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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 06-19-2011, 07:29 PM
salsolo salsolo is offline
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Front ashtray won't open

Does the front ashtray work electronically/mechanically, or is it a basic "spring and latch" device?
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:42 PM
SoCaLE39 SoCaLE39 is offline
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Push it towards the dash.
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Old 06-20-2011, 05:51 PM
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It doesn't open as it should when pushed, trying to understand how it operates before forcing it open.
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Old 06-20-2011, 06:38 PM
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Purely mechanical. I had a similar issue a while back when the cigarette lighter popped open with the ashtray closed. I just wiggled it and got a screwdriver behind the edge and popped it open. Good luck
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Old 06-20-2011, 06:42 PM
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Thank you.
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Old 06-21-2011, 07:56 AM
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You can remove that cover by placing both hands flat on it and sliding it towards you. I have a bad habit of putting pens right there and they always get stuck in that opening. I just pop the cover off and get them out.
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Old 03-17-2013, 03:32 PM
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Thanks

Wow thanks for saving me a couple of hundred bucks. I slid a thin knife into the slot and pushed back the lighter that was in the ashtray and it opened! Thanks for posting this!
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Old 04-28-2014, 08:45 AM
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I am having this issue but the dealer says the spring either became detached or broke. Does anyone know how to remove the ashtray?
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