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i want to remove the tiptronic switches from the steering wheel to paint them silver to match the rest of the plastic parts. before i start prying with a screwdriver anybody done this before and can tell me what to watch out for? i have just spent about an hour looking in "search" but cant find anything (lots of other interesting stuff though)...loren/ toolpants? (you guys have always been very helpfull. thanks :notworthy: )

thanks in advance

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I was able to get to the switches when I was installing the stalk for the OBD on my 99. If you follow those instructions (I think they are on the boxster section by Tool Pants), there will be a point where the switches are easy to remove. From memory, after removing the airbag, and disconnecting the connector for the switches, they can be removed. Maybe easy to remove the steering wheel at that point and bring to a well lit place where you can comfortably see how they pop off. Looks like a good idea, post some pics when done.


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thanks izzy...sounds a bit complicated though. i thought i would just be able to "pry" them off!!

if i do go ahead ill post some pics...i have done alot of the plastic parts in silver. not the porsche arctic silver but a high chrome silver which i think is just a little bit more more brilliant than the artic silver, rather complicated to apply though... i made the mistake of applying high gloss clear laquer, it looks real good but i dicovered if you leave the silver in its original "satin" look the parts look as if they are made of metal, but i had allready done so many parts that i didnt want to start again cos some were such a pain to remove... im going to be manufacturing some silver carbon interior parts soon...just to see how it looks.

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