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      11-05-2023, 09:08 PM   #1
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Hi everyone,

I am the new owner of a gorgeous 2003 Z4 3.0i. I am tweaking it in bits and pieces to fit my needs. One thing that it is missing is the pen holder in the cover to the storage area. I would prefer not to have to buy the entire cover just to get the pen holder. Does anyone have one or know where to get one?

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My ‘04 has Velcro straps there… to hold “something”…. I use it to hold a charging cable. Looked in Realoem.com and didn’t see anything in “trim” on the parts list.

I looked at info on part#5 (flap) …

https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/sho...diagId=51_4939

It could be part of the various versions of #5
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Yes, I think you are correct about it being part of #5. It just seems like such a waste to buy a new “flap” for a small item like that. I may have to rig something to hold a pen.

Btw, my flap also has the Velcro strap. I’m wondering if that was to hold a cell phone?

Thanks for your reply. I’m glad this forum is still active since I am relatively late to the game.
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Why do you think it’s to hold a pen? The shape etc seems off for that purpose…. Whereas it’s seems to be equipped to hold a cable(s) circa 2004 IMO

And both of us have Velcro…. So it seems that was what was provided…. and it will hold a pen 😊
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Why do you think it’s to hold a pen? The shape etc seems off for that purpose…. Whereas it’s seems to be equipped to hold a cable(s) circa 2004 IMO

And both of us have Velcro…. So it seems that was what was provided…. and it will hold a pen 😊
It does appears to be for a pen. I have a pen clipped into it in my Mcoupe and it clips it perfectly in place
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Why do you think it’s to hold a pen? The shape etc seems off for that purpose…. Whereas it’s seems to be equipped to hold a cable(s) circa 2004 IMO

And both of us have Velcro…. So it seems that was what was provided…. and it will hold a pen 😊
I agree that the Velcro half is for something other than a pen but the thinner groove is what I am referring to. It has a clip that is perfectly pen-sized (and that clip is what I am looking for).

I’ll probably use the Velcro side for something else. I haven’t tried to see if the Carly dongle will fit but if it does that will be its new home.
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I would suggest discussing with BMW parts dept….. I have the pen holder in my ‘04 in the thin grove as well as the Velcro …. and as neither seem to be mentioned in the parts diagram I referenced.

Realoem used to have a section/diagram on small stuff that the current version doesn’t have that I could see… but delve into it further if you can.
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I always thought that was a spot for a tire pressure gauge.
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I always thought that was a spot for a tire pressure gauge.
I suppose it could be if you have the right sized gauge. 🤷‍♂️
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