Mechanics

CUP HOLDER REPLACEMENT

2001 BMW M5

Interior problem
2001 BMW M5 V8 Two Wheel Drive Manual 90520 miles

How do you remove the broken cupholder in front of gear shift. There are 2 visible screws that appear to hold the unit in the dash, but after removing those, the unit still wont come out. Wondering how else it is attached or what else needs to be removed first.
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Whito420
June 5, 2008.



You found the two screws that come in from the front and removed them, now you must use force to remove the broken cupholder, be careful! The plastic can cut like a knife. Try removing it one piece at a time. No harm will come to anything, there isn't anything to damage in there.

Dr. Hagerty
Jun 5, 2008.
Thats what I was wondering. Thanks for confirming my thought that it probably just pulls out. But I have knack for breaking stuff!

Cheers!

Tiny
Whito420
Jun 5, 2008.
Have you seen the aftermarket cupholder that mounts in the center console?

Dr. Hagerty
Jun 6, 2008.