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      02-04-2017, 07:54 PM   #89
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I tackled the removal of the drive mode switch today and took some pics to help others.

There's different ways to tackle it, here is what I did:



I removed the DCT cover using a card and non-scratch interior trim tools:


I mounted a card and trim tool in the location circled below:





like this...








The drive mode switch has an 'elbow' on either side. I used my trim tool to pry it upwards and unit popped out.




After this you'll need to unclip the connector on the drive switch panel - look for a tab on the connector, press it and pull the connector away from the panel.


Hope this helps
Any tips on replacing the sport comfort switch on the new switch which comes with the sport eco mode. Thanks !!!
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      02-04-2017, 08:35 PM   #90
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Any tips on replacing the sport comfort switch on the new switch which comes with the sport eco mode. Thanks !!!
Sure, it's very much like the OP said, an easy swap.
  1. Remove the top cover off the unit.
  2. Hold down the "sport" side of the rocker button.
  3. Using your thumb, pull the "eco" side of the rocker button upwards - it will come off with a bit of persuasion.
  4. To install the old rocker button literally align the rocker button over to where it should be and push down, it'll snap right in.




Here's a quick pic so you can see how it's mounted:





The pivot/fixing point is in the middle.
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      02-07-2017, 05:49 PM   #91
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Nope. The mod part has 2 or 3 extra pins.
Not from the research I did. I'm not saying I couldn't be wrong but I think I found images of the back of all of them and they were identical. Any chance you can confirm this?
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Ordered one off ebay, should be here in a couple of weeks, local dealerships asking over $260 AUD for the part!!
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      02-08-2017, 01:50 AM   #93
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Ordered one off ebay, should be here in a couple of weeks, local dealerships asking over $260 AUD for the part!!
They have probably clocked on to what we are all doing and inflated the price
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      02-08-2017, 02:22 AM   #94
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Ordered one off ebay, should be here in a couple of weeks, local dealerships asking over $260 AUD for the part!!
Got a link for RHD? I can just find used ones.
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      02-08-2017, 02:44 AM   #95
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Got a link for RHD? I can just find used ones.
Sorry, the one i'm getting is also used, although apparently 'like new'.

I did however get a quote for a RHD new one from CotswoldBMWMini who is a member on here from the UK. He was very helpful and was able to provide one at a cheaper price than locally, i just couldn't justify spending $200+ on a new switch in the end. Send him a PM and see what he can do for you.
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      02-08-2017, 08:17 PM   #96
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Sure, it's very much like the OP said, an easy swap.
  1. Remove the top cover off the unit.
  2. Hold down the "sport" side of the rocker button.
  3. Using your thumb, pull the "eco" side of the rocker button upwards - it will come off with a bit of persuasion.
  4. To install the old rocker button literally align the rocker button over to where it should be and push down, it'll snap right in.




Here's a quick pic so you can see how it's mounted:





The pivot/fixing point is in the middle.
Thanks again for the pointers. I finally installed the switch !
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      02-10-2017, 01:49 PM   #97
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Love the OEM look this solution has.
lol that's because it is OEM
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      02-10-2017, 03:06 PM   #98
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Sorry, the one i'm getting is also used, although apparently 'like new'.

I did however get a quote for a RHD new one from CotswoldBMWMini who is a member on here from the UK. He was very helpful and was able to provide one at a cheaper price than locally, i just couldn't justify spending $200+ on a new switch in the end. Send him a PM and see what he can do for you.
Does that 200 include shipping to AUS?
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Nope. The mod part has 2 or 3 extra pins.
Not from the research I did. I'm not saying I couldn't be wrong but I think I found images of the back of all of them and they were identical. Any chance you can confirm this?
The one on the left is the 'new' switch with the extra button. The one on the right is the 'old' original switch.
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      02-12-2017, 06:04 AM   #100
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Guys, I got the part as order from BMW, but after installing it I noticed mine says ECO PRO instead of comfort.

I clearly forgot to replace the switch, so now I have to go back to my carand do that as well...

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Anyone want to sell their original module (the one without the parking sensor button)? I'm thinking of mounting a volume control for my radar detector where the parking sensor button goes. But I'd need to disassemble the module and I'd hate to screw that up with only one on hand...
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      02-12-2017, 10:31 PM   #102
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Anyone want to sell their original module (the one without the parking sensor button)? I'm thinking of mounting a volume control for my radar detector where the parking sensor button goes. But I'd need to disassemble the module and I'd hate to screw that up with only one on hand...
yeah, you can have mine for $40 shipped. Car has 600miles on it so it's in perfect condition. Just PM me.
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      02-13-2017, 10:35 AM   #103
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Best $40 bucks spent on the car so far lol!
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Best $40 bucks spent on the car so far lol!
damn near life changing. i ended up spending 80 though. 120 for a brand new one and sold the old one for 40.

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I posted the link to eBay. $ 40 from Germany used but was in perfect condition.

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damn near life changing. i ended up spending 80 though. 120 for a brand new one and sold the old one for 40.

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      02-14-2017, 11:41 AM   #106
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I posted the link to eBay. $ 40 from Germany used but was in perfect condition.

They are sold out so I wasn't able to buy there

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The one on the left is the 'new' switch with the extra button. The one on the right is the 'old' original switch.
Thanks! I stand corrected.
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      02-19-2017, 10:36 PM   #108
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For those who doesn't have backup camera option installed from factory, I believe you only to wire 1 additional cable from the console switch to the ICM module to make the P button work.
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      02-20-2017, 04:11 AM   #109
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For those who doesn't have backup camera option installed from factory, I believe you only to wire 1 additional cable from the console switch to the ICM module to make the P button work.
Sounds simple when you say it quickly.
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Sounds simple when you say it quickly.
For those without backup camera from factory, unplug the console switch and check the wire plug if there is a cable for pin 1 *edited - as confirmed by post 135

If pin 1 is missing, then this is the missing wire. You need to make yourself a wire (something like 50-60cm), then route the cable from the console switch cable plug pin 1 to ICM (located under the iDrive controller area) cable plug pin 28

This is not something new and actually how F20 / F30 retrofit the Front PDC option (exchanging the console switch is part of the Front PDC retrofit) and it totally makes sense that F87 follows the same. You can find the official BMW retrofit guide here on page 10 which explains the steps with diagrams how retrofitting console switch is done (and forget the rest).

Now I speak it more slowly, hope it doesn't make it awfully complicated to prevent you from trying I don't own a M2 so I can't verify it unfortunately.

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