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Installation of Crystal Series Products.

  •  Tech-savvy users can install the products themselves.
  •  No major components have to be removed from the vehicle during installation.
  •  If you are unsure if you can do it, watch the videos.
  •  Let an independent BMW workshop do the job if you think it looks too difficult. 

Installation Videos & Installation Instructions.

Printed installation instructions are provided with the products. The level of difficulty for the installation is measured on a scale from 1 to 5, where 1 is very easy and 5 is more difficult.

WARNING! Disconnect negative wire for vehicle battery/batteries* before starting installation!

Multimedia Controller Knob

Installation instruction (PDF)*
Installation time: 15 min  Difficulty: 2  

Start/Stop Button

Installation instruction (PDF)

Installation time: 5 min  Difficulty: 1 Satisfying result!

Gear Shift Knob

Installation instruction (PDF)

Installation time: 15 min  Difficulty: 3  

* Warning! For vehicles with plug-in-hybrid or mild hybrid (48V) battery systems, these systems must be disabled before the 12V battery/batteries can be disconnected. Therefore, only authorized workshops are permitted to perform installations for these vehicles!

Installation Instructions Update.

*July 22, 2020: Please ignore printed instructions for Multimedia Controller Knob and follow instructions in link instead!
As some customers have suggested, it may be easier not to unplug the ribbon cable, so we adopted this in the instructions.

*August 26, 2020: New recommendations from the manufacturer were issued, detailing that vehicle batteries must be disconnected before installation of all Crystal Series products, not just the Crystal Gear Shift Knob. This is to minimize the risk of faults occurring. It's  enough to disconnect the negative wire. The positive wire can stay connected.

*August 28, 2020: When installing the Start/Stop Button, it is recommended that you let the sticky rubber set for about 5 minutes after you have attached and formed it, before trying to pull out the original start button. This will make the material stronger. If this does not work either, you can heat up the original start button slightly with a hairdryer set on Low before attaching the rubber.

Compatibility Update.

August 28, 2020: Gear Shift Knob lights. Your BMW was shipped from the factory with the base gear lever with just one light (the P button). Our product uses the available voltage primarily to power the model logo with a bright white light. If there is sufficient voltage for the P button, it will light up with a dimmed orange light, but this will depend on model and equipment level. (If you were to install BMW:s crystal gear lever, only the P button would light up, not the model logo.)