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wjjklj 02-07-2013 10:22 PM

Cup Holders are terrible
 
Anyone that had a E65/E66 think the cup holders in the F01/F02 are terrible? Anybody find a insert or something that actually holds your cup? I turned out of the driveway today and dumped my whole cup of coffee. They don't hold a cup and are not deep enough. Not sure what BMW was thinking on this one. Probably my only gripe on the car so far.

rajeek 02-07-2013 10:58 PM

They hold my cups ok. I don't like the placement cause they block the climate controls with cups installed.

al7oot 02-08-2013 03:18 AM

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Originally Posted by wjjklj (Post 7367399)
Anyone that had a E65/E66 think the cup holders in the F01/F02 are terrible? Anybody find a insert or something that actually holds your cup? I turned out of the driveway today and dumped my whole cup of coffee. They don't hold a cup and are not deep enough. Not sure what BMW was thinking on this one. Probably my only gripe on the car so far.

I had E65 and now I have F02 and YES I do hate the cup holders in my F02. sometimes the when I close it and open it again it's stuck ( Replaced by the dealer on warranty )

Leslierc 02-08-2013 04:56 AM

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Originally Posted by wjjklj (Post 7367399)
Anyone that had a E65/E66 think the cup holders in the F01/F02 are terrible? Anybody find a insert or something that actually holds your cup? I turned out of the driveway today and dumped my whole cup of coffee. They don't hold a cup and are not deep enough. Not sure what BMW was thinking on this one. Probably my only gripe on the car so far.

There is an insert that supports 2 cups. Otherwise, it's just a big rectangular space. Are you saying that even with the insert your cup falls over?

wjjklj 02-08-2013 11:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Leslierc (Post 7367672)
There is an insert that supports 2 cups. Otherwise, it's just a big rectangular space. Are you saying that even with the insert your cup falls over?

My insert is just a flat piece of rubber...nothing to hold the cup. I will take a picture. Is yours different than what I describe?

Tuesday 02-08-2013 12:07 PM

lol....see post #14 in this thread - what does your cup-holder look like? If it looks like the second pic, you're missing the actual cup-holder.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=588491

al7oot 02-08-2013 12:27 PM

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Originally Posted by wjjklj (Post 7368408)
My insert is just a flat piece of rubber...nothing to hold the cup. I will take a picture. Is yours different than what I describe?

you are missing part number 7 in the picture

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...79&hg=51&fg=35

Leslierc 02-08-2013 01:34 PM

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Originally Posted by wjjklj (Post 7368408)
My insert is just a flat piece of rubber...nothing to hold the cup. I will take a picture. Is yours different than what I describe?

Sometimes dealers leave that insert in a compartment in the trunk. Otherwise, call the dealer and just tell them it's missing.

ChrisF01 02-08-2013 01:49 PM

Dumb question how do you remove it to clean it? I had a Carmel frap and it incidentally leaked down there, and I don't want to break it when removing it to clean it. :dunno:

wjjklj 02-08-2013 03:06 PM

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Originally Posted by al7oot (Post 7368530)
you are missing part number 7 in the picture

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...79&hg=51&fg=35

Yes, I am missing that part! No wonder why my cup holders are so terrible. Lol. Thanks everyone who chimed in on this.

Leslierc 02-08-2013 03:07 PM

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Originally Posted by ChrisF02 (Post 7368708)
Dumb question how do you remove it to clean it? I had a Carmel frap and it incidentally leaked down there, and I don't want to break it when removing it to clean it. :dunno:

It just pops out...grasp firmly and pull gently.

Bimmer750LI 02-08-2013 05:34 PM

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Originally Posted by wjjklj (Post 7368886)
Yes, I am missing that part! No wonder why my cup holders are so terrible. Lol. Thanks everyone who chimed in on this.

LOL - you thought your cup holder was a cup holder without the cup holder:rofl:

wjjklj 02-08-2013 05:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Bimmer750LI (Post 7369198)
LOL - you thought your cup holder was a cup holder without the cup holder:rofl:

Exactly

Bimmer750LI 02-08-2013 05:57 PM

Are you going to try those 128's on your F?

wjjklj 02-12-2013 09:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Bimmer750LI (Post 7369243)
Are you going to try those 128's on your F?

No they won't fit. I sold them last week. Looking for a new set of wheels now. Not digging the style 252.

ChrisF01 02-12-2013 10:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Leslierc (Post 7368890)
It just pops out...grasp firmly and pull gently.

Thanks! I tried gently when I spilled, and didnt want to rip it out and break it.

I actually threw it in my trunk, we lack a lot of interior cubby space, so now I have a large space for my drink plus cell and keys. I dont drive like a crazy person in this car so my stuff keeps the drink in place.

wjjklj 02-13-2013 07:31 PM

Took car to the dealer today. They are getting me a cup holder insert. $12 part.

mlad1101 02-13-2013 09:07 PM

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Originally Posted by ChrisF02 (Post 7378008)
Thanks! I tried gently when I spilled, and didnt want to rip it out and break it.

I actually threw it in my trunk, we lack a lot of interior cubby space, so now I have a large space for my drink plus cell and keys. I dont drive like a crazy person in this car so my stuff keeps the drink in place.

Not sure if you know, left side of the steering wheel, the is a mini glove box compartment for more storage.

sdadept 02-14-2013 09:25 PM

I hate the cup holders as well. If they hadn't at least had the crappy ones they have I wouldn't have even bought the car. Having my coffee on the way to the office in the morning while I commute is just too important to me.

wjjklj 02-14-2013 10:48 PM

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Originally Posted by sdadept (Post 7382284)
I hate the cup holders as well. If they hadn't at least had the crappy ones they have I wouldn't have even bought the car. Having my coffee on the way to the office in the morning while I commute is just too important to me.

I agree and loved the ones on my E65. They had nice metal sliding covers when not in use and held cups great...never a spill. I liked the drawered compartments for storage better also but everything else is better.

sdadept 02-15-2013 10:43 PM

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Originally Posted by wjjklj (Post 7382387)
I agree and loved the ones on my E65. They had nice metal sliding covers when not in use and held cups great...never a spill. I liked the drawered compartments for storage better also but everything else is better.

I completely agree! I liked the cup holders in my 2003 745i much better as well as the middle storage much better. Everything else is better on my 2012 750li though.


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