If you find yourself constantly flipping it up and out of the way, why not just delete it altogether? Limits forward movement of the armrest when in use. Even Audi has finally dropped this stupid idea in their new A4s. Also blocks emergency flasher and door lock switches but is easily removed and replaced if necessary to get to the flasher button or otherwise not needed. Matching rear models also available. Has anybody else experienced this problem? Now works a charm every time and has done for 3 weeks. Frankly, if the cupholder were made to hold a big gulp, then it wouldn't hold a smaller cup as well. We know both of these frequently break.
Best of all, this simply repaces the cupholder insert, and snaps into place as a factory part should. Limited range to handle larger sizes. Still holds a bottle of water fine and lucks much better. The finish is good and they are a reasonable match for the stock wood. This cup holder is for the right side of your dashboard. Like you say, the E46 ones are not attractive.
Your technical expertise on even the minute details of building race cars is really impressive, and some I value greatly. Edited March 18, 2014 by klaxhu Great write up, well done for sharing. If this has happened to you, don't panic! I have the exact same problem he had. Uncliped the round piece at the top and you can slide the spring back in place and clicp the piece back inplace. The cupholders are absolutely useless! Again, relies on a relatively low positioning and tends to be top heavy with taller containers. Could I possibly have a defect? No provision for more than one drink.
I can't remember if this was the only thing you needed to do but I'm sure you guys can figure it out from here. For the record, I just found these EagleDay add-on cupholders for the E39. It comprises of 2 parts which are both made of carbon fibre as shown. Has anybody else experienced this problem? Wrapping a small zip tie around the tab kept it in. They do add colored or wood inserts that match the interior colors relatively well and they do use the better quality folding holders.
May get in the way of the sliding armrest somewhat depending on height of the container. Also tends to be in the way with a manual shifter. Features: Perfect match for the original car. Die-cut felt lining eliminates rattles. Actually, I have tried to be as objective as I can.
Tired of holding or catching drinks as you go around corners? Geez, dude :thumbdwn: A bmw is a sport sedan, but that shouldnt mean that even the sportiest drivers cant enjoy their morning fix! Could I possibly have a defect? When you pull the original assembly out of the dash, it becomes apparent that it is easier to replace the unit than repair it. Yes I am fairly anal-retentive about my cars :rofl: No I don't eat or drink in them :. It's really simple to fix. It is a good idea when you have it out to give the button mechanism a good clean and re-grease with white grease. Sure it holds the beverage, but it's awfully close to spilling all over the dashboard and electronics and drinks and your electronics do not go well together. Awesome, glad this thread exists. .
For the cupholder cross-reference record. Having driven an E39 for 6 years. For more information, please directly. I've yet to see very good placement in a car for these. They also offer several other versions that are not shown. It simply replaces the stock armrest console for a slick E46 armrest delete mod! It holds 32oz cups but they fit snug. Doesn't work if you're using the cradle to hold a phone.
To find it, stand outside your vehicle and look at the corner where the windshield meets the dashboard. I really don't see the issue for complaining about the E60 cupholders. I encourage you to compare the options available and find something that works best for you. This cupholder is Beige with a chrome accent button in the middle. The cheaper versions are just junk. Make sure to use a rag or something to protect the trim.
If not listed, then please ask. They've recently added a slot to hold a cell phone which is a nice touch. It holds 12, 16, and 20 oz cups perfectly, even with the coffee sleeve. Convenient for holding cups and drinks. I upgraded to the Euro leather armrest, and I had to make sure I got the one that slides! The armrest is not at the perfect location for every body type.