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Old 11-29-2016, 06:47 PM
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Passenger side cup holder - trim piece

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So I am after the trim piece (cover) that goes over the passenger side cup holder. When I picked up my X3 this piece was missing. The cup holder itself is int here and works however there is no trim piece.

So I order item 51163420696 from FcpEuro however now that this time arrived its much bigger which makes me wonder what it's even for? It seems to cover that entire cup holder area..

Needless to say - is there such a part number or am I looking at a entire cup holder? Cause those bad boys are $200...

See my picture for reference of what I am looking for.
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Old 11-29-2016, 08:39 PM
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It looks like you ordered and received the blank that would replace the cup holder to fill the hole.

http://m.ebay.com/itm/BMW-E83-2003-2...%257Ciid%253A6

Go to a junkyard and get one cheap.

Or remove the cup holder and install the blank.

My passenger cup holder never gets used. People think it's fragile or will spill their drinks so they don't bother.
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Old 11-29-2016, 09:34 PM
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What Tim said.

Find a breaker and get the part used. I had that trim piece break off on mine, but I was able to just glue it back on. Good luck!
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Old 11-30-2016, 05:45 AM
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It looks like you ordered and received the blank that would replace the cup holder to fill the hole.

http://m.ebay.com/itm/BMW-E83-2003-2...%257Ciid%253A6

Go to a junkyard and get one cheap.

Or remove the cup holder and install the blank.

My passenger cup holder never gets used. People think it's fragile or will spill their drinks so they don't bother.
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What Tim said.

Find a breaker and get the part used. I had that trim piece break off on mine, but I was able to just glue it back on. Good luck!
Yah.. Junkyards around here don't have BMWs at all. They are rare and if they show up they are taken apart before it even makes it past the gates of the yard.. Shelling out $200 bones for a new one I won't do.. so not sure how I'm gonna tackle this one.

After doing some looking around you guys are right - I ordered the piece if there wasn't a cup holder. Find it strange that BMW even offers this considering then their would only be 1 cup holder up front.

The part number for the cup holder comes back for 2006-2010 X3's anyone aware if the earlier model ones fit and are the same thing? They look identical however part numbers are different.

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Old 11-30-2016, 08:20 AM
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Cheers all,

So I am after the trim piece (cover) that goes over the passenger side cup holder. When I picked up my X3 this piece was missing. The cup holder itself is int here and works however there is no trim piece.

So I order item 51163420696 from FcpEuro however now that this time arrived its much bigger which makes me wonder what it's even for? It seems to cover that entire cup holder area..

Needless to say - is there such a part number or am I looking at a entire cup holder? Cause those bad boys are $200...

See my picture for reference of what I am looking for.
The trim piece is a delete plate for the cup holder like everyone above me has said. The trim for the cup holder itself is only sold with the cup holder assembly. Our apologies for not being 100% clear on the usage of the part. I just updated the description to further detail what the piece is used for. If you need any help on returning please let us know.
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Old 11-30-2016, 08:58 AM
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Passenger side cup holder - trim piece

Thanks yah no ones fault I'll be initiating a return.

Can you tell me; does the part from a 05 X3 fit? It's a different part number it seems however the items look identical

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