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The X Men 04-07-2013 06:34 AM

Where to store loose change in the X3
 
I notice the X3 does not have a coin holder or an ash tray, just wondering where do you guys keep the loose change for parking meter and such.

Want the Thrill 04-07-2013 12:07 PM

You can keep it in the cup holder inserts. They came with the X3 back in 2011. Don't know if they still include them as standard. Here is a link:

http://x3.xbimmers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=527588

pharding 04-07-2013 02:26 PM

Or go to the Container Store and get something that fits in the center arm rest storage compartment.

Red_X3 04-07-2013 02:54 PM

I pulled the removable cup holders and put them in the base of the drivers side door panel. I drop my loose change into them and find it easy to grab change as needed.

Bmwlvr60 04-07-2013 06:05 PM

Have a pouch in the the center armrest.

I do like the idea of putting a container in the base of the driver's side door panel. We use our cup holders for cups.

02420X3 04-07-2013 08:04 PM

I rarely need change. For tolls I have a transponder. For parking meters I have my pocket. If I had more of a need then I would move one of the cupholder inserts that are rattling around in the glovebox into a cupholder.

96_Impreza 04-07-2013 08:33 PM

We learned, accidentally, that the cig lighter outlet in the front console will swallow coins and blow its fuse.

wpattison 04-08-2013 06:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 96_Impreza (Post 7502412)
We learned, accidentally, that the cig lighter outlet in the front console will swallow coins and blow its fuse.

This has been an issue for years, dare I say decades, with BMW. On one hand they are innovators and can change alot, and on the other hand suffer from age old issues without addressing them. :dunno:

bimmernut1 04-08-2013 09:57 AM

I don't why they did not put one in the X3. There's plenty of space in the side door pocket. My 2003 BMW M5 has a coin dispenser built into the side pocket that fits flush and can rotate outward. Holds like 10 of each, quarters, dimes, nickels. They dispense one at a time. Pretty handy and organized.

nyc2012 04-08-2013 01:55 PM

Just put a little glass bottle in your glove box.

wavewuver 04-08-2013 06:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wpattison (Post 7502918)
This has been an issue for years, dare I say decades, with BMW. On one hand they are innovators and can change alot, and on the other hand suffer from age old issues without addressing them. :dunno:

My 1995 325i had a neat coin dispenser built into the center console. BMW knows how to do it, they choose not to.


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