1st Gen R53 Cooper S Stupid cup holder...

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  1. Kenny kustom

    Kenny kustom New Member

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    Ok ok.
    My car didn't have the down tube cup holder.
    The mount was there, but that's it.
    I ordered the whole kit, but when you put it together, the bottom metal bar seems to be too long, and it just comes out of the hole, and swings about.

    Glue the black plastic piece into the mount???

    First world problems.
     
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    Pic? Doesn't it just slide back up?
     
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    Kenny kustom New Member

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    Always finding me better stuff...
    After I already ordered.
     
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    OMG...Dave's losing it...now, he's repeating himself! :ihih:
     
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    Kenny I have a couple OEM ones floating around the garage somewhere, if its a missing or broken piece, I'll see if I've got what you need. We need pictures though, they make life so much easier
     
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    I just replaced mine (9 years old with a piece that broke) with a whole new kit. I cannot picture what you are saying but I'll guess that you are just assembling it wrong. A pic would help.
     
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    I think the metal piece might be slightly misshaped. It should provide a spring loaded action where the ends clamp quite firmly onto the vertical plastic bracket. I suggest that you squeeze the ends closer together, then try again. You should have to pull them apart with some force while inserting the rods into the bracket.

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    Just be careful with a full drink and making turns because if it spills it goes all over your radio/AC controls etc..
     
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    Leave it off. They are useless, anyway.
     
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    Not true - it holds my cell phone just fine! :)
     
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    I wouldnt say useless...

    They are a good conversation starter with new people, normally starting with: WTF is that?
     
  14. Dave.0

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    Yeah :LOL: People used to say WTF is that thing?

    Oh that's the MINI Cooper Basketball hoop for when you are stuck in traffic.

    It a stupid design and placement.
     
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    +1 on Daves suggested cup holder. Mine is a great addition.
     
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    Exactly. Holds my iPhone 6 plus just fine.

    I like the look of it. Gravel roads and trucks, had taught me to always use a self closing travel mug! No spills here!
     
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    Gravel trucks and tailgaters taught me to keep a can of rocks in the car... :p
     
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    A little box of D-cells work great also. (Just saying) :eek6::devil:

    Remember batteries are just not for throwing at Phillies Baseball games. :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Thank you Dave.O!!!
     

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