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Old 11-25-2009, 06:02 PM
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Coffee spill in 2003 Z4. was damage done?

I stopped and got some coffee tonight. After buckling up, I picked the coffee up which was on my drivers seat to try and put it in the Ultimate Cupholder on the passenger side flooring and the cup of coffee hit the bottom of my steering wheel. The lid popped off and about 12oz of coffee spilt on my shift boot and into the plastic gap below the Emergency Brake Hand Lever. It went all the way up to the level of the Power Locks button and Hazard Light button. I'm assuming it seeped down between the plastic coverings through the small gaps. Is there anything under there that it can damage? Or is there anything i should do? Thanks
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Old 11-26-2009, 05:13 AM
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Oh no!!!

You is now a total loss! Time to part it out.
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Old 11-26-2009, 10:39 AM
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You is now a total loss!
Sober posts only please
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Old 11-26-2009, 10:44 AM
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Most people would bypass the internet posting step and just disassemble the console (easy enough to do) and clean/dry it out.
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Old 11-26-2009, 02:22 PM
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Unfortunately, I don't know how to Disassemble the console. Do you know of a good DIY guide for it? or a simple explanation would work.
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Old 11-27-2009, 12:56 AM
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You have to start at the back I am afraid.

Alternatively, remove the gear lever and see how far you get from that hole:



The rear scres are behind the cicles there:





Front screws (behind pad as well):



Rear removed to be able to hinge the front part out:

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Old 11-27-2009, 02:58 AM
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Kind of a different way to ask for advice....... Oh I'd better be careful here or I'll get another PM
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Old 11-27-2009, 05:53 AM
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Depending on how much got in there I'd check the air bag control unit's connection. Last photo where the section of carpet is cut - it's bolted down in there. Mine had gotten moisture at the connection, It doesn't take much , and I had to replace it - lots of weird stuff started to happen several days later.
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Old 11-27-2009, 06:03 AM
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Unfortunately, I don't know how to Disassemble the console. Do you know of a good DIY guide for it? or a simple explanation would work.
Get the TIS guide off ebay. Just search for "BMW TIS" and you should get several listings for the CDs. This is a good repair manual.
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Old 11-27-2009, 01:49 PM
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Just remove the switches, shift boot and ebrake boot and clean it up.
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