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Old 02-12-2013, 05:46 AM
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Originally Posted by jfxogara View Post
OK so my '11 335d is perfect in every other respect but it lacks an ashtray. And what's the point of a long Sunday drive in the country without a cigar, right? Does anyone know what would be involved in retrofitting an ashtray?
The replacement of the bin with the ashtray is fairly straightforward, involving removing the shift knob and popping the center console up (simpler than it sounds). A hundred or so in parts for the tray and cover.

The cost gets stupid when you try to match the skin on the ashtray cover to the trim skin on your center console. A new set is >>$100, because you can't get just the ashtray lid skin alone. Best bet is to go looking for the parts on eBay.

Once you have the parts in hand, perhaps 30 - 60 minutes on the morning of the nice Sunday drive.

EDIT: Had one too many zeros in the skin cost.
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