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E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:55 AM
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Mein Auto: 1998 Z3 2.8L, Tundra
space in trunk

Can anyone tell me what (if anything) is supposed to be housed in the trunk space behind the tail light facia on my 98 Z3. The are two vertical rubber straps designed to secure whatever belongs in this space. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks, Birdhunter
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:23 AM
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A longish cut out in the rear end panel? A warning triangle.
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:17 AM
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The OE item is in a blue case that fits the recess. I got one on eBay like these:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Z3-WAR...item4d0a5d2c72
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Z3-War...-/180712386609
http://www.midlandbm.com/catalog/bmw...le-p-2830.html

There are aftermarket triangles but it's not clear if they fit the recess.
http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-Z3-2.5i...ior/ES1899475/
Or this one. I guess it's for more modern BMWs and Bavarian Auto is selling it for Z3s saying won't fit the tool kit in the trunk. But the tool kit is not the same thing as the recess.
http://www.bavauto.com/shop.asp
82 11 1 466 578 Safety Warning Triangle - Genuine BMW $25.95 ... will not fit in the factory tool kit. It comes in a black vinyl pouch that is approximately 20" x 5" x 1".

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Old 06-11-2013, 04:35 AM
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Vintage, Thanks for the information I would never have guessed that was the answer. It is great to have a venue like this. Thanks again! Birdhunter
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Old 06-11-2013, 05:10 AM
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If your Z3 is new to you, practice getting out and putting on the compact spare:
http://www.waycoolinc.com/z3/essenti...irechange.html
In this picture of the tool kit, the black handle on the cable should be stored in the recess above the 3:
http://www.waycoolinc.com/z3/essenti...re/toolkit.jpg
The two round items below the 3 are a 10 mm socket with a hole for the screwdriver, and a wheel lock nut if the car has wheel locks.
The 10 mm socket can be ordered from Bavarian Auto, P/N 71 11 1 181 418 in their Tool section, if missing. Also the wheel aligning pin, P/N 71 11 1 093 774, item 2 in the tool kit picture, an important aid in putting a wheel on the car.
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