The plastic cover to the ashtray has come off and fallen back underneath the ashtray, is there some way to get to it?

Asked by Jan 28, 2013 at 05:56 PM about the 2001 BMW 5 Series 530i

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

It seems the entire assembly cannot be removed without some drastic measure?  Help.

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I removed mine with a bit of force. You can remove all surrounding parts of the console by simply prying the flashed button out and removing the adjacent screws; followed by the console storage box in the same fashion after the arm rest is removed, again simple prying and screws. The Bentley manual has a decent description.

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