Originally Posted by FrankoQ
I reinstalled everything. I just left the trim out and did not screw the radio.
Once programming was completed, I did all screws and trim pieces.
Glad to hear the instructions helped.
Argh - I should have left the trim out as well
I was driving around and everything was working great... until I went to turn on my heated seat and saw that it wasn't lit up. I missed a connection when I was putting it all back together, so I started taking the dash apart again and went a little too quickly and snapped the plastic clip on the passenger side of the dash trim (the black plastic on the back of the trim that holds the silver nail-like piece). I got the heated seats connected and then ran to Safeway for some epoxy to fix that trim clip issue
So I spent $280 on the MOST kit + $2 epoxy glue, this is definitely a great DIY for saving $200 on dealership labor.
My iPod is currently showing the BMW logo on it, so I think I'm good to go for some dealership retrofit programming this week