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Old 11-07-2004, 11:34 AM
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E39 Rear Cupholder Installation?

Hi All,

I searched this forum: "OEM cupholder installation"; no luck.

I bought OEM rear cupholders for my E39 Touring, but am at a loss on how to remove the broken cupholders and install the new ones. Directions Pleeease!

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Old 11-07-2004, 02:15 PM
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Hi All,

I searched this forum: "OEM cupholder installation"; no luck.

I bought OEM rear cupholders for my E39 Touring, but am at a loss on how to remove the broken cupholders and install the new ones. Directions Pleeease!

TIA.
Mark
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Old 11-07-2004, 08:03 PM
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Heya crash,

Thank you for the pics

Do I have to have that tool (00 9 300 in the first pic) in order to remove the old cupholder? I am not mechanically inclined; can someone give me detailed instructions on how to do this?

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Old 11-08-2004, 04:33 PM
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Heya crash,

Thank you for the pics

Do I have to have that tool (00 9 300 in the first pic) in order to remove the old cupholder? I am not mechanically inclined; can someone give me detailed instructions on how to do this?

Thank You,
Mark
I dont use any tools at all to change them. I basically snatch the broken ones out after lifting up on the vent.
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Old 02-04-2011, 07:52 PM
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Rear cupholder woes

The 1998 528i that I just bought has an empty space where the rear cupholder was. I tried lifting the vent and inserting the new cupholder part (BMW 540i E39 CUP HOLDER 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 5 SERIES) but the bottom of the vent and cupholder don't seem to connect together. Do I need an additional plastic part to insert into the console that the cupholder part above fits into? Thanks
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Old 02-05-2011, 07:28 AM
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If it's the rear cupholder you need part number: 51168184520

Most people just replace the rear cupholders with the bin (http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...=STRK:MEWAX:IT) when the cupholders eventually break.

The cupholders should just pop out. There aren't any fasteners holding it in.
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Old 02-05-2011, 10:52 AM
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Tried it (using a little more force) and it worked beautifully!
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Old 03-01-2011, 11:41 PM
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Pretty easy for me, just pull on the arms (not too hard as to break them)
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:53 PM
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Does anybody know how to replace the front cup holders?
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Old 04-02-2011, 07:33 AM
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There are 2 screws holding the front. The arms must be open to get to the screws.

On a side note, my rear vents don't have temperature control! The air is always cold!! Is this what it is supposed be??
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Hi guys,

I don't have the cup holders in the rear, I have a little shelf.
I want to install them, can I buy the following and will it fit in?

http://www.pelicanparts.com/cgi-bin/...0Each%20%20%20
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Old 06-30-2012, 06:55 PM
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Hi guys,

I don't have the cup holders in the rear, I have a little shelf.
I want to install them, can I buy the following and will it fit in?

http://www.pelicanparts.com/cgi-bin/...0Each%20%20%20
Same question; I too have that little shelf pocket and am wondering if the factory rear cupholders would fit there instead?
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