DerfSdrawd
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Has anyone worked out what the cup holder insert is for?

Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:52 pm

It fits the key if you put it in nose first (the key that is..)

Maybe everyone's dealer pointed this out on handover, but mine didn't! :roll:
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Re: Has anyone worked out what the cup holder insert is for?

Thu May 08, 2014 2:50 am

Given there's no coin tray anywhere else in the car, I figured the cup holder insert was removable so that if you threw some coins into it you could easily tip them out again :) I keep the key in my pocket.

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Re: Has anyone worked out what the cup holder insert is for?

Thu May 08, 2014 8:21 am

I bought a cheap black rubber mat from morrisons to place on the dash to stop things sliding.
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Re: Has anyone worked out what the cup holder insert is for?

Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:18 pm

What is this cupholder insert?
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Re: Has anyone worked out what the cup holder insert is for?

Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:09 pm

I believe it is a removable ash tray.
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Re: Has anyone worked out what the cup holder insert is for?

Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:00 am

It's for your key(s). The car key goes in the square slot, and, if like most people probably do you have several others attached to it, they sit in the lower part. What other reason could that square slot be for?

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Re: Has anyone worked out what the cup holder insert is for?

Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:21 am

What other reason could that square slot be for?
It is for an additional cup holder.

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Re: Has anyone worked out what the cup holder insert is for?

Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:41 pm

My used 2014 BEV didn't come with any of these inserts. From what I can tell there are two; one looks like a proper ashtray (with lid) and the other is what some of you are describing as a key & coin holder.

I'd like to get the latter, but does anyone know if the key holder insert fits directly into the second (movable) cup holder? I believe the BMW part number is 5116-928315.

Is anyone selling it and willing to ship to Canada? ;)

Thanks!
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Re: Has anyone worked out what the cup holder insert is for?

Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:58 pm

DerfSdrawd wrote:It fits the key if you put it in nose first (the key that is..)

Maybe everyone's dealer pointed this out on handover, but mine didn't! :roll:
Thanks for this, I was wondering what practical use it had.
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