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My thing has fallen off !

Post by SeanConnor » Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:33 pm

My sunglasses holder will no longer shut. On closer inspection it appears as though the 'back bit' of the plastic catch has fallen off. I'm stumped as to where it has fallen and I am going to try to make a replacement. I have no idea what the original part looks like . Could someone please point me in the right direction ?

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Post by Truth » Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:59 pm

I bought two off an eBay seller when he bought a batch from BMW direct he was selling them for £10 originally so I bought two as mine was broken when I got mine. He no longer is selling them but this seller is.

https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Z4-E86-Sun ... Ciid%253A1

I will take some better photos when I’m home on Friday if u like.
Annoying as when urs is broken and u nail the old girl ur glasses get flung at u.
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Post by biojo » Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:52 pm

Im trying one of these if mine ever fails

http://www.mk-electronic.de/items/show/302HN08140

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Post by SeanConnor » Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:19 am

Thanks Chaps,

looks like the eBay seller is still selling them. Just ordered one .

Ta !
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Post by SeanConnor » Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:34 pm

"and u nail the old girl ur glasses get flung at u."



:rofl: :rofl:
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Post by SeanConnor » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:52 pm

Now have one, unfortunately it looks like the photo above ? It doesn't look like this

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showpar ... 1443427240

Could somebody please take a photo of one fitted ?

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Post by mmm-five » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:08 pm

I bought one a while ago to replace my broken one (spring had broken).

But despite making sure it worked outside the unit, it wouldn’t work once installed. Took it out a few times to check, and refitted it, but was never able to get it to clamp the cover shut.

Just superglued the compartment closed in the end, and keep the sunglasses in soft pouch in the centre console.
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Post by mcbeee » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:17 pm

I removed the SOS & Bluetooth button unit and replaced it with an "Oddments Storage compartment" , my sunglasses case fits in there just fine.
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Post by mmm-five » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:25 pm

SeanConnor wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:52 pm
Now have one, unfortunately it looks like the photo above ? It doesn't look like this

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showpar ... 1443427240

Could somebody please take a photo of one fitted ?

Thanks
RealOEM doesn’t show the release mechanism...only the whole sunglasses holder (over £200 I believe).

The photo/eBay link is for the little 15mm long close/release mechanism that replaces your original broken one.
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Post by SeanConnor » Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:21 pm

Ahh yes being silly I mistook the parts 3 and 6 for the sunglasses catch :oops:
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Post by SeanConnor » Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:37 pm

Well that was £20 wasted ! I fitted it and it didn't work. I then broke it removing it :-(

Can some kind coupe owner PLEASE take a quick snap of this thing fitted ?

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Post by 85genius » Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:56 pm

If its a pain in the arse Id do as mentioned and glue it shut then do what us e85 roadster owners do, buy an additional first aid box (you'll have one under your passenger seat) and fit under the drivers seat to store your sunnies for when you have the roof down and the sun is out... one going cheap here

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-E46-3-Se ... SwFJBZXipb

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Post by SeanConnor » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:39 pm

Yup thanks for that idea I do indeed have an empty box under the passenger's seat.
It's a bit of a faff though to get stuff out. I want to fix the thing not least because if I ever sell the car then a glued shut compartment isnt going to go down well.
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Post by SeanConnor » Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:26 pm

For anyone interested I fixed it. I put the first one in back-to front and it broke. Someone on the Facebook page posted a picture of it fitted. I goes in with the open 'prongs' facing the driver. I pushed it in (ooh errr missus) and made sure it was in the open (down) position. I then tried to close the hatch and it woul not latch :-(. I then lost any patience I had and forced the damed thing shut. I would then not open :-(. I prised it open with a redit card and voila it works :-) Seems that it needs to be firmly seated in the slot.
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