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Engine START/STOP Button Cover -- Where to buy?

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Engine START/STOP Button Cover -- Where to buy?

Vehicle: 2014 BMW X3 (F25)

I'm looking for a replacement Engine Start/Stop Push Button Cover (without OFF Button) in RED. I've only ever found a suitable replacement on eBay or Amazon ALL shipping from China but i'm not interested in a 2 month delivery time. Is there any place within North America, ideally within Canada, i can order such button cover to obtain it in a reasonable amount of time? If YOU have a used one (in excellent condition) i'd be happy to buy from you direct.

Old button cover specs:

height: 45/64" (17.88 mm)
upper width: 63/64" (25.16 mm)
bottom width: 1-5/64" (27.39 mm)


Thanks

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for this kind of odd accessory, no retail store will carry it.
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In all honesty, it would be easier for you to remove the stock button and paint it red.
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Our esteemed member @nasa25 has a button wear issue a while back and did extensive research on replacement alternatives.

I’m sure he’ll chime in soon with button options.
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Before:

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Raw materials deployed:

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Finished product:

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Cost: $2.54 for the button, 28 cents worth of Krazy glue, labour of 2.5 minutes billed at $160/hr

Total cost = $9.49 Canadian currency
Re: Procurement, Life & RFD
nasa25: say you won it in a raffle. That's what I do with like 86% of my purchases
infinityloop: Lying to your SO seems like an unhealthy long term strategy
nasa25: lmao
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Came in to call out nasa25 and well, not disappointed.
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koffey wrote:
Aug 24th, 2018 11:34 am
Came in to call out nasa25 and well, not disappointed.
lol it took me 10 minutes to prepare that post. Hella pics to upload.
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nasa25: say you won it in a raffle. That's what I do with like 86% of my purchases
infinityloop: Lying to your SO seems like an unhealthy long term strategy
nasa25: lmao
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@nasa25. I am disappointed it cost that much. you could have used a shiny 1 cent penny (no longer in circulation) instead of that ultra pricey button.
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Is that a burberry jacket button?
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Word on the street is that the button was pilfered from one of Prince Charles’ Saville Row suits. I acquired it on the black market.

Nothing but the choicest of materials for my English chariot.
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Re: Procurement, Life & RFD
nasa25: say you won it in a raffle. That's what I do with like 86% of my purchases
infinityloop: Lying to your SO seems like an unhealthy long term strategy
nasa25: lmao
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booblehead wrote:
Aug 24th, 2018 11:47 am
@nasa25. I am disappointed it cost that much. you could have used a shiny 1 cent penny (no longer in circulation) instead of that ultra pricey button.
Labour rate kinda killed the deal. I know.
Re: Procurement, Life & RFD
nasa25: say you won it in a raffle. That's what I do with like 86% of my purchases
infinityloop: Lying to your SO seems like an unhealthy long term strategy
nasa25: lmao
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nasa25 wrote:
Aug 24th, 2018 12:35 pm
Labour rate kinda killed the deal. I know.
That is one sexy button...
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There you have it OP. Simply replace the Saville Row Burberry button with a red one. Boom! You’ll then have the red start button that you’ve been dreaming of.

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