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Old 02-18-2005, 12:35 PM
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Going to replace the rear cupholder... Any tips?

my old one broke and i just got the new cupholder today.

My dealer said it was a 2.5 hour install job to install the cupholder!
I asked him for directions because i wanted to do it bymyself and he told me that "they dont give out directions for public use"

So anyways, going to attempt the install tongiht, any tips?
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Old 02-18-2005, 01:10 PM
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I think you can access some of the screws for it from the storage compartment.

Pull open the storage compartment lid and pull out the compartment box. You should have full view of the area from there.
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Old 02-18-2005, 01:46 PM
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I think you have to remove the console to do this. Here are some instructions:

http://x5world.net/console_removal.htm or Section J of this document
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Old 02-18-2005, 02:18 PM
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Just finished, pretty much had to take apart the entire rear councel to get the damn thing think out, but overall a good install.

Dealer wanted 2.5 hours/$250
I did it in 35 min/Free
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Old 02-18-2005, 02:31 PM
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Just finished, pretty much had to take apart the entire rear councel to get the damn thing think out, but overall a good install.

Dealer wanted 2.5 hours/$250
I did it in 35 min/Free
Can you post instructions so others can do it too? Better yet, send it to UCrewX5 so he can post it on x5world.com.
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Old 02-18-2005, 02:50 PM
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Dealer wanted 2.5 hours/$250
I did it in 35 min/Free
Gd job, Kman.
What a surprise that the Stlr wanted 2.5hrs and $250,
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