Retrofit cupholders

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Retrofit cupholders

Post by jamesdean » Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:58 pm

Fitted mine this evening and made a new how-to in a printable A4 PDF form here:

http://jamesdean.at/z4_cupholders_web.pdf

Was a doddle, thanks for everyone's help here, don't know what I'd do with out it :D
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Re: Retrofit cupholders

Post by mmm-five » Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:00 pm

Oooh, you've got a bit of nasty scratching by your rubber grommet!

I just bought spare grommets at the same time and then removed the original with a pair of tweezers.
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Re: Retrofit cupholders

Post by MarkW » Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:04 pm

I'm missing a grommet... where did you get them from?

Must be one of the easiest 'mods' to do :)
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Re: Retrofit cupholders

Post by jamesdean » Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:06 pm

Yeah :( Although you really can't see it when they're back in place (trusty macro lens bought it up nicely though). Tweezers are a great idea in hindsight!!
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Re: Retrofit cupholders

Post by Breaker » Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:17 pm

Nice write-up. Fitted mine this evening. I too have a slight mark on my grommet!! Hidden it though! :P
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Post by mmm-five » Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:21 pm

MarkW wrote:I'm missing a grommet... where did you get them from?

Must be one of the easiest 'mods' to do :)
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Post by MrGringo » Sat Apr 25, 2009 12:46 pm

Having just fitted mine this morning, I wish I'd read this better first and ordered the rubber grommets at the same time as the cupholders. They were hard to get off without damaging them so will be ordering some replacements soon. I used jamesdeans guide and it was very helpful - thanks!
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Post by Ian_Mac » Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:44 pm

Nice little write up there James, it's on my list of things to do
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Re: Retrofit cupholders

Post by jmillet » Mon May 11, 2009 6:48 pm

Why would anyone want to install these useless cupholders. All North American Z4s are equipped with cupholders. Maybe we should organize a cupholder exchange program between the Colonies and GB. You send us your blanking plates and we'll send you our useless cupholders :thumbsup:
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Re: Retrofit cupholders

Post by mmm-five » Mon May 11, 2009 6:51 pm

jmillet wrote:Why would anyone want to install these useless cupholders. All North American Z4s are equipped with cupholders. Maybe we should organize a cupholder exchange program between the Colonies and GB. You send us your blanking plates and we'll send you our useless cupholders :thumbsup:
How about we send you European-sized beverage receptacles to replace the gallon buckets you seem to use for coffee :P
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Re: Retrofit cupholders

Post by T2FFN » Sat May 23, 2009 8:53 pm

mmm-five wrote:
jmillet wrote:Why would anyone want to install these useless cupholders. All North American Z4s are equipped with cupholders. Maybe we should organize a cupholder exchange program between the Colonies and GB. You send us your blanking plates and we'll send you our useless cupholders :thumbsup:
How about we send you European-sized beverage receptacles to replace the gallon buckets you seem to use for coffee :P
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Re: Retrofit cupholders

Post by rob davey » Fri May 29, 2009 10:34 am

jamesdean wrote:Fitted mine this evening and made a new how-to in a printable A4 PDF form here:

http://jamesdean.at/z4_cupholders_web.pdf

Was a doddle, thanks for everyone's help here, don't know what I'd do with out it :D
thanks for the detail this is great - it only taked 5 mins a side with the info to hand!
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Re: Retrofit cupholders

Post by petach » Tue Mar 16, 2010 7:56 am

Link appears to be broken. Am using mac safari or firefox but page will not appear. Is it just me ?
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Re: Retrofit cupholders

Post by gannet » Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:05 am

petach wrote:Link appears to be broken. Am using mac safari or firefox but page will not appear. Is it just me ?
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nope it has gone :(

but it was very similar to this thread with the instructions in : Cup holders

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Re: Retrofit cupholders

Post by AlanJ » Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:36 am

jmillet wrote:Why would anyone want to install these useless cupholders. All North American Z4s are equipped with cupholders. Maybe we should organize a cupholder exchange program between the Colonies and GB. You send us your blanking plates and we'll send you our useless cupholders :thumbsup:
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