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      08-07-2017, 02:04 PM   #1
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I am in the process of replacing my F15 with carbon fiber interior trim. All the trim went in fine except the center console trim. I am having difficulty installing the little bucket/key holder (the square container) into the center console trim. The little bucket has 2 taps on the left and 2 taps on the right. The little bucket is secured/attached at the bottom somehow and won't come free.

Question: What is the trick how to attach the little bucket into the center console trim?

Any help much appreciated.
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Sorry, just able to reply to your email. I hope you get it solved with our conversation over the phone.
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I am in the process of replacing my F15 with carbon fiber interior trim. All the trim went in fine except the center console trim. I am having difficulty installing the little bucket/key holder (the square container) into the center console trim. The little bucket has 2 taps on the left and 2 taps on the right. The little bucket is secured/attached at the bottom somehow and won't come free.

Question: What is the trick how to attach the little bucket into the center console trim?

Any help much appreciated.
Thank you,
That's a great idea. Its on my list of mods but the OEM brushed metal trim is very cost prohibitive. Did you swap all trim pieces or just center console? And where did you buy the parts? There are some threads out there to swap out center consoles, did you already check those out?

Pics would be awesome please
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I am in the process of replacing my F15 with carbon fiber interior trim. All the trim went in fine except the center console trim. I am having difficulty installing the little bucket/key holder (the square container) into the center console trim. The little bucket has 2 taps on the left and 2 taps on the right. The little bucket is secured/attached at the bottom somehow and won't come free.

Question: What is the trick how to attach the little bucket into the center console trim?

Any help much appreciated.
Thank you,
That's a great idea. Its on my list of mods but the OEM brushed metal trim is very cost prohibitive. Did you swap all trim pieces or just center console? And where did you buy the parts? There are some threads out there to swap out center consoles, did you already check those out?

Pics would be awesome please
He bought the CF center console from me.

Here is the picture installed.

[IMG]http://www.rgsportshop.com/image/cac..._1-700x700.jpg[/IMG]
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I am in the process of replacing my F15 with carbon fiber interior trim. All the trim went in fine except the center console trim. I am having difficulty installing the little bucket/key holder (the square container) into the center console trim. The little bucket has 2 taps on the left and 2 taps on the right. The little bucket is secured/attached at the bottom somehow and won't come free.

Question: What is the trick how to attach the little bucket into the center console trim?

Any help much appreciated.
Thank you,
That's a great idea. Its on my list of mods but the OEM brushed metal trim is very cost prohibitive. Did you swap all trim pieces or just center console? And where did you buy the parts? There are some threads out there to swap out center consoles, did you already check those out?

Pics would be awesome please
He bought the CF center console from me.

Here is the picture installed.

[IMG]http://www.rgsportshop.com/image/cac..._1-700x700.jpg[/IMG]
That looks 100x nicer compared to the standard wood trim. Dumb Q: is there a full aftermarket CF kit available for the F15? Is it significantly cheaper than the OEM brushed kit?

Cost is about the only thing preventing me from doing this mod.
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I am in the process of replacing my F15 with carbon fiber interior trim. All the trim went in fine except the center console trim. I am having difficulty installing the little bucket/key holder (the square container) into the center console trim. The little bucket has 2 taps on the left and 2 taps on the right. The little bucket is secured/attached at the bottom somehow and won't come free.

Question: What is the trick how to attach the little bucket into the center console trim?

Any help much appreciated.
Thank you,
That's a great idea. Its on my list of mods but the OEM brushed metal trim is very cost prohibitive. Did you swap all trim pieces or just center console? And where did you buy the parts? There are some threads out there to swap out center consoles, did you already check those out?

Pics would be awesome please
He bought the CF center console from me.

Here is the picture installed.

[IMG]http://www.rgsportshop.com/image/cac..._1-700x700.jpg[/IMG]
That looks 100x nicer compared to the standard wood trim. Dumb Q: is there a full aftermarket CF kit available for the F15? Is it significantly cheaper than the OEM brushed kit?

Cost is about the only thing preventing me from doing this mod.
No aftermarket CF trim yet AFAIK.
Price new, CF should cost a bit more I think.
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Thank you to Ben at RGSPORT!
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Might have to pick one of those up. Just ordered the MP interior kit
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The CF kits come in either RHD & LHD configurations.
I obviously don't want to buy a set that doesn't fit my LHD vehicle so does anyone know the specific part number for the OEM kit and hopefully a trustworthy site I can order it from?
The let number I googled is: 51952365823
It shows it's an X5M part. Would anyone know if it's a bolt on fit for a 2016 X15?
Several websites I checked seem to show its no longer offered for some reason :s
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