Introduction

If you have a cup holder but it wont open then this guide will take you through the steps you need to do to fix this problem.

Image 1/3: Remove screws off of broken cup holder Image 2/3: Take cup holder out Image 3/3: Take cup holder out
  • Apply putty knife to edge of cover until it pops open

  • Remove screws off of broken cup holder

  • Take cup holder out

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Image 1/3: Locate spring in device Image 2/3: Locate spring in device Image 3/3: Locate spring in device
  • Remove plastic cover on cup holder by pulling apart where the lips meet

  • Locate spring in device

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Image 1/2: Locate where spring is placed Image 2/2: Locate where spring is placed
  • Fully take apart the cup holder to get to the inside of the cup holder

  • Locate where spring is placed

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Image 1/3: If hole is not broken then just apply spring into hole Image 2/3: If the hole broke, like in this case here, then drill a hole the size of the spring around the same spot of the other hole Image 3/3: Caution: Be careful drilling the hole, the plastic is slippery when in contact with drill bit
  • Locate where the spring connects

  • If hole is not broken then just apply spring into hole

  • If the hole broke, like in this case here, then drill a hole the size of the spring around the same spot of the other hole

  • Caution: Be careful drilling the hole, the plastic is slippery when in contact with drill bit

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Image 1/3: Reassemble the cup holder Image 2/3: Reassemble the cup holder Image 3/3: Reassemble the cup holder
  • Test to make sure spring is properly working

  • Reassemble the cup holder

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Image 1/3: Screw in screws Image 2/3: Screw in screws Image 3/3: Screw in screws
  • Put cup holder back in place

  • Screw in screws

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Image 1/1: Start to put on cover by lining up holes
  • Check to make sure cup holder works

  • Start to put on cover by lining up holes

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  • Press firmly on cover all around until it is fully on

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  • Enjoy your fixed cup holder!

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Conclusion

Follow these steps step by step to get your broken cup holder fixed.

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Michael Tapia

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Easy fix that saved over $60 if I had to purchase a new part and much much more if the the dealer were to have fixed this. Thank you

Keith La Plain - Reply

clever idea when plastic holding the spring hook is broken. nice hack of a fix.

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