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      07-26-2013, 09:20 PM   #1
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taking apart cic idrive controller... solved..

i have the controller removed from the car and i am trying to take it apart so i can attempt to clean it from a spill that made the menu button really sticky.

Im trying to split the casing but its getting caught on the knob. Does the knob simply pull up like i heard that it does on the ccc controllers?

Im trying to take it apart along the red arrows but the knob is keeping it from pulling off. any ideas???


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nevermind.... solved it....
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nevermind.... solved it....
Bud, make a DIY and stick it in DIY threads.
It may help some others.
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I think ill do that over the weekend. The menu button is still a little sticky from a spill
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      08-02-2013, 03:53 AM   #5
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Hey, I had the exact problem. Previous owner spilled coffee into the cic controller on our way to the insurance company to change ownerships of the car. I drove and tested it 30 minutes before and everything was fine, got in the car after getting ownership and noticed a nasty AXE spray smell which he used to cover up his coffee smell.

Two days later, I guess the coffee ate some parts of the circuit board in the controller and I can no longer scroll down or up. Menu button was stuck like a rock. Only half the controller illuminated.

I got to the part where you got stuck, I gave up and just sprayed electronic contact cleaner into it for an hour and drying it and doing it again. I then poured rubbing alcohol all over it and used a credit card to clean all stains.

**I brought it to a dealership and told them its messed up, they found no signs of spills and covered it. What a relief! Didn't want to pay $500 to fix it after paying for the car!

**PS. You don't need to take off the knob if you already took off the button covers. Just spray and clean 100% on the button covers, thin playing cards + alcohol worked wonders for me. I even used a hose and sprayed the crap out of it. In the end, it actually worked. I didn't think it was going to work since nothing ever works out for me.
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I recently bought a CIC controller that had some broken buttons. I took it apart and cleaned out the dust, but those buttons still don't work. Any suggestions on what else I can try? Thanks.
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nevermind.... solved it....
how..im at the exact same spot as you. i dont want to pull it out like ccc controllers and break it but cant figure it out... thanks in advance!
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my control knob in my 2006 330i is sticky.....doesn't always work properly and I get spotty movement when I press down to select something.

How can I get this resolved?
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