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Old 09-11-2013, 03:07 PM
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question on OEM floormats...do yours have rear hooks?

didnt really bother me that when I bought my 01 x5 it didnt have floor mats...it was advertised with them so I used that to get another $350 off the purchase price (ex dealer sales person stole them for his lol). but now I'm having trouble finding the right mats.

All the ones I see online or on the bmw parts places have them completely flush from end to end with just velcro on the rear underside of the front mats.

my front carpet has black hooks that stick up at the back, they are permanent to the carpet and do not pull up...I tried. means I need floormats with loopholes to hook into so the mats dont move around. All I see online are the non-hook mats with velcro at the back to keep them in place like these:

BMW Used E53 x5 Tan Floor Mat 3 0i 4 4i 4 6IS 4 8IS | eBay

or am I overthinking this and you simply place the back of the floormats against the hooks to properly position them before laying them down flat and the velcro does its job??
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Old 09-11-2013, 03:10 PM
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All of them are velcro now. Unscrew the hooks the best you can, and then use a pliers to yank them out.
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Old 09-11-2013, 03:23 PM
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ok good to know! didnt know they would unscrew. you know if they are standard thread or reverse so I dont pull carpet/jute up with them?
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Old 09-11-2013, 03:39 PM
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Standard lefty-loosey.
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The hooks are locked in a slot. Rotate 90 degrees and they will just pull out. The replacement ones have velcro on the top side to lock down the newer style mats.

there are rubber ones available in a BMW logo set
look at this link as a set (two front and one piece rear mat) is cheaper than separate pieces. Note these rubber ones use the Hooks, the carpeted replcement ones will use velcro.

BMW E53 X5 N62 4.8L Interior Floor Mats ES#2153844 All Weather Rubber Floor Mat Set - Black - 82110419040



I have both. Winter use and summer use. That way the mats are always CLEAN not salt stained.
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cool. I'm going for carpeted. I tend to drive a lot barefoot. I live on an island and go to the beach a LOT lol. I usually just toss my floor mats in the washing machine every couple of months. gets all the dirt out of them perfectly...sometimes takes a wash or 3 on hot to get it all out completely.
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Old 09-11-2013, 04:54 PM
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OP, I bought a used 325 several years ago. Was about to pull away when I remembered to look for the manuals. They weren't there. I walked into the dealer just in time to see another salesman set the black sleeve of manuals on the front of his desk. He had lifted them for the customer in his office.
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I have both carpet and rubber mats and although the carpet is nice, the rubber mats is a lot easier to clean just take them out and hose them off, where as the carpet requires cleaning with shampoo, rinsing, and wet dry vacuuming or if Miss Upallnight isn't around the Bissell does a nice job of cleaning and drying the carpet.
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If you like the carpet and it gets dirty--I have used Blue Magic carpet and stain remover for years. It sprays on with no foam. You brush it a few times and let it dry. The nap looks and feels new. Very easy, quick and leaves close to a new carpet scent.
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Ditto to previous replies about how to remove the floor anchors. Just press down slightly and give them a 1/4 turn (counter clockwise to loosen)...then pull upward.

The floor anchors have a small bayonet that sticks down into the slit in the carpet, then grips into the floor pan after giving them a 1/4 turn (clockwise).

This goes for the "hook" style as well as the velcro & the old flat head screw type & push pin type (used in the early to mid 90s):

hook style BMW floor anchors


(bottom of anchor...you can see the bayonet that slides down through the carpet)



Velcro style BMW floor anchors...have the same bayonet that gets pushed down though the carpet with the velcro disc pointing upward to mate with the velcro pad on the underside of the carpeted floor mat...there's a slit on the top side of the anchor to insert the flat head screw driver...where you give the anchor a 1/4 turn (clockwise) to lock it into the floor pan.



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