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      05-16-2008, 04:32 PM   #1
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Let's install the Grocery Grabber

Tools Required:

-5/16 or 8mm Drill bit and drill
-Drill Bit Collar
-Phillips Screwdriver
-Center Punch and hammer
-Masking Tape

Installation of the Grocery Grabber

BMW supplies a very nice installation manual for the Grocery Grabber. Surprisingly nice as it is not Ikea-style drawings as BMW usually does but actually has notes to go along with the pretty pictures.

The Grocery Grabber Contents:



You also need the supplementary Installation kit:



The kit comes with a template to mark where the holes will go:



Cut out the trunk light location as well as the leading edge of the sheet metal as indicated on the template. The side shown will mount the Grabber on the passenger side of the trunk. If installing on the driver side, you will need to flip the template.

Use some masking tape to tape the template to the trunk and mark the holes with the center punch. With the location of the holes marked, drill the 5/16 holes. Important: Do not let the drill exceed 5mm as it can damage the car. I used a Drill Bit Collar set to 5mm to make sure I did not go beyond 5mm when drilling. Note: You will want to lay some old towels or a drop cloth in the trunk area prior to drilling. Sheet metal shavings are tough to get out of carpet.



With the holes drilled, insert the supplied well nuts into the holes. You will now mount the mounting studs. The hardware layout is as follows:



The Mounting Studs installed:



With the Mounting Studs installed, install the Grocery Grabber and use the plugs to cover the screw holes.



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      05-16-2008, 04:35 PM   #2
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Who the hell can afford groceries...:biggrin:
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      05-16-2008, 04:41 PM   #3
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Who the hell can afford groceries...:biggrin:
I need to keep the beer from rolling around in the trunk on those hard turns coming home from the store!
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      05-17-2008, 07:41 PM   #4
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Interesting....my car has one of these installed already??!!
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      05-19-2008, 02:22 PM   #5
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So, is this something to loop the handles of plastic bags over so they don;t slide around?
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Interesting....my car has one of these installed already??!!
Do you have the premium package?


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So, is this something to loop the handles of plastic bags over so they don;t slide around?
That is exactly what it is for.
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      05-19-2008, 05:13 PM   #7
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Do you have the premium package?




That is exactly what it is for.

Yep, i do
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      06-13-2008, 09:37 AM   #8
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Bump to find out if ANYBODY else has these installed from the factory. I have the Premium Package, and do not have this, as Clayton does.
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      06-13-2008, 10:15 AM   #9
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Cool accessory but who risks their 1er at the grocery store with all those shopping carts and inconsiderate minivan/SUV owners :wink:
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      06-17-2008, 09:33 AM   #10
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WOW why is this Grocery Bag Grabber so expensive? 30 dollars for a few pieces of platic
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Bump to find out if ANYBODY else has these installed from the factory. I have the Premium Package, and do not have this, as Clayton does.
Just went out to check and mine doesn't have it.
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      06-25-2008, 05:34 AM   #12
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Does the grocery grabber reduce the loading height, meaning bigger boxes don't fit? If so, by how much?
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Dealership charged me $130 to install this. After seeing how easy it was I really regret not doing it myself!
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Dealership charged me $130 to install this. After seeing how easy it was I really regret not doing it myself!
Holy Crap!!! What a rip....they shld be ashamed to charge that much for this....it's barely any labor at all and totally a DIY job... that sucks
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Holy Crap!!! What a rip....they shld be ashamed to charge that much for this....it's barely any labor at all and totally a DIY job... that sucks
What's worse than that is how they charged me $125 to install each of the CF mirror caps! That's $250 to just snap them right on!
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What's worse than that is how they charged me $125 to install each of the CF mirror caps! That's $250 to just snap them right on!
Wow Hawaiians must have money to burn. I'd say you found the DIY section a couple hundred dollars too late.
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I need to keep the beer from rolling around in the trunk on those hard turns coming home from the store!
Serious post, you can hook a small bungee cord to the hooks closest to the rear bumper and hold 2 glass 6 packs.
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really 2 years later a reply ? lol.
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Let's make it another 2 years...Great post, thanks for the writeup!
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Part numbers seem to be:
82260153360 Bag holder (~$20 online)
82110306046 Mount kit (~$5 online)
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I installed the fold-away hooks from a 3-series in mine:





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