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Complete random question from someone that has just acquired a Z3.

Is there some trick place that I can find the owners manual stored in the car ? I know it comes in a black pouch ) see pictures online) however it looks like it would take up all the glove box - is it stored in a little cubby somewhere or behind a seat etc where I have missed it ?

2000 Z3 - Australian delivered.
 

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In addition to the several manuals taking up the space in the glove compartment, their weight contributes to the deformation of the supporting box and causes a "smile" gap and looseness in the lid. I keep my heavy zipper case full of manuals in the storage compartment that extends across the top of the rear console behind the seats.
 

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Thanks guys for the heads up. I am afraid I don't have the storage bin between the seats, there is a fixed top panel and a speaker mounted in the panel between the seats in my car.

I've noticed the net in the passenger foot well and thought it was a bit of an odd bit of storage, it has limited use and is not particularly convenient or aesthetically pleasing when items are stored in there, however a black manual pouch makes sense and it would blend wit the existing trim and not clash like CD cases and other multi-coloured bits.

So ... you have answered my question.... the manual is gone walk-about and is not lurking in the car waiting for me to buy a replacement and then jump out !!! :)
 

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I found a .pdf of a 2000 Z3 owners manual, but for LHD, part # 01 41 0 155 149 - it's just over 2mb. If that would be of any use, email me and I'll send it as the reply. ... manuals going on a walk-about... what's this world coming to?? ;-)
 

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... I've noticed the net in the passenger foot well and thought it was a bit of an odd bit of storage, it has limited use and is not particularly convenient or aesthetically pleasing when items are stored in there, however a black manual pouch makes sense and it would blend wit the existing trim and not clash like CD cases and other multi-coloured bits...
Sounds like your car has a subwoofer where mine has a storage area.
I bought the accessory footwell net, but it seems more suited to short term holding of thin lightweight maps, rather than storage of a thick heavy case of manuals. I don't think the manual case would fit well, and might stretch the net and make it sag.
 

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if you store in the "boot" as i did, suggest putting it in waterproof bag. the "boot" often leaks as mine did, and ruins the manual {as mine did}.
 

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Facelift cars don't suffer from the trunk lid 3rd brakelight issue. The way water enters the trunk is after a poor top install.
 
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