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X1 E84 (2011 - current)
The new to the US BMW X1 will arrive at BMW dealers in the fall of 2012 as a 2013 model year. Get your X1 28i with either sDrive (RWD) or xDrive (AWD) or get the US exclusive I6 N55 powered X1 35i dDrive.

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Old 03-14-2014, 10:08 AM
Poot Klopp Poot Klopp is offline
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Hello, new to the forums here. Anyone ever install the 51162991863 part that is referenced above? I spoke with a parts manager at local BMW dealer. He said it would be ordered from Germany and only cost like $6. He was not sure if that would be the right part.
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Old 03-14-2014, 12:05 PM
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Hello, new to the forums here. Anyone ever install the 51162991863 part that is referenced above? I spoke with a parts manager at local BMW dealer. He said it would be ordered from Germany and only cost like $6. He was not sure if that would be the right part.
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You want #3 in the following diagram:

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...38&hg=51&fg=35

It just snaps in after you've removed the useless cradle.
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Old 04-06-2014, 05:51 PM
Vlade Divac Vlade Divac is offline
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Here are a few additional tips and close-up photos from my removal project today. There were a few gray areas in this thread that I hope will be clarified here:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=763409
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Old 04-08-2014, 01:36 PM
ctski1 ctski1 is offline
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I have the adapter for my 4S and my X3. The pluses are:

Improved phone reception via the car's attenna
Better iTunes interface
Frees up your USB port

The negatives are

$250
Requires removal of your iPhone cover (no matter how thin it is)
All other functions are available via white USB cord

I think it is waste of money and I won't get one for my 5S.
In addition to the above, the cradle connection allows the iPhone to display content such as pics and vids from your phone!! This is a very cool feature!
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Old 07-11-2014, 05:35 PM
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The plastic panel facing the rear seat with the lighter.
I used a plastic bike tire "iron" to pry the back panel off.
Moving the top cushion forward is important.
I used a small nail set to pop the pin left.
The cable plastic connectors were the most annoying.
30 min. max. thanx to Bimmerfest.


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Old 07-17-2014, 01:57 PM
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Thanks Hen49, I followed those instructions and it literaly took me about 5 minutes from start to finish.


2013 X1 35i
2011 X3 35i
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Old 08-03-2014, 05:10 PM
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How safely remove phone cradle.

1. Move forward front seats to max. Easy 10min job. I use 2 flathead screwdriver mid & small.
2. Start right bottom of back panel center console (with cigarette lighter).
3. Release snap clips (vertical grove) there are 3 clips on both side.
4. Slide forward the center armrest.
5. Pull back panel center console upward.
6. From right side push axle-pin.
7. From left side pull pin like 4 inch don't remove it.
8. Open cubby and remove phone cradle.
9. Reverse process.
Done.
One more cover hole inside cubby use thin cardboard or plastic + super glue.

Maybe some made few pics and better description how remove back panel of center console.
It took me over an hour, but mainly because I struggled on disconnecting the wires. Removing the back cover was no problem using a flat screwdriver to start the process. I used a nail set and a mallet hammer to start pushing the axle pin toward the drivers seat.

Removing the blue/pink cable was no problem since the release lever was fairly obvious. Removing the pink/black cable was difficult until I found that I had to remove the pink cover in the photo below. I pried it out with a flat screwdriver. The release is under this cover.

 photo DSC_0801.jpg

The larger black connector requires releasing a locking arm. In the photo below, it's shown partially open. Just push the slotted arm down to release it.

 photo DSC_0802.jpg

Good luck,

Cliff
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Old 08-04-2014, 04:09 PM
Robocheme Robocheme is offline
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Rotherd31,

Here are the pics you asked for. The first is of the back cover removed.

 photo DSC_0337.jpg

This is a pic of the console with the back cover removed.

 photo DSC_0336.jpg

Another pic of the cover on the right side.

 photo DSC_0338.jpg

It's very easy. Just use some screwdrivers or some bicycle tire levers to pry the cover outwards on both sides and then pull it upwards. Even if you bend one of the arms on the cover, there are enough left over that it'll seat very snugly when you're done.

Cliff
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Old 08-05-2014, 11:27 AM
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Cliff:

Thanks much for the pics! They were of great help. Seeing how they attached and their direction of attachment made it a piece of cake. All done and tucked back in. Also ordered the small inside plastic cover plate today. Appreciate your help! Dick
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Old 08-06-2014, 04:43 PM
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I will eventually get rid of the cradle thanks to the HOW TO on this thread as BMW wont remove here. Just another case of them not interested in going outside the Square.
Having the suitable 4s, I'm not prepared to pay for the Adaptor.
For the time being I have Taped Up the Cradle so when I open it doesn't have to be lifted also. You still cant put much in there because the Cradle takes up so much space.
My 4s has weatherproof cover and as Robocheme said, would have to be taken off before using in Adaptor/Cradle.
My original charging cable that came with the phone fits with the cover on. I got a Car Charger Cable for the car and it wont fit with the cover on. OK off.
The Smart Phone/Accessory People, BMW and Others must leave their thinking brain at the door sometimes when it comes to mixing/matching products.
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Old 08-09-2014, 05:58 PM
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Thanks to everyone for the valuable info in this thread. Got the job done in 15" without much fuss.
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Old 08-10-2014, 08:23 AM
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Thanks everyone who contributed to this thread with directions and pic's. I took my time (half hour) and removed the phone cradle (useless) w/o any problems. I'm loving the xtra storage room!!
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Old 08-13-2014, 04:09 AM
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FYI: The part number for the small plastic cover is correct. It took six days shipped from Germany. $8.16. Snaps in and done! Dick
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