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If you have a cup holder but it wont open then this guide will take you through the steps you need to do to fix this problem.

  1. Apply putty knife to edge of cover until it pops open Remove screws off of broken cup holder Take cup holder out
    • Apply putty knife to edge of cover until it pops open

    • Remove screws off of broken cup holder

    • Take cup holder out

  2. Remove plastic cover on cup holder by pulling apart where the lips meet Locate spring in device Locate spring in device
    • Remove plastic cover on cup holder by pulling apart where the lips meet

    • Locate spring in device

  3. Fully take apart the cup holder to get to the inside of the cup holder Locate where spring is placed
    • Fully take apart the cup holder to get to the inside of the cup holder

    • Locate where spring is placed

  4. 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
    • 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

  5. Test to make sure spring is properly working Reassemble the cup holder Reassemble the cup holder
    • Test to make sure spring is properly working

    • Reassemble the cup holder

  6. Put cup holder back in place Screw in screws Screw in screws
    • Put cup holder back in place

    • Screw in screws

  7. Check to make sure cup holder works
    • Check to make sure cup holder works

    • Start to put on cover by lining up holes

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

  9. Enjoy your fixed cup holder! Enjoy your fixed cup holder!
    • Enjoy your fixed cup holder!

Conclusión

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

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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 - Contestar

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

Nicholas McKoy - Contestar

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 - Contestar

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 - Contestar

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