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      06-21-2014, 01:30 PM   #67
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Swapped ashtray/cigarette for storage tray

Swapped out my ashtray/cigarette lighter for the storage tray. Great spot to put your sunglasses, phone, etc. Not a smoker plus there is a second lighter socket and usb. Part is available from ECS for $14.50: http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E82-135...sole/ES255042/


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      08-23-2014, 01:14 PM   #68
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Wanted to say thanks for the great writeup. Couple minor notes, I removed my automatic (non-dct) shift knob by pressing in the button and then just pulling up as hard as I could. Ditto with the e-brake handle, it just pulled straight off with enough force. I was able to just barely clear the metal stub of the shifter even leaving it in park, but in retrospect it would have been much smarter to shift the car into neutral before starting all this.

The only electrical connector that gave me hell was the little 4 pin one that goes to the headphone jack in the back. The others were all straightforward.

I was swapping trim but changed the ashtray out for the "stuff compartment" while I was at it. Holy cow! Now instead of not even having a place to put my phone, I can stick my phone, my wallet, and some other crap in there securely.

About an hour to remove everything, 15-20 mins to put it all back in.

Just curious, anyone know what the electrical connector at the very back of the armrest is? I had a little sensor and then a large rectangular connector with nothing plugged into it? (basically underneath the big plastic hinge assembly)
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      08-28-2014, 12:11 PM   #69
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I wondered the same thing about the connector behind the arm rest the figured it was probably for an option I don't have, like a rear facing usb connection or something for the folks in the back seat.

Also, I didn't have to remove the shift knob which was good cause I really didn't want a black eye.
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      02-20-2016, 04:03 PM   #70
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I have been trying to see how to remove the armrest lid. I can see from the parts diagram that there are plastic end caps at the swivel point but can't see how to safely remove them. Anyone have instructions?

Thank you.
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      09-13-2016, 03:28 AM   #71
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is it the same center consol, if it has idrive?

just that it has the idrive installed
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      04-16-2017, 07:55 PM   #72
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I just managed to do this today. Thanks everyone on this thread for the tips.

For owners with DCT
- Pull up the DCT shifter trim plate
- Unplug the wiring (2 places)
- Then pull straight up on the shift lever and the DCT shifter (along with the leather boot/trim will come right out)

iDrive section
- Similar to other trim pieces, pull up the entire iDrive controller along with the trim
- Unplug the wiring

With the DCT shifter out, it was pretty easy to get the console out of my car to install the CF trim piece.
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      07-24-2019, 01:22 PM   #73
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apologies for bringing up an old thread..

I'm doing an interior trim cf wrap on a 135i and while taking the center console (to get the difficult sunglass holder/phone holder trim piece just above the shift knob), I know there are two bolts.

One of the bolts (see green circle in pic) I think has a loose thread in the middle of the bolt and simply won't come out. The other came out with ease. Now, I can't get to that last trim. Any other way I can take out that last piece of trim above the knob (circled in orange in pic)?

Would hate to drive around with a 90% complete CF interior trim.. =*(

Thanks so much all!
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      07-24-2019, 01:58 PM   #74
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apologies for bringing up an old thread..

I'm doing an interior trim cf wrap on a 135i and while taking the center console (to get the difficult sunglass holder/phone holder trim piece just above the shift knob), I know there are two bolts.

One of the bolts (see green circle in pic) I think has a loose thread in the middle of the bolt and simply won't come out. The other came out with ease. Now, I can't get to that last trim. Any other way I can take out that last piece of trim above the knob (circled in orange in pic)?

Would hate to drive around with a 90% complete CF interior trim.. =*(

Thanks so much all!

Sorry if this is too obvious - have you tried just to pull the bolt out by griping with pliers?
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Didn't try that.. the bolt's good and secure now and the installer didn't want to mess around with it too much just in case. I'm sure it's an easy fix tho if we really wanted to take it out..

so, I suggested he just wrap this final piece directly from top, and try to tuck the sides/corners of the wrap in as best he could. Still turned out really nice!



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Sorry if this is too obvious - have you tried just to pull the bolt out by griping with pliers?
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      07-26-2019, 07:39 AM   #76
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I agree, that looks very nice!
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