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      08-16-2008, 02:31 PM   #1
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Installed the trunk net bag today. Took just over an hour. DIY to follow later this weekend.

This is part of the Storage Package that is available in some countires, but not the US.


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      08-16-2008, 02:34 PM   #2
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cool! pretty easy to install?
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      08-16-2008, 07:33 PM   #3
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Trunk net bag installation DIY

Parts needed:

(1) 51-47-7-131-152 net bag, US$34.48 list
(5) 61-21-1-350-101 wave washer, US$0.72 list







Basic tools needed:
Flat bladed screwdriver and/or panel puller
Phillips screwdriver
5mm allen wrench
Drill w/ 5/16" bit
Needle nose pliers

This is a panel puller that is useful for removing the plastic expanding rivets, but a flat-bladed screwdriver will do.



The net bag secures to the right trunk liner panel. Installation requires removing the panel. To remove the panel:

1. Remove the trunk floor panel (anf floor mat, if any) by lifting it out.
2. Revove the battery compartment cover by turning the latching knob 90 degrees and tilting the unit out at the top; lift out.
3. Remove the plastic loading sill cover: remove the 2 screw covers (one each side) by prying up on the front of each one; remove the phillips head screws under them; remove the 4 plastic excpanding rivets. Loading sill cover removed:



4. Fold down the right rear seat (or both for more light).
5. Remove the folding hook cover near the front of the side panel with an allen wrench.
6. Remove the 4 plastic expanding rivets (1 near front and 3 at rear) from the trunk liner panel. Remove the panel, carefully disengaging the front of it from under the rear seat side piece. Trunk liner removed:





Here are the fasteners removed:



7. Place the net bag against the side panel in the proper location and mark around the 5 studs. Drill 5/16" holes in these locations throught the fleece-covered plastic panel. Clean up around the holes with a razor knife. Holes drilled:



8. Insert the studs of the net bag frame through the holes and attache the wave washers from the rear. Note: prebend the wave washer grip tabs with needle nose pliers or other tool. I used a socket just smaller than the OD of the washer on a handle to force them over the studs (hold against solid backing when forcing on). Washers installed:



9. Reinstall the trunk side panel, loading sill cover and battery cover. The trunk weatherstripping must be worked over the sill cover and trunk panel flanges.

The completed project (perfect for those reusable shopping bags, a camera, etc,):

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      08-16-2008, 08:16 PM   #4
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Not to be a jerk, but the result is hardly worth an hour of labor and whatever you paid for the parts. Looks pretty whimpy to me.

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Okay, I have to call you as jerk. Like, an hour from you watching Youtube or whaever is way more satisfying? Hey, didn't say this is a major mod, just a subtle imrovement.; Probably, your gonads would not fit in that bag.
I like it. I think it is a cool little mod. It might also be good for storing maps or other documents that you don't want to keep in the cabin or that won't fit in the glovebox.
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      08-17-2008, 11:21 AM   #6
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Greg has always been a helpful member and this is a mod I am considering doing myself. I have a map that would find a great home in that location.
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Can this perhaps be installed in the front passenger footwell? Like in the M5? Kind of hate how there is hardly any storage space.. then again, less places for things to get filled up with crap.

Nice job Greg!
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      08-17-2008, 02:24 PM   #8
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Can this perhaps be installed in the front passenger footwell? Like in the M5? Kind of hate how there is hardly any storage space.. then again, less places for things to get filled up with crap.

Nice job Greg!
It could, but it's shape with the bend in the bottom is not ideal. Here is the appropriate one: http://bmwfans.info/original/E92/Cou...1/ill-51_6695/

I find the tilt out door compartments in the M3 are good for storing miscellaneous things.
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My "gonads" would not fit in the bag? Sounds like more of a compliment than an insult to me. Oh, and I don't watch YouTube.

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My "gonads" would not fit in the bag? Sounds like more of a compliment than an insult to me. Oh, and I don't watch YouTube.

-Carl
Hey being a douche never helped anybody

Gregs mod is pretty cool for people who play golf or transport small things and want the peace of mind of knowing its not rolling all over the trunk.
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      08-18-2008, 04:51 PM   #12
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My "gonads" would not fit in the bag? Sounds like more of a compliment than an insult to me. Oh, and I don't watch YouTube.

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I apologize for my out of character remarks--too much wine. You're entitled to your opinion. I enjoy working on the car now and then, so the time spent should not be judged just by the product of each effort.
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I apologize for my out of character remarks--too much wine. You're entitled to your opinion. I enjoy working on the car now and then, so the time spent should not be judged just by the product of each effort.
Haha, it's perfectly okay. Wine does the body good!

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Did this become standard equipment later in the 2008 model year? Mine had this already installed.
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Did this become standard equipment later in the 2008 model year? Mine had this already installed.
Hmmm...not sure. Seems like it should be standard, though.
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I did the same mod. It is convenient to have and the parts were inexpensive.

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Can this perhaps be installed in the front passenger footwell? Like in the M5? Kind of hate how there is hardly any storage space.. then again, less places for things to get filled up with crap.
I am currently using a Z3 parcel net on the passenger side of the center console. I bought the E60 M5 parcel net, which is a lot nicer, but much harder to install correctly.
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sweet trunk net dude.....
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I am currently using a Z3 parcel net on the passenger side of the center console. I bought the E60 M5 parcel net, which is a lot nicer, but much harder to install correctly.
+1 on the Z3 net - easy to install.

What specifically makes it difficult with the M5 net? - Thanks...
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Did this become standard equipment later in the 2008 model year? Mine had this already installed.
Nope. Mine is one of the last '08s made, and doesn't have it. Did you buy it new? If yes, it was dealer installed (maybe by mistake). If not, previous owner installed it.

For $30 or so, seems like a nice thing to have . Will probably order it with my next oil change kit. Great DIY, as always .

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Mine's an '08 and I have it installed from the factory.
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Not to be a jerk, but the result is hardly worth an hour of labor and whatever you paid for the parts. Looks pretty whimpy to me.

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LOL! Agreed.

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