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Old 01-09-2006, 11:05 AM
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Non Smoker Ash Tray Installation

Contributed by: SuperGreg


Replacement of OEM ashtray with OEM non-smoker tray including fitment of
lens to allow for nightime lighting of tray


BMW parts needed

Part # 51-16-8-402-968

Description "Storing part"

List price $9.00


Tools needed

Dremel tool or drill and various bits + a round file if your largest bit
is 3/8" like mine was.



Original tray full view



Original tray end view w/lens visible



Original tray end view w/lens removed



Non-smoker tray full view



Non-smoker tray end view w/o lens





The installation of the lens was quite simple.


1. Pop lens out of original tray

2. Measure original tray for center point of lense opening and mark. The
opening is 7/16" in diameter

3. Either Dremel or drill new opening in non-smoker tray

4. Snap lense into opening of non-smoker tray from the inside



Non-smoker tray end view w/lens installed



Non-smoker tray full view w/lens installed



Non-smoker tray completed installation





It's a very inexpensive mod, and only takes a few minutes to install



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