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      04-04-2008, 02:13 PM   #1
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Let's Parcel Net the Center Console

My Z3 Coupe came with a parcel net along the passenger side of the center console. It is nice to have a spot to hold mail, cds and other miscellaneous items. I like having a place to put smaller stuff and not have it rattle around in the various storage spots but also have it nearby in case I need it on the fly. BMW offers a slightly smaller version than the Z3 one and I feel it fits the 1er a bit better.

I offer the net with 4 fasteners for $27.00

To install the net, you will need the net and 4 fasteners as well as an awl and some masking tape.



Before you begin the installation, you will want to locate the position for the net. Adjust the passenger seat to here you would normally have it. If you install the net with the seat all the way back and then move the seat forward, you will block access to the net. If you install it with the seat too far forward, it will be too far from the driver to reach.



With the seat adjusted, position the net where you would like it. Mark the 2 upper corners with the masking tape and along the bottom (near the corners but along the flat edge). Use a pen to mark on the masking tape where the fasteners will be located.



Using the awl, punch a small hole through the marks you made and into the console. Be gentle, you do not need the awl to go all the way in.



Once you have the pilot holes made, insert the awl back into the hole and remove the tape. Remove the awl and screw in the fastener. It can be very difficult to see the hole you made so it is a bit easier to keep the awl in as long as you can. Repeat for all 4 fasteners.



The frame of the net will lock into the fasteners.








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      04-04-2008, 03:08 PM   #2
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Great write up. I have one of those in my Z4 and love it.
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      04-04-2008, 04:09 PM   #3
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Andy, you really know how to sell your products! These write-ups are such a great idea. It makes me want nearly every one.

not just smart marketing but a community service too. a win-win!
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      04-04-2008, 04:22 PM   #4
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Andy, you really know how to sell your products! These write-ups are such a great idea. It makes me want nearly every one.

not just smart marketing but a community service too. a win-win!
I do my best :wink:

These little things aren’t too tough. Hopefully someone gets some nice DIYs on suspension before I get around to that.
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      04-07-2008, 02:54 PM   #5
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Andy, nice way to bring some Z3 love into the 1er!!!!!!
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I put one of these on my 325Ci and it's great.
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I think imma get this. I hate how the 1er dont have a storage bin for CDs or other small items. This is the perfect solution.

Just ordered one!
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Hey andy,

So i was wondering, why not the driver side?
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Hey andy,

So i was wondering, why not the driver side?
You could do that.

It is not my style. :wink:
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Hey andy,

So i was wondering, why not the driver side?
"Cause if you put stuff in it, it'll rub against your leg.
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This is great! I will be getting one of these. My 545i had it and it was a nice feature. I miss having one.
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Hey Andy. I am planning to get one of these. You list 2 on your website, the Center Console Parcel Net and the Small Center Console Parcel Net. No dimensions are given for the former. What are the size differences between the two (besides shape)? Also, are they colored a true black? (the pics are a little washed out)

Thanks!
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Also, are they colored a true black? (the pics are a little washed out)
- They are both black.

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What are the size differences between the two (besides shape)?
- The Center Console Parcel Net is 5.5“ tall and 16” wide.

- The Small Center Console Parcel Net is 5.5“ tall. 11” wide along the top (opening) and 9" before it curves up along the bottom edge.
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What took you so long to respond? I waited a full 5 minutes here!

Thanks for the prompt reply - I will place an order through your website. :thumbup:
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Installed. Looks and works great. Thanks, Andy.

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