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      05-26-2012, 08:56 AM   #58
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Originally Posted by Llando88 View Post
Apologies if I missed it, but is it mandatory to remove the upper trim piece before levering off the light switch assembly? The video on the ECS web site seems to show it is not, but I'm not 100% certain that applies to an '09 E92?
You don't have to remove the vent trim but I chose to do it because I have full leather interior and didn't want to use the leather trim as the leverage point to pry the switch out. Removing the vent trim lets you just grab a hold of the light switch and wiggle it out. Also if you notice on the top of the light switch is a lip that hooks under the upper trim. Removing the upper trim will make it easier (at least for me). Either way will work.

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