the tabs then it was perfect.

While your steering wheel is off take some time and clean it up.
I plan to use Colourlock alcantara cleaner and a Marvis toothbrush.
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      05-07-2018, 11:53 PM   #7
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Maybe I'll just bust out the wife's nail polish...
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Maybe I'll just bust out the wife's nail polish...


They are a bit pricey but hey all part of the ///M Tax and i guess enough demand for them to make them.
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Great DIY. thanks!
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      05-14-2018, 01:45 PM   #10
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Great DIY. thanks!
No problem glad you found it helpful.

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      05-14-2018, 06:42 PM   #11
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Thank you for DIY, I was wondering how it was done, seems even simpler then the e9x swap
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Looks good but that's a lot of work for two buttons.
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      05-15-2018, 04:00 PM   #13
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Looks good but that's a lot of work for two buttons.
It takes a about 15mins the first time. I did my buddies in 10mins. I think it's worth it.
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Just FYI, removing the steering wheel is not mandatory.
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Just FYI, removing the steering wheel is not mandatory.
How? All the DIY show the steering wheel being removed.
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Just FYI, removing the steering wheel is not mandatory.
How? All the DIY show the steering wheel being removed.
Removing the steering wheel gives you more space to work on but you don't have to remove it to access all the screws, considering the center bolt that holds the steering wheel on is a bit tough to torque since you will turn the wheels rightward.

Here is a picture taken when I installed the mp steering wheel. Note my steering wheel was still on the car and the controller was removed.
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Just FYI, removing the steering wheel is not mandatory.
How? All the DIY show the steering wheel being removed.
Removing the steering wheel gives you more space to work on but you don't have to remove it to access all the screws, considering the center bolt that holds the steering wheel on is a bit tough to torque since you will turn the wheels rightward.

Here is a picture taken when I installed the mp steering wheel. Note my steering wheel was still on the car and the controller was removed.
Sorry forgot to upload the picture
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Hello All,

Here is a DIY on how I installed the Red M1/M2 Buttons
Its pretty simple just need some patience with the button tabs.


Here are the tools I used

16 mm socket
Torx T20 socket
Impact gun
Electronics phillips screwdriver
Electronics flat head or tiny pick


I'm assuming you know how to remove the airbag

Start Here

Remove the 16 mm bolt with a impact or ratchet.
Then the two connectors.
Pay attention to the postion of this alignment indicator for reinstallation
Thank you for this thread and your posts. This made the install so simple. I did the whole thing without taking out the steering wheel.
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[SIZE="3"]Hello All,[/size]

[SIZE="3"]Here is a DIY on how I installed the Red M1/M2 Buttons
Its pretty simple just need some patience with the button tabs.[/size]

[SIZE="4"]Here are the tools I used

16 mm socket
Torx T20 socket
Impact gun
Electronics phillips screwdriver
Electronics flat head or tiny pick [/size]

[SIZE="3"]I'm assuming you know how to remove the airbag

Start Here[/size]
[SIZE="3"]Remove the 16 mm bolt with a impact or ratchet.
Then the two connectors.
Pay attention to the postion of this alignment indicator for reinstallation[/size]
Thank you for this thread and your posts. This made the install so simple. I did the whole thing without taking out the steering wheel.
Awesome glad I could help.
Cheers
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Originally Posted by HKMP7 View Post
[SIZE="3"]Hello All,[/size]

[SIZE="3"]Here is a DIY on how I installed the Red M1/M2 Buttons
Its pretty simple just need some patience with the button tabs.[/size]

[SIZE="4"]Here are the tools I used

16 mm socket
Torx T20 socket
Impact gun
Electronics phillips screwdriver
Electronics flat head or tiny pick [/size]

[SIZE="3"]I'm assuming you know how to remove the airbag

Start Here[/size]
[SIZE="3"]Remove the 16 mm bolt with a impact or ratchet.
Then the two connectors.
Pay attention to the postion of this alignment indicator for reinstallation[/size]
Thank you for this thread and your posts. This made the install so simple. I did the whole thing without taking out the steering wheel.
Any details on how to do this without removing the steering wheel/airbag?
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Thanks for this thread! it was on the money. my buttons look great. I got them from Mod Bargains.
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Just wanted to say a huge thank you to the OP for this guide!

Hardest part was removing the airbag, but a couple of YouTube videos helped with that.

Thanks to this thread I just changed my buttons, but to the blue ones from IND.
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