Retrofit Cupholders (half finished!)

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Re: Retrofit Cupholders (half finished!)

Post by paddy wright » Sat Nov 29, 2008 9:37 pm

piece of piss to fit- main dealer best place to buy.
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Re: Retrofit Cupholders (half finished!)

Post by BMW_Z4_Norway » Sun Nov 30, 2008 2:13 am

paddy wright wrote:piece of piss to fit- main dealer best place to buy.
But aren't they very expensive from the dealer? :P

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Re: Retrofit Cupholders (half finished!)

Post by jmillet » Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:45 pm

Sounds like you Euro folks whose Z4 comes sans cupholder want them and many of us NA owners think they are a useless POS. They break very easily and rattle incessantly. After deleting the CDV the next thing I got rid of was the cupholders.
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Re: Retrofit Cupholders (half finished!)

Post by *AL* » Wed Dec 03, 2008 6:18 pm

Interesting, i don't think i'll bother. :thumbsdown:
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Re: Retrofit Cupholders (half finished!)

Post by mmm-five » Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:29 pm

Found some more pictures of this retrofit...

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Re: Retrofit Cupholders (half finished!)

Post by Frederik » Sun Dec 14, 2008 10:19 pm

BMW_Z4_Norway - have a look at www.gsbildeler.no - they seem to be NOK350 a piece.

Anyone tried the 'Cleanbag' that goes on the back of the seats? Looks like it offers much more storage than nets, while being more accessible when driving?
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Post by Piero Bembo » Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:06 am

Thanks Wondermike & mmm-five. It really was that easy.
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Re: Retrofit Cupholders (half finished!)

Post by cj10jeeper » Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:17 am

Fitted them about 2 weeks ago and a great and simple retrofit. Cost £18.36 +VAT each from the dealer to supply.

The one thing that I have not seen referenced (other than in mmm-fives guide) and is the cause of all the rattles is that the cup holder has to be fastened to the underside of the air vent with a torx screw. Once correctly located and locked in it becomes a single unit.

The screws did not come with the cups and my dealer kindly pointed it out and chucked them in.
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Re: Retrofit Cupholders (half finished!)

Post by mmm-five » Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:31 pm

cj10jeeper wrote:Fitted them about 2 weeks ago and a great and simple retrofit. Cost £18.36 +VAT each from the dealer to supply.

The one thing that I have not seen referenced (other than in mmm-fives guide) and is the cause of all the rattles is that the cup holder has to be fastened to the underside of the air vent with a torx screw. Once correctly located and locked in it becomes a single unit.

The screws did not come with the cups and my dealer kindly pointed it out and chucked them in.
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I got the screws with mine, in their own little baggie inside the box.

When I originally fitted them I didn't put the screw in, as it was just a trial fit. However after a few opens & closes it came of it's track at the back and I could no longer open the cupholder. This meant that I had no access to the lower front screw to get the thing out. It took me a good few minutes of fiddling (and messing with the cupholder too :oops: ) to get enough grip on the cupholder to 'force' it out.

That's when I realised what the 'spare' screws in the box were for :headbang:
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Re: Retrofit Cupholders (half finished!)

Post by MarkW » Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:28 pm

Bought and fitted these last week. Great instructions - a piece of cake to fit.

Haven't had a cup to hold yet though.
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Re: Retrofit Cupholders (half finished!)

Post by mmm-five » Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:04 pm

MarkW wrote:Haven't had a cup to hold yet though.
Me neither, but I have used them to carry 1/1.5L bottles of water.
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Re: Retrofit Cupholders (half finished!)

Post by Breaker » Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:28 pm

Going to order some Friday. :thumbsup:
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Re: Retrofit Cupholders (half finished!)

Post by jamesdean » Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:32 pm

me too I think... got a little shopping list in fact - mainly thanks to z4-forum... i just wish you could buy it all online cheaper... it would be so nice!!!
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Re: Retrofit Cupholders (half finished!)

Post by Smokin » Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:06 pm

Mine work fine--you have to close the lever part snug up to the cup, remove the cup, close one more click. Snug as a bug (salesman showed me that trick-he had a Z4).
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