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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Thu, Apr-20-2017, 03:57:01 AM   #1
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Default What is the purpose of this???

Hi everyone

For those of you with a Long Euro Tray for the center console, what is the purpose of this tubular plastic on the right?

There is no entry point to the tube so it is not for fishing wires. My best guess is Pencil Holder!

Must be a reason it is there. Let me know your thoughts.

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Pen/Pencil holder seems accurate
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Pen/Pencil holder seems accurate
"Genuine BMW Product crowds limited console real estate with pencil holder."



On second thought, this might prove useful. A dedicated purpose!
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It's to annoy you every time you put a phone in there

I pulled it out
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Default Re: What is the purpose of this???

It is, indeed, designed to hold a pen or pencil.
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It's to annoy you every time you put a phone in there

I pulled it out

Good to know. I will do the same before installing.
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It's to annoy you every time you put a phone in there

I pulled it out
Remember...smart phones didn't exist when this part was designed. Still had bag phones.
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Remember...smart phones didn't exist when this part was designed. Still had bag phones.
Great point !
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Wow I never knew what this was for, seems like such a waste lol
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Pens used to be more important
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