Is your BMW cruise control not working? The problem may be the switch. Learn how to replace the BMW cruise control switch.

Before replacing the cruise control switch on a BMW, we recommend reading the fault codes to confirm the issue.

What you will need

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  • BMW Cruise Control Switch
  • Mechanic Toolset Metric
  • Torx Socket Set
  • Torque Wrench


  1. Disconnect the negative terminal from the battery located in the trunk.
  2. Remove the airbag from the driver’s steering wheel. Detailed instructions on replacing the BMW airbag and steering wheel can be found here.
  3. Remove the steering wheel.
  4. Pull up the plastic trim cover away to access the cruise control cruise control
  5. Remove two Torx screws that hold the cruise control stalk arm on the steering column switch unit. bmw cruise control switch replacement diy
  6. Reinstall in reverse order. If the steering wheel isn’t reinstalled in the same location, you may need to calibrate the steering angle sensor.

If your cruise control has stopped working, the problem could be the switch itself. Before replacing any parts, diagnose BMW cruise control problems by reading the fault codes first.

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