BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > E90/E92 M3 Technical Topics > Coding / ConnectedDrive / Audio-Video / Electronics / Bluetooth / I-Drive & Nav
 
BPM Sport
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      11-28-2011, 10:14 PM   #1
kylejason
Registered
1
Rep
1
Posts

 
Drives: bmw 335i
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: usa

iTrader: (0)

Question Cleaning IDrive, push buttons are sticking

Dose anyone know how to remove the Round IDrive and clean the buttons, I spilled some tea on the buttons and they keep sticking when I push them.
Thanks
Appreciate 0
      11-29-2011, 04:26 PM   #2
1sikbmr
Brigadier General
1sikbmr's Avatar
46
Rep
3,283
Posts

 
Drives: E90 M3 6MT
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: New York

iTrader: (14)

you can just pull up on the wheel it pops right out. Removing the button portion is a little more tricky because you have to remove the entire panel there to get it up.
__________________

E90 ///M3 6MT Atlantis Blue - Fox red #TEAMMODE
ESS VT1-550|Volk TE37|Recaro|STOPTECH|Ohlins R/T|Mode Carbon GT4 Lip|Umnitza V4 |Agency Power/Sosi/ACM Test Pipes|BMW PSW V1|
Appreciate 0
      04-19-2012, 09:03 AM   #3
VtecforV8
Private First Class
1
Rep
118
Posts

 
Drives: 2010 E92 M3 6MT
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Northern VA

iTrader: (0)

Can the individual buttons be popped out once you remove the controller? My menu button is sticking like crazy. Would rather not have to buy a $208 replacement controller! Thanks for any help!!!
Appreciate 0
      08-18-2012, 06:59 AM   #4
Schalie
Registered
0
Rep
1
Posts

 
Drives: 118D (200 ps)
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Europe, the netherlands

iTrader: (0)

Sticky idrive botton

Quote:
Originally Posted by kylejason View Post
Dose anyone know how to remove the Round IDrive and clean the buttons, I spilled some tea on the buttons and they keep sticking when I push them.
Thanks
Hi, i had the same problem and i cleaned it with brake cleaner, just spry it in and push the button down and lift it up with a smal screwdriver do it a few times, and it is free again. Dont forget to clean the spoiled cleaner and use siliconsspray to make the buttons shine again. And the problem is solved.
Appreciate 0
      08-19-2012, 09:27 AM   #5
mdosu
Banned
No_Country
119
Rep
8,517
Posts

 
Drives: Double Vanos'd Civic-M3
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: San Francisco

iTrader: (6)

don't they have the PC keyboard cleaners you can use? And not the ones that just puff air...

http://www.amazon.com/3M-Keyboard-cl.../dp/B00006B7V9
Appreciate 0
      08-19-2012, 02:05 PM   #6
slvr530i
New Member
0
Rep
23
Posts

 
Drives: M3/530i
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Cupertino, CA

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2002 BMW 530i  [0.00]
2009 BMW M3  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by mdosu View Post
don't they have the PC keyboard cleaners you can use? And not the ones that just puff air...

http://www.amazon.com/3M-Keyboard-cl.../dp/B00006B7V9
+1. Brake cleaner is really too strong for this application, plus all the circuit connections in the controller. I would not use that.
Specific electronics cleaning solutions are available everywhere.. like this one
http://www.amazon.com/3M-Office-ELEC...+cleaner+spray
Appreciate 0
      08-19-2012, 08:29 PM   #7
kmarei
Major General
kmarei's Avatar
Egypt
130
Rep
6,481
Posts

 
Drives: 1988 E30 M3 Evo II
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Reston, VA

iTrader: (33)

Garage List
i've had a lot of success with alcohol to remove dried up coke stains
and that's the one you drink, not the one you snort
try a cotton bud dipped in alcohol and wipe all around the button and see if it helps
a can of compressed air also doesn't hurt
__________________
This user has been banned from the 4 series forum because he doesn't sing its merits like the admins want us all to

Appreciate 0
      08-20-2012, 01:19 AM   #8
JerryK73
Second Lieutenant
2
Rep
248
Posts

 
Drives: 2009 LeMans Blue Coupe
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: New Jersey/New Orleans/Houston

iTrader: (3)

You could also try using a cotton swab and Windex. Windex is very good at breaking down sugar molecules.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:52 PM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST