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Removal of console storage bin

Discussion in 'E39 (1997-2003)' started by leland, May 26, 2009.

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    I bought a cupholder that installs in the storage bin under the arm rest. The plastic insert in the console should pop out, but it doesn't. The instructions say that if it doesn't come out from the front that I get it out by taking the park brake level cover loose and reach it from behind the bin, but it still will not let loose. Any ideas on how to get it out without breaking it?
    To add insult to the situation - the instructions say it's a 2 minute job.
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    It is strictly a friction fit.

    Need to pull out (it is a hard pull) - try on one edge then the other - or as it mentions try getting to the back through the brake gater.

    If necessary you can pull the rear cup holder, lift the air ducts then release the arm rest and get in that way.

    Jim Cash

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