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This is for people who want a red starter button, but don't want to pay £45+ for the entire assembly. It fits all 370z's.

Well, it arrived from China today. I knew it was coming, so I'd already removed the starter button assembly from the dashboard and dismantled it (the longest part of the procedure).

Very well packaged - jiffy bag, cardboard box and polythene bag. It also contained a piece of clear plastic, to help with unclipping the parts of your button assembly (but I'd already done that...

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Here is a link to the current supplier - AliExpress Link  Currently (March 2021) it's £7.93. It was sent by air and took 10 days to get to me.

Here's a link to a nice, clear video of how to get started by removing the button from your dashboard - YouTube Link

 

HOW TO...

1. Remove the starter button from the dashboard (using plastic tools to avoid scratching the soft plastics). I started with the lower lug, located at 'south east' as you look at the starter. The second lug is located at 'north west'...

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2. Mark the top/bottom, to avoid mistakes when re-assembling...

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3. With the help of a small. flat-bladed screwdriver gently insert some pieces of thin plastic (I used a yogurt pot) between the black and brown plastics, to relase the brown lugs. You can now remove the brown piece...

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4. The flexible white inner piece comes out easily...

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(YOU DO NOT NEED TO REMOVE THE SILVER OUTER BEZEL - I DID, BUT ONLY BECAUSE I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT I WAS DOING)

5. I bent a paper clip to make a hook, which I used to release one of the 2 small white plastic lugs inside the back of the button. This allowed the button to drop out of the front...

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6. The red button was a perfect match and re-assembly took only a couple of seconds...

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Hope this helps someone.

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Great write up with photos Chubbs.  

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1 hour ago, JohnFK said:

Do they do a blue one? Fancy one for the R....

No idea. Sorry.

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13 minutes ago, Loadmaster said:

Great write up with photos Chubbs.  

Many thanks. I forgot to mention that the red button doesn't have the word 'engine' on it. Just hope I don't forget what 'stop' & 'start' refer to, or I'll be right stuck, won't I?

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Nicely done mate! :clap:

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