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RED push to start button

Bought a red cover for the push to start button off of Amazon. I was kind of worried about the quality because there was only 1 picture so I wasn't sure about how the colour would look in real life. Surprisingly it got delivered relatively quick (came all the way from China) and the quality is better than I expected. It wasn't a floppy sticker decal it was actually a sturdy piece, and it says its made of aluminum which made it super easy to install.
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Is it just a sticker, though? I mean, like glued in place? Its not a replacement for the button?


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It's basically an aluminum cap with 3M tape on the back but the fit is so perfect that it honestly looks OEM. Here's the link:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NPHKZ5D..._MVy1Cb8PJA7YC

I looked into replacing with an actual red button but the cheapest I could find was around $200.
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Why replace the button when you can overlay the color you want and get the EXACT same result?

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Does the back lighting show through it?


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Why replace the button when you can overlay the color you want and get the EXACT same result?
Its definitely NOT the exact same result. I would absolutely prefer a new button over a stuck-on cover. But this seems like a high enough quality option that most people would never notice a difference.


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Does the back lighting show through it?


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The red light for the text does not shine through but there is a cutout for the indicator light that shows the yellow/green light
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Its definitely NOT the exact same result. I would absolutely prefer a new button over a stuck-on cover. But this seems like a high enough quality option that most people would never notice a difference.
Please enlighten me as to why it is not the same result? The buttons are identical from Subaru...it is only the color face that is different. What am I missing?

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So if the overlay doesnít allow the back lighting to show through.. itís not exactly the same result then, is it?


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Please enlighten me as to why it is not the same result? The buttons are identical from Subaru...it is only the color face that is different. What am I missing?
You are missing the quality difference between an entire chunk of plastic devoted to a task and a sticker.

I don't want a sticker on my ignition button. Some of you don't mind that. To each their own.


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