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E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series E60 Sedan was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E61 wagon followed shortly there after. The E60/E61 5 series is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 03-10-2016, 02:30 PM
MZman MZman is offline
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Trunk storage question

I have a part in my trunk that I don't know the use for. It's part # 51477146050, "Divider Element, short". You can see it here:

http://*******/sx5XMV

It looks like it matches up to the tray with dividers under the trunk floor, but I can't figure out how to use it. Does anyone have a good description, or perhaps a picture of how it's used?

Also, I never noticed it before my dealer moved things around in the trunk during a service. Is there some natural place to store it?

Thanks very much for any assistance!_a__a2_
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Old 03-10-2016, 04:38 PM
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I have a part in my trunk that I don't know the use for. It's part # 51477146050, "Divider Element, short". You can see it here:

It looks like it matches up to the tray with dividers under the trunk floor, but I can't figure out how to use it. Does anyone have a good description, or perhaps a picture of how it's used?

Also, I never noticed it before my dealer moved things around in the trunk during a service. Is there some natural place to store it?

Thanks very much for any assistance!_a__a2_
RealOEM search says it's an E90/E91/E92 part, not for our big cars. Maybe the dealer/tech put it in the wrong car when cleaning up the piles on the floor... ? http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/part...&q=51477146050

I've got cargo dividers permanently attached to the underside of my rear floor panel, which mesh with the indentations in the tray underneath.. but nothing like this photo.
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/show...15#51477146050
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Old 03-10-2016, 04:42 PM
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I don't know why my original shortened link didn't correctly show up. Here's the link to RealOEM, where you can see it's an E61 part:

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/show...84#51477116736

I don't know how I messed up the part number on my original post. The correct part is highlighted in the link.

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Old 03-10-2016, 04:47 PM
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Here's a picture of the item on sale on eBay:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-OEM-E6...-/111887186581
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Ahh, that thing. I don't go into the forward storage compartment too often, but I got a photo for you - it divides the jumper cables from the tiedown straps.
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Old 03-11-2016, 01:37 PM
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Ahh, that thing. I don't go into the forward storage compartment too often, but I got a photo for you - it divides the jumper cables from the tiedown straps.
You absolutely rock! Thanks for taking the time to make a photo. I now put that piece back where it belongs. I wonder what the little notches are for? I suppose there might be additional dividers available for purchase. No need to reply unless you want... just wondering aloud.

I've never used the forward compartment. It's so shallow, I could never think of much to put in there. Since I have the rubber accessory mat covering it, I forget about it most of the time anyway.

Thanks for the info.
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You absolutely rock! Thanks for taking the time to make a photo. I now put that piece back where it belongs. I wonder what the little notches are for? I suppose there might be additional dividers available for purchase. No need to reply unless you want... just wondering aloud.

I've never used the forward compartment. It's so shallow, I could never think of much to put in there. Since I have the rubber accessory mat covering it, I forget about it most of the time anyway.

Thanks for the info.
Yeah, that's the "rarely used stuff" storage area in my car. The driver-side sidewall compartment (opposite the battery) is where I keep the other two tiedown ratchets, and I haven't needed the jumper cables or blanket yet. The easy-access rearmost compartment used to be for bags of groceries, but I don't use it too often these days. I've got a blue tarp stored in there, in case I'm hauling something dirty like mulch.
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