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Old 08-31-2004, 06:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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what is under that plate?

I'm thinking of installing cupholders into it. any tips for pulling it out?
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what is under that plate?

I'm thinking of installing cupholders into it. any tips for pulling it out?
DONT RUIN PERFECTION!! GRRR

They arent made for cupholders cuz you arent suppose to drink and drive hahah or eat and drive for tha matter, suppose to enjoy the car
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Originally posted by Maz+Sep 1 2004, 04:32 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Maz @ Sep 1 2004, 04:32 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-cherokeekid@Sep 1 2004, 03:30 PM
what is under that plate?

I'm thinking of installing cupholders into it. any tips for pulling it out?
DONT RUIN PERFECTION!! GRRR

They arent made for cupholders cuz you arent suppose to drink and drive hahah or eat and drive for tha matter, suppose to enjoy the car [/b][/quote]
Ok I have kids so anyways................


is there anything under that plate

and BTW how is a giant fake piece of wood perfection?
it would have been perfect if it had a cupholder!
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i don't think its fake wood its real wood with a high gloss finish

in my house I enjoy my cherry furnitures wood grain and rich patina and
in my bmw I enjoy the splendid walnut grain and subtle classiness
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what is under that plate?

I'm thinking of installing cupholders into it. any tips for pulling it out?

DONT RUIN PERFECTION!! GRRR

They arent made for cupholders cuz you arent suppose to drink and drive hahah or eat and drive for tha matter, suppose to enjoy the car
Ok I have kids so anyways................


is there anything under that plate

and BTW how is a giant fake piece of wood perfection?
it would have been perfect if it had a cupholder!
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your gearshift is down there. Dont put cupholders there, I will castrate you.

Anyway, thats REAL FSCKING WOOD! its just laminated.
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Ok I haven't had a bmw long, but I've had a few vehicles and driven over 10,000.....





What is the deal with the cup holders!?!? Obviously you are not in Seattle where it is overcast and depressing 300 days a year thus requiring coffee on a regular basis. On top of that you an rarely go more than 35 mph even on the freeway which is hardly "driving"

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What's this american obsession with having cup holders in the car all about - Even Euro cars are trying to emulate now, every bloody flap you pull down or lid you lift there is a fking cup holder there. How can you throw a car round high speed bends with a cup of cawfee stuck in every one of the car's orifices?

PS - I don't know if the US e39 manual says different to the UK but mine says they are CAN holders not CUP holders - but then the germans are more likely to be driving around with a can of Heineken than a frappucino I guess.
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after seeing a cup/can holder from a specialty site that someone had posted that was made from aluminum and cost $35, i saw this at my local parts store made by Bell. same principle tuck the toothed tongue in up under the console. I think they are actually designed to slip in along the the window groove and hang on the door.

I bought one tried it out on the drivers side. Removing the bell sticker was a bugger ended up peeling and then using wd 40 to disolve the glue and paper left behind. as you can see i bought another one for the passengers side and have yet to remove sticker.
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What's this american obsession with having cup holders in the car all about - Even Euro cars are trying to emulate now, every bloody flap you pull down or lid you lift there is a fking cup holder there. How can you throw a car round high speed bends with a cup of cawfee stuck in every one of the car's orifices?

PS - I don't know if the US e39 manual says different to the UK but mine says they are CAN holders not CUP holders - but then the germans are more likely to be driving around with a can of Heineken than a frappucino I guess.
That's just it I'm usually going about 25 mph in a straight line, I work right near Microsoft and the direction I go is apparently the one everyone uses. I've just never seen such disgust for a cupholder before.

The other thing is going around a corner I'd rather have it in a holder than in my hand or worse......between my legs!!

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To each his own, I am still curious.. what is under there, is there a "better" way to remove that piece so I can at least look?
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