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      05-05-2012, 04:53 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Today's Jobs: Sunglasses & Oddments Tray

So, today I got around to pulling apart the centre console trim and fitting the sunglasses tray and also removing the snap-in adapter assembly in favour of the oddments tray. All went well with no damaged trim





Loads more room and much better to plug my iPhone into the USB power and Aux and have somewhere nice for it to rest (non-slip too )

In case anybody is interested, the armrest insert is the following part:

Centre Armrest Storage Insert Tray: 51167118064

(I'm sure you all know about the sunglasses tray part)

Good job eh - Watch this space for the exterior tweaks I've made (much more interesting )
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Oh tidy! That tray, it replaces where the phone adapter is supposed to be? How hard was it to replace?

Seems a cheap mod as well: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Genuin...ht_4072wt_1396
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      05-05-2012, 05:15 PM   #3
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A very cheap mod - Pretty easy to replace, I used a trim tool which was basically a screwdriver with a right angle in it to push it up from below once the console trim was out of the way... in fact if it is of interest to people I should probably take out the tray and do some shots and pop it in a DIY...

Popped it out and removed 2 connections (easily accessible if you remove the handbrake gaiter also) and just pushed the new tray into place
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Just added to my ebay basket. Would be interested in a DIY on how to do it.
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      05-06-2012, 04:24 AM   #5
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Neat - although I actually use my phone holder, with the result that I rarely take it out of the car!
As a matter of interest, what is the catch for that is just forward of the cup holder?? I don't have the cup holder, just a felt lined "hole" for oddments - an LCi "improvement"?

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Definelty need to the the tray in the amrrest. Could you post the part numbers needed.

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The switch used to control the aircon to the cupholder, keeping cans cold in the summer.

BMW removed it on LCi models, along with glovebox torch charging port, seat nets, quality sun visors, etc..
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The switch used to control the aircon to the cupholder, keeping cans cold in the summer.

BMW removed it on LCi models, along with glovebox torch charging port, seat nets, quality sun visors, etc..
Yes, an LCi improvement then!

I've got seat nets, but that may be part of the "Extended Storage"
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      05-06-2012, 07:07 AM   #9
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Magic i never knew you could fit that under arm rest
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Oh whats that BMW usb charger thing?
Is that in side the cig lighter and charges phone via esb?

This would mean the arm rest can go down while charging?

Me wants
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Oh whats that BMW usb charger thing?
Is that in side the cig lighter and charges phone via esb?

This would mean the arm rest can go down while charging?

Me wants
Seen that and copied his idea as well, there 12 for the BMW ones on ebay but picked up a dual one for 2: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3306419946...ht_2804wt_1163
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Guys, I have a rubber armrest insert for sale, if anybody is interested. Doesn't fit mine as I have the cradle installed.

7 delivered!

Pm me!

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So, today I got around to pulling apart the centre console trim and fitting the sunglasses tray and also removing the snap-in adapter assembly in favour of the oddments tray. All went well with no damaged trim





Loads more room and much better to plug my iPhone into the USB power and Aux and have somewhere nice for it to rest (non-slip too )

In case anybody is interested, the armrest insert is the following part:

Centre Armrest Storage Insert Tray: 51167118064

(I'm sure you all know about the sunglasses tray part)

Good job eh - Watch this space for the exterior tweaks I've made (much more interesting )
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      05-07-2012, 02:21 AM   #13
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I know it seems a bit OTT to have purchased the official BMW USB power adapter, but I already had a Belkin one and although fine, it didn't fit flush whereas this one is bang on as you'd expect... I'm just a sucker for nice aesthetics I guess
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Nice, I'm planning to do my sunglasses tray next weekend, I the ashtray is rather redundant to me!
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Sootylad - a DIY for both would be really appreciated!
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Seconded - good info, thanks
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I see seven of the trays have old since you posted this up, proving popular.
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How much did the sunglasses tray set you back? Cotswolds have quoted me 22.40 delivered which seems a bit on the steep side from what I've heard? I may be wrong?
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Sounds about right... its the whole assembly and a fair price if I'm honest, much better value for money than the 45 usb lead BMW do

Watered down DIY coming soon (watered down since I've got to explain everything retrospectively).
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How much did the sunglasses tray set you back? Cotswolds have quoted me 22.40 delivered which seems a bit on the steep side from what I've heard? I may be wrong?
I paid 16.70 in vat & del, but that was almost a year go.

Thread here
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=516366

Apart from getting the trim off the lid, i found it easy enough.
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Just go the arm rest tray fitted, wasn't that hard even without a DIY. Much better.
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