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.

Apply putty knife to edge of cover until it pops open Remove screws off of broken cup holder 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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Remove plastic cover on cup holder by pulling apart where the lips meet Locate spring in device 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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Fully take apart the cup holder to get to the inside of the cup holder 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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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
  • 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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Test to make sure spring is properly working Reassemble the cup holder Reassemble the cup holder
  • Test to make sure spring is properly working

  • Reassemble the cup holder

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Put cup holder back in place Screw in screws Screw in screws
  • Put cup holder back in place

  • Screw in screws

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Check to make sure cup holder works
  • 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 Press firmly on cover all around until it is fully on Press firmly on cover all around until it is fully on
  • Press firmly on cover all around until it is fully on

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Enjoy your fixed cup holder! Enjoy your fixed cup holder!
  • 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.

Nicholas McKoy - Reply

Is there any way to purchase just the spring? In my case the plastic is fine, it’s the shaped metal tip of the spring that sheared off somehow!? I also need the tentioner.

Ryan Cornell - Reply

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