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Old August 28th, 2007, 07:11 PM   #1
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Stuck Cup Holder

(If there is already a thread on this somewhere, I apologize. I tried "cup holder" in a search and found no matches.)

Last time I pushed the cup holder back in I felt some resistance. Never happened before this. Should have stopped and heeded the warning. Now it is stuck shut.

I am afraid to pull too hard on the weak plastic fascia. I took the radio out and tried to get at it from behind but could not access it. I'd rather not try to jimmy it with a screwdriver or something, unless there is a secret technique to doing so. I'm wary because I guess I'd rather have an inoperative cup holder than a broken piece of plastic on the dash.

Any suggestions? Any web links to fixes on the web? If it makes any difference, it is a 2003 Boxster. Meanwhile, I'll keep searching the web. Thanks for your time if you can advise me.
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Old August 29th, 2007, 10:29 AM   #2
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This doesn't solve your broken cup holder, but since I found this product I haven't used my stock ones.

http://www.ultimatecupholders.com/index.html

They are much more stable and useable than the ones that came in my car.
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Old August 29th, 2007, 10:59 AM   #3
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Not cheap ($25 + shipping), but looks really good (functionality wise)! Altho my car does have cupholders (MY01), its good only for holding those small starbucks frappuccino glass bottles -- nothing bigger fits. And of course you can rule out any kind of spirited driving with that -- getting plonked in the head with a flying glass bottle ain't my idea of fun
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Old August 29th, 2007, 01:09 PM   #4
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you have to pry the face panel from the cup holder
then you see 4 screws which hold the cup assembly holder in place
loose these screws and you can take the whole cup holder assembly out
You *might* also have to take out the "horse shoe". In case of my car I can wiggle the cup holder out without removing the horseshoe

Additional tip:
After you have the cup holder out, throw it in the garbage and fillthe open spot with something useful, like a double height radio
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Old August 31st, 2007, 02:35 PM   #5
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I also have this problem. One of my cup holders has been stuck in since I bought the car. I never use the cup holders so it's not a big deal but I'd like to get it working.
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Old August 31st, 2007, 03:54 PM   #6
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I also have this problem. One of my cup holders has been stuck in since I bought the car. I never use the cup holders so it's not a big deal but I'd like to get it working.
I'd sell you mine if you'd like.

It's removed from a 996 that's going to have the GT3 Console Delete kit installed.
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Old September 3rd, 2007, 10:57 PM   #7
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WC13 wrote:
> This doesn't solve your broken cup holder, but since I found this
> product I haven't used my stock ones.
> http://www.ultimatecupholders.com/index.html

Well, my so-called "ultimate cup-holder" would be this one:
http://www.dreamauthentics.com/index_cupholders.htm

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Old September 3rd, 2007, 11:21 PM   #8
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My ultimate cup holder ...

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Old September 20th, 2007, 10:56 PM   #9
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My ultimate cup holder ...

2nd that
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My ultimate cup holder ...

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