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Old 01-29-2019, 06:54 AM
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Question Storage for sunglasses

I just picked up my M40i last Friday and so far am loving it. Awesome car!

Anyway, on my previous car (435xi Gran Coupe) I used a visor clip to hold my sunglasses. I went to use the same clip on the X3 and the visor is much too thick and the clip just shoots off.

Does anyone have good storage options for sunglasses in the X3? Are there any visor clips that will fit over this chubby visor?

I know the little bin under the headlight controls can be used for this but I tend to put other stuff in there and don't really want my glasses getting scratched by the other stuff. Plus I don't really want them sliding/rattling around in there.

My current solution is to stick the visor clip to the side of the center console storage area using 3M command strips (the visor clip wire comes off). This works pretty well but it is more of a hassle to access the console and I'm not sure the 3M strips will handle summer heat.

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Old 01-29-2019, 08:51 AM
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I use the front section of the center console.
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Old 01-29-2019, 08:58 AM
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For clarification....I am referring to the ledge directly in front of the cup holders.
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Old 01-29-2019, 10:16 AM
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For clarification....I am referring to the ledge directly in front of the cup holders.
Put them in their case and store them under the front arm rest.

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Old 01-29-2019, 07:57 PM
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Look for the sunglass holder for the F30 to replace the driver's side GodAlmighty handle. The G01 X3 handle cross-references to all the Fxx BMWs, so any quality holder for the F30 will work:

They can be found on Amazon, ebay, several different types out there, but here is one on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/AnyCar-Glasse...BS9PCWW923089P

I bought off of an ebay seller in China, so it was a little cheaper but took longer to get here.

Here is a slightly different version:

https://www.amazon.com/S-WEKA-Glasse...XK52Z6TPTD1105
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Old 01-29-2019, 09:03 PM
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The storage compartment on the dash just under the foglight switch is supposed to be used for sunglasses, but I've never used it for that. I'm still not using it, although I might use it for change.

I bought a couple of these to hold sunglasses on the visor: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075JRRY9Q
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Old 01-30-2019, 07:49 AM
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Storage for sunglasses

Im kind of a sunglasses collector. Often my lenses coordinate with what Im wearing.

I just put a couple microfiber cloths in the arm rest compartment. Generally I have about 5 pairs of sunglasses in it wrapped in the cloths.

Doing so minimizes rattles which annoy me...
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I also keep spare glasses in glasses cases in the arm rest compartment.

But I eschew sunglasses, preferring to keep my iris color as deep a blue as I can - by sun exposure - keeping my pupil muscles capable of the smallest pupil as possible - by sun exposure. Small pupils are more capable of blocking UV from the eye interior and cause a greater depth of field.
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I also keep spare glasses in glasses cases in the arm rest compartment.

But I eschew sunglasses, preferring to keep my iris color as deep a blue as I can - by sun exposure - keeping my pupil muscles capable of the smallest pupil as possible - by sun exposure. Small pupils are more capable of blocking UV from the eye interior and cause a greater depth of field.


Ironically, the Army made me soft. I never wore sunglasses until the Iraq invasion, now I have to wear them all the time. Same with my feet. As a kid and teen, I could walk on gravel barefoot. After decades of boots, not anymore.
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Old 01-30-2019, 09:13 AM
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Look for the sunglass holder for the F30 to replace the driver's side GodAlmighty handle. The G01 X3 handle cross-references to all the Fxx BMWs, so any quality holder for the F30 will work:

They can be found on Amazon, ebay, several different types out there, but here is one on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/AnyCar-Glasse...BS9PCWW923089P

I bought off of an ebay seller in China, so it was a little cheaper but took longer to get here.

Here is a slightly different version:

https://www.amazon.com/S-WEKA-Glasse...XK52Z6TPTD1105
Thank you for the info. I had seen those but did not know if they would fit or not. I may look into my options for that.
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The storage compartment on the dash just under the foglight switch is supposed to be used for sunglasses, but I've never used it for that. I'm still not using it, although I might use it for change.

I bought a couple of these to hold sunglasses on the visor: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075JRRY9Q
Do those clips stay on the visor well? I have a very similar one that I tried to put on the visor and the visor is way to thick for it. It just shoots off on its own.
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Thank you for the info. I had seen those but did not know if they would fit or not. I may look into my options for that.
I looked at REalOEM for a BMW part number for that for your car before my previous retort, to no avail.
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Do those clips stay on the visor well? I have a very similar one that I tried to put on the visor and the visor is way to thick for it. It just shoots off on its own.
While the visor is still a hair thick for that clip, that clip stays in place. It's a firm attachment, and I've never had it move or fall off. No self-sliding or shooting off.
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Thank you for the info. I had seen those but did not know if they would fit or not. I may look into my options for that.
Exx sunglassholders are out there as well, but they don't fit our cars. The Exx BMWs used a different spaced/mounted grabhandle than the Fxx/Gxx models, so just make sure that you get one for Fxx/Gxx models and you should be fine.

To verify, realOEM lists the driver's grabhandle for a G01 as 51167464443. That part crossreferences to the following BMWs according to realOEM:

1' F20 ***8195; (07/2010 02/2015)
1' F20 LCI ***8195; (05/2014 12/2018)
1' F21 ***8195; (07/2010 02/2015)
1' F21 LCI ***8195; (05/2014 12/2018)
3' F30 ***8195; (02/2011 01/2016)
3' F30 LCI ***8195; (09/2014 12/2018)
3' F80 M3 ***8195; (04/2012 06/2015)
3' F80 M3 LCI ***8195; (01/2015 10/2018)
3' G20 ***8195; (10/2017 10/2019)
3' F31 ***8195; (07/2011 07/2015)
3' F31 LCI ***8195; (09/2014 12/2018)
3' F34 GT ***8195; (07/2012 06/2016)
3' F34 GT LCI ***8195; (09/2015 01/2019)
3' F35 ***8195; (06/2011 08/2015)
3' F35 LCI ***8195; (01/2015 12/2018)
5' F10 ***8195; (01/2009 06/2013)
5' F10 LCI ***8195; (08/2012 10/2016)
5' F11 ***8195; (01/2009 06/2013)
5' F11 LCI ***8195; (08/2012 02/2017)
5' F18 ***8195; (08/2009 08/2013)
5' G30 ***8195; (10/2015 01/2019)
5' F90 M5 ***8195; (01/2016 12/2018)
5' G31 ***8195; (03/2016 12/2018)
5' G38 ***8195; (02/2016 12/2018)
6' G32 GT ***8195; (09/2016 01/2019)
7' G11 ***8195; (10/2014 12/2018)
7' G12 ***8195; (10/2014 01/2019)
X3 F25 ***8195; (06/2009 08/2017)
X3 G01 ***8195; (09/2016 01/2019)
X5 F15 ***8195; (08/2012 06/2018)
X5 M F85 ***8195; (04/2013 06/2018)
X5 G05 ***8195; (09/2017 10/2019)
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