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    Opening switch housing?

    After installing Illium bar backs on my 2017 RT, none of the switches on the right bar (mode, central locking, engine start) are functioning. I assume something has come unplugged or disconnected inside the housing but I don't see an obvious way of opening the housing. Anybody know how to open the switch housing? Other ideas on what the issue could be?

    Thanks!

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    Are you sure the plug is inserted the whole way at the bottom of the housing. You should hear a positive click when it is seated. The black cable is a bit of a pain to get it to snap in. Been here and wore this T shirt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LFarling View Post
    Are you sure the plug is inserted the whole way at the bottom of the housing. You should hear a positive click when it is seated. The black cable is a bit of a pain to get it to snap in. Been here and wore this T shirt.
    The cable going to the throttle section had come out - when I didn't have it plugged in all the way I got a check engine light. That light is off now so I assumed I have it fully seated. I checked again just now and definitely heard and felt a snap this time but still no joy. I'll try disconnecting and reconnecting the battery tomorrow.
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    Ok, so there's a recessed screw in the housing but I can't see what type of screw head it has. I assume it's a torx but my torx bits aren't long enough to reach it. Per the parts list I found on-line, the part number is 61 31 7 683 119.

    Anyone have a reference that describes the head so I can be sure I get something that fits?

    Thanks some more!

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    Part is listed as a "flanged cap screw"...lots o' help, right??

    https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/sho...00#61317683119
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    Part is listed as a "flanged cap screw"...lots o' help, right??

    https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/sho...00#61317683119
    Yep - that's the same drawing I found and it's where I got the part number.

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    The screw is aTorx #8. Finally got the housing apart today and found a small plug unplugged, plugged him in and everything is now working!

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    You might also wish to keep an eye on the temperature sensor that is plugged into the right hand side air intake near front forks. In the course of removing body panels I have had this sensor become dislodged. It is easy to plug back into position, but is also easy to bump loose.

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