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broholland 10-29-2009 09:01 PM

Trunk Toolbox Question.
 
The screw mechanism that locks the toolbox into it's upright position has magically snapped in half. As a result my toolbox hangs open like a ghetto-mobile. (I think it's from my subs hehe)

Does anyone by chance know the part number for this piece, or better yet how to find it?

occhis 10-29-2009 09:23 PM

Bought this item from Bimmerspecialist.com last year for $1.99. It's called BMW Trunk Tool Box Thumb Screw (71111179444)

jstover 10-30-2009 04:45 AM

It happens. Before ordering, make sure you can remove the broken piece. The nut is available separate also.

broholland 10-30-2009 10:27 PM

thank you!

broholland 10-30-2009 10:36 PM

$9 ****ed me on shipping.

540 M-Sport 10-30-2009 11:04 PM

Yeah, little stuff you should simply patronize your local dealer.

wilkaumo 09-17-2011 11:08 PM

e39, broken thumb screw
 
Like Broholland, the thumb screw snapped in half. Got the parts, the thumb screw and matching nut-just in case. Any suggestions on how to remove the broken thumb screw, which is captive in the tray, and replace it with the new one?
Thanks!

Bailey228 09-18-2011 03:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wilkaumo (Post 6324920)
Like Broholland, the thumb screw snapped in half. Got the parts, the thumb screw and matching nut-just in case. Any suggestions on how to remove the broken thumb screw, which is captive in the tray, and replace it with the new one?
Thanks!

You can remove the broken piece of the thumb screw by simply starting a self tapping screw into it. Then slowly remove the self tapping screw and the broken piece will turn out with the friction of the screw.

You can remove the 'nut' by squeezing the square sections and pulling.

Hope this helps... Glenn

wilkaumo 09-18-2011 03:40 PM

Thanks, Glenn!
 
Self-tapping screw! what a terrific idea!
Any hint about how to remove the captive thumb screw from the tray?
Thanks, again!
wilkaumo

ztitans1 01-27-2013 10:29 PM

I have the same problem. It is embarrassing when you open the trunk lid (which won't stay open) and this tool box thing swings down. The tools have all fallen out and are rolling around in my trunk.

JaakkoK 06-30-2013 09:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wilkaumo (Post 6325912)
Self-tapping screw! what a terrific idea!
Any hint about how to remove the captive thumb screw from the tray?
Thanks, again!
wilkaumo

The top part of the thumb screw has a shallow thread of it's own, even if it's not obvious to the eye. You have to look closely and press the edge of the holder down a bit for this thread to bite. Then you can unscrew the thumb screw.

JaakkoK 07-01-2013 04:13 AM

BTW, I woudn't recommend messing with regular screws. The only thing it did for me was to push the broken head further into the hole. Get a set of broken screw extractor heads and drill it out with one of those.

z168 07-01-2013 07:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jaakkok (Post 7683459)
btw, i woudn't recommend messing with regular screws. The only thing it did for me was to push the broken head further into the hole. Get a set of broken screw extractor heads and drill it out with one of those.

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