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Old 01-17-2012, 06:50 PM
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OMG. I thought I was the only one that had this problem. I guess not I lost a dime somewhere between the middle console and never ever land.. oh well.. my car will be worth market value plus 10 cents...
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:57 AM
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Just took my car in for its first service, and asked them to fix my stuck ashtray (yup, I put coins in there). They said it's not covered by warranty and would have to disassemble the console which would cost me, so I told them forget it I'll just take care of it. Any suggestions on the best way to fix it? I just fixed my own plasma TV and washing machine so I'm not letting a damn ashtray get the best of me. I heard someone say screwdriver and pliers, but not sure how that would work. It opens up about an inch or less before it catches. Pretty good chance it was one of those dollar coins from the car wash. Just not sure exactly where the offending coin is. Vertically in the gap on the right side maybe?

Like many others here, I just prefer to put any change from drive thrus, car washes (touchless wand-type of course), etc in the ashtray. Way handier to have it there and I don't like having lots of things in my pocket. Plus even though meters take credit cards, it's a hell of a lot faster to throw a couple quarters in for a quick stop.

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Old 05-23-2012, 08:07 AM
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Any suggestions on the best way to fix it?
do a barrel roll !

but do it counter clockwise
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:08 AM
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Mine jammed as well - took the dealer's tech an hour plus to get it to close again. Thanks for posting where to find the "coin holder" insert. Just ordered it.
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:14 AM
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:08 AM
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Mine jammed as well - took the dealer's tech an hour plus to get it to close again. Thanks for posting where to find the "coin holder" insert. Just ordered it.
The coin insert works great, however, I recommend one minor improvement: put a folded piece of electrical tape on the edge of the tray on the hinge side to extend its height by about a quarter inch. This will give a bit more protection from coins falling through. It has worked well for me, so far, as long as I don't overload the tray.
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:45 AM
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I found the below photo showing the coin holder (Part No. 51-16-9-213-657) next to the ash tray. $16 delivered from www.getbmwparts.com.

This is now pricing out for me at $8.24 for the part and $14.95!!!! for Standard Ground Shipping.
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:15 AM
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The coin insert works great, however, I recommend one minor improvement: put a folded piece of electrical tape on the edge of the tray on the hinge side to extend its height by about a quarter inch. This will give a bit more protection from coins falling through. It has worked well for me, so far, as long as I don't overload the tray.
What I did was took a piece if velcro, stick the hook side onto the back of the felt side, cut to length. Stuck it on the outside of the ash tray on the top, door hinge side. It seem to prevent the coins from sliding in between the door and the ash tray.
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:26 AM
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Select the $7.95 shipping version - small USPS box
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Old 05-23-2012, 12:16 PM
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Select the $7.95 shipping version - small USPS box
I thought the the "standard ground" default would be the cheapest, and didn't see the $7.95 option. Duh.
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Old 05-23-2012, 05:29 PM
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First of all don't use much cash. Like many of you did, also had a jam in the early part of the relationship. Used forceps to retrieve the dime. Thought about the problem and came up with two solutions: 1) It's a BMW 5er what the H*** are small coins doing in here?, so only quarters and dollar coins go in the space, smalls go into pocket and get dumped in flower pot when home. 2) got a small piece of medium density filter foam cut to fit the area -still using the ash insert [refuse to pay same or more for shipping as price of item on anything]- and stick it to the underside of the lid with double stick tape low enough to prevent anything from getting into the gap, just in case second driver messes up.
Coins stand on edge, don't fall or rattle. Eh, it works for me.
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:20 AM
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Old 06-10-2012, 12:34 PM
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Ashtray stuck

Use a baker's icing spatula to open - it's flat, long enough and won't damage the panel - nor cost $200-400 in service repair from the dealer!
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Old 06-10-2012, 01:36 PM
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Old 06-10-2012, 03:11 PM
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BMW makes a coin holder tray insert that replaces the ashtray. Part # 51-16-9-213-657

Somewhere there is a post indicating where to drill a small hole in this replacement tray so that ambient light from inside the console shines in it. If I can locate it later I will post a link to this thread.
Can you locate the thread about where to drill the hole for ambient light? Many thanks...
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Old 06-10-2012, 03:30 PM
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Change from McDonalds
Hahahaha

I actually get a ten dollar roll of quarters from the bank and keep it in the car. All other loose change goes in my pocket or a tip jar. Can't stand the jingling change.
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Old 06-14-2012, 10:50 AM
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Had this same problem with my '11 I picked up a few weeks ago. I was supposed to go to the dealer to get this done buy after reading this thread I gave it a go.

Not sure how much change some have pulled out but I removed a total of 19 quarters and 3 dimes- thought it was a penny or something but whoever had the car before me really packed it in. Thanks all for the suggestions, I used a plastic card and curved tweezers.

Don't know who keeps saying these cars are expensive to drive, I just made over $5
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:18 AM
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coins in ashtray

I also had the same problem, very frustraiting.
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:45 AM
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Before I buy this...

...the ashtray is the perfect place to stow my garage door opener (my stupid building has an opener that's impossible to program into the car's built in opener, sigh) except that the ashtray is just barely big enough for the remote to fit and I feel like I'm going to break something when I close the lid.

The coin tray replaces the ashtray rather than fitting inside it right? And it looks like it would have a little more room since it is just a plain container and the ashttray bottom isn't completely flat. Is the coin tray any deeper than the ashtray?
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:37 AM
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This thread just reminded me that I still haven't fixed my ashtray. Guess I need to see if I own a bakers spatula.
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:31 AM
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Before I buy this...

...the ashtray is the perfect place to stow my garage door opener (my stupid building has an opener that's impossible to program into the car's built in opener, sigh) except that the ashtray is just barely big enough for the remote to fit and I feel like I'm going to break something when I close the lid.

The coin tray replaces the ashtray rather than fitting inside it right? And it looks like it would have a little more room since it is just a plain container and the ashttray bottom isn't completely flat. Is the coin tray any deeper than the ashtray?
Yes, it replaces it. No, it's not deeper.
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:50 AM
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I just buy a cheap neoprene small camera case, the ones with a zipper closure and use that to hold my coins and slip that into the lower door compartment. The neoprene absorbs the coin movement so you never hear any rattle when driving.

Something like this: http://www.amazon.com/Case-Logic-TBC...pd_sim_sbs_p_9
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Not sure why anyone would throw loose change anywhere to rattle around while driving -- that would drive me crazy. Glad you got it resolved.
I hate rattles. In fact I hate them more than large key FOBs!
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I guess I'm just not a "coin" person, find no need to keep loose change in the car. Still, I don't know how those coins don't jostle and vibrate against each other while driving
I have a small plastic bag (the kind that seal at the end) and I keep quarters for parking meters in it, and the bag stays in the center console. I never hear the coins rattle.
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:57 AM
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I found the below photo showing the coin holder (Part No. 51-16-9-213-657) next to the ash tray. $16 delivered from www.getbmwparts.com.

Just FYI. the part number supplied above is now coming back with a response that getbmwparts can't guarantee that this will fit in the F-10. I went ahead and ordered anyway.
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