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Old 03-09-2012, 01:11 PM
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Stuck Ashtray/Coin Holder Door

I've been using my "ashtray" (the small covered compartment by the iDrive controller) to store coins, and now it looks like a coin has gotten lodged in the cover mechanism and is preventing the cover from opening more than an about an inch. I would appreciate any advice on getting the door opened without having to go to the dealer. Thanks.
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:39 PM
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Long needle nosed pliers (angled) and a good flashlight.

Seriously.

Then search for previous threads which have the part number of the storage insert for the ashtray. Goes a long way in getting coins stuck.

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Old 03-09-2012, 02:09 PM
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This should help...

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That was it!
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