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      10-15-2015, 10:48 PM   #1
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trim piece not available separately :-(

So one of my chrome trim pieces on the AC vent direction controls broke. They have two very slim tabs that extend off the back that click into two holes on the piece you grab to move the vent. It seems you can't buy just the trim piece, you have to buy the entire vent :-( All four pieces are the same, so even though the one that broke was on the center section, I ordered the left air vent from ECS so I can pop out the trim piece and insert it in my vent. Looked for a part out but didn't see one available. If you regularly grab and adjust the vents facing you (like I do), be careful, on day your trim piece may break and fall out. Expensive repair for cosmetic reasons :-(
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I'm missing the two on my center vent. Went to BMW dealer parts dept. Told me can't order individual piece. Do you know if they are the same on all z4's Just bought my 06 Z4MR and just trying to make a few small improvements. Least expensive first. I was thinking perhaps if a z4 was totaled, I might be able to find these on a parts car at a salvage yard ?
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I'm missing the two on my center vent. Went to BMW dealer parts dept. Told me can't order individual piece. Do you know if they are the same on all z4's Just bought my 06 Z4MR and just trying to make a few small improvements. Least expensive first. I was thinking perhaps if a z4 was totaled, I might be able to find these on a parts car at a salvage yard ?
I believe they are all the same.
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Replacement tabs are $9 each from this site:

https://www.venttabs.com/vent-tab-bmw-e85-2002-2004-z4/
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Still kills me that there's a "venttabs.com".
Gotta love the entrepreneurial spirit.
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LOL that's crazy. I've been missing a chrome tab from my center vent but never found it, now I know why.
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Replacement tabs are $9 each from this site:

https://www.venttabs.com/vent-tab-bmw-e85-2002-2004-z4/
Lol, now lets find z4cupholders website too
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Replacement tabs are $9 each from this site:

https://www.venttabs.com/vent-tab-bmw-e85-2002-2004-z4/
Lol, now lets find z4cupholders website too
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Replacement tabs are $9 each from this site:

https://www.venttabs.com/vent-tab-bmw-e85-2002-2004-z4/
Whoa. Incredible! Great find too!
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