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Repairing Cup Holder for 2008 328i BMW

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    • Apply putty knife to edge of cover until it pops open

    • Remove screws off of broken cup holder

    • Take cup holder out

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    • Remove plastic cover on cup holder by pulling apart where the lips meet

    • Locate spring in device

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    • Fully take apart the cup holder to get to the inside of the cup holder

    • Locate where spring is placed

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    • Locate where the spring connects

    • If hole is not broken then just apply spring into hole

    • If the hole broke, like in this case here, then drill a hole the size of the spring around the same spot of the other hole

    • Caution: Be careful drilling the hole, the plastic is slippery when in contact with drill bit

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    • Test to make sure spring is properly working

    • Reassemble the cup holder

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    • Put cup holder back in place

    • Screw in screws

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    • Check to make sure cup holder works

    • Start to put on cover by lining up holes

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    • Press firmly on cover all around until it is fully on

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    • Enjoy your fixed cup holder!

Conclusão

Follow these steps step by step to get your broken cup holder fixed.

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6 comentários

Easy fix that saved over $60 if I had to purchase a new part and much much more if the the dealer were to have fixed this. Thank you

Keith La Plain - Responder

clever idea when plastic holding the spring hook is broken. nice hack of a fix.

Nicholas McKoy - Responder

Is there any way to purchase just the spring? In my case the plastic is fine, it’s the shaped metal tip of the spring that sheared off somehow!? I also need the tentioner.

Ryan Cornell - Responder

This happened to me as well. I broke off the end of the coil/spring while bending to make a “hook” shape.

I looked for purchasing just the spring, but could not find it. Next up was the entire cupholder apparatus, either used ($~26), URO ($~39), or OEM/genuine BMW ($60-75+). This isn’t cheap and is not actually necessary to buy anything ,though.

Much easier is what I did instead, which was taking advantage of the coil material’s rigid/”easily-snap-off-able” property to make a new (wider) hook. I pulled the snapped end of the coil out a little, then put in a thin screwdriver to kind of hold the coil out extended. Next I used flat nose pliers to hold the end flat, while using long nose pliers to break off a new gap on both sides, effectively making a new “t” end. Then of course I VERY GENTLY bent it around to make a “hook”. I gently clipped the new spring hook into the preexisting plastic hole. It works for new after reinstalling. We’ll see how it holds up!

Benjamin Castellon -

Dealer wanted $180. Flat spring has T on end and locks into corresponding T in plastic. My plastic was broken out on one side. I merely took a bit in my dremel, and made the old T deeper in order to catch the metal end.

Larry Pockras - Responder

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