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      03-14-2008, 11:37 AM   #1
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Cup Holder "Mod"

For those of you that use the car and would like to drink something, the cup holder sucks. So I have a simple "mod" that works perfectly.
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With the cup holder out, you can use a flathead screw driver to remove the drop down stuff from the main holder. Use the flathead to pry the apart the tabs that hold the hinged parts.
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Too much torque and the tab will snap off.
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You can leave the front spring loaded lip. The cup holder then is simple a hole. Most mugs, including the BMW mug will sit lower and snugly.

I took the guts out of my and I am caffeined-up My buddy and I were racing around the other day and my coffee stayed put.



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Beware of non-ridged cups, Starbucks type cardboard wraps help.

Will not hold thin items like smaller water bottles.
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      03-14-2008, 11:47 AM   #2
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sorry bro that's kinda a requirement for a DIY
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      03-28-2008, 01:09 PM   #3
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I did this quick 'mod' and it works great. I was able to get the clips off without breaking any.
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      03-28-2008, 01:41 PM   #4
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Great Idea! Good cup-holders, one of the few areas the Germans are clueless in...
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I did this quick 'mod' and it works great. I was able to get the clips off without breaking any.
If you apply the right amount of pressure they come out with snapping. I broke the first one i tried.
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hmm i gotta try this! BTW i have the same mug!
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Interesting mod for sure. For those of you planning to do this, I'd recommend heating up the tabs a bit with a blow drier first - that'll make 'em a bit more flexible and less likely to break...
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Interesting mod for sure. For those of you planning to do this, I'd recommend heating up the tabs a bit with a blow drier first - that'll make 'em a bit more flexible and less likely to break...
Great idea with the heat!
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bet you just lost $3000 on your trade
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